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December 8, 1986 | LYNN O'SHAUGHNESSY, Times Staff Writer
A 1981 Cerritos High School graduate who went on to become this year's top-ranked cadet at the U.S. Military Academy was among the 32 students awarded Rhodes Scholarships on Sunday. John K. Tien, 22, a senior at West Point majoring in civil engineering, is one of two Californians who won the prestigious scholarship to Oxford University in Great Britain. Tien said he intends to submerge himself in the humanities at Oxford to round out his military training.
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November 22, 2011 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
As a 10th-grader in San Diego, Stephanie Bryson said, she was disenchanted with school, receiving poor grades and contemplating dropping out to become a professional surfer. But she eventually came to see the value of a higher education and entered Cal State Long Beach. In May she graduated summa cum laude and was class valedictorian. Her progression from rebellious teenager to serious scholar didn't stop there: Bryson, now a 23-year-old graduate student at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., was recently named a Rhodes Scholar — making her the second Cal State graduate to receive the honor.
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December 6, 1999
Two Los Angeles area women were among 32 American students named Sunday as Rhodes scholars for 2000. West Point paratrooper Melissa Sturm of Chatsworth and Jennie S. Han, a Yale University student from Mission Viejo, received the scholarships. Art and Linda Sturm said their daughter has been an overachiever since she began learning how to play a pint-sized violin using the Suzuki Music Program.
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November 21, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thirty-two men and women from across the United States have been selected as Rhodes Scholars for 2007, including five students with ties to California. The scholars were selected from 896 applicants endorsed by 340 colleges and universities. The scholarships, announced Sunday, are the oldest of the international study awards available to American students and provide two or three years of study. The students will enter Oxford University in England in October.
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December 12, 1989 | YOLANDA RODRIGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Escondido woman is one of 32 Americans, and one of only two Californians, chosen Saturday as Rhodes scholars. Amy D. Matthews, 21, an English major in her senior year at Mt. Holyoke College in Massachusetts, said the encouragement of her parents, Robert and Kaye Matthews, and the college's nurturing environment helped her achieve academic success. "Whenever there was something new I wanted to try, my parents always said, 'Yes, you can do that. . . .
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January 22, 2003 | David Shaw, Times Staff Writer
Chefs often talk about how physically demanding their work is, about how drained and exhausted they feel after standing up, day after day, night after night, in a hot, cramped, pressure-filled kitchen. But I never thought of cooking as an athletic activity until one recent afternoon when a young friend called with the exciting news that he'd just won a Rhodes scholarship -- and told us that when the Rhodes interviewers had asked him what sports he participated in, he'd answered, "cooking."
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November 22, 2011 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
As a 10th-grader in San Diego, Stephanie Bryson said, she was disenchanted with school, receiving poor grades and contemplating dropping out to become a professional surfer. But she eventually came to see the value of a higher education and entered Cal State Long Beach. In May she graduated summa cum laude and was class valedictorian. Her progression from rebellious teenager to serious scholar didn't stop there: Bryson, now a 23-year-old graduate student at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., was recently named a Rhodes Scholar — making her the second Cal State graduate to receive the honor.
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July 7, 1995
Sir Edgar Williams, 82, adviser to Rhodes scholars at Oxford University for nearly three decades. Williams, who served as warden of Rhodes House from 1952 to 1980, had now-President Bill Clinton among his charges in 1968 and 1969. During World War II he served on the British intelligence staff in Cairo and so impressed Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery that the leader named Williams his chief of intelligence.
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May 10, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Cory Booker, a 37-year-old former Rhodes scholar, became Newark's first new mayor in two decades by a landslide Tuesday, ushering in a new era for the struggling city. Booker swamped his nearest challenger, state Sen. Ronald L. Rice, taking 72% of the vote compared to 24% for the lawmaker. "My city, our city, New Jersey's greatest city, Newark, N.J., has spoken," Booker told a noisy crowd of supporters at Essex Community College in downtown Newark. "Today, Newark, N.J., has embraced change."
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January 22, 2003 | David Shaw, Times Staff Writer
Chefs often talk about how physically demanding their work is, about how drained and exhausted they feel after standing up, day after day, night after night, in a hot, cramped, pressure-filled kitchen. But I never thought of cooking as an athletic activity until one recent afternoon when a young friend called with the exciting news that he'd just won a Rhodes scholarship -- and told us that when the Rhodes interviewers had asked him what sports he participated in, he'd answered, "cooking."
SPORTS
December 18, 2000 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
It seems fitting that sports pages across the country made a big deal about shortstop Alex Rodriguez accepting a staggering $252-million contract from the Texas Rangers while ignoring a shortstop who could have a greater impact in the years ahead. Jordan Krall, who grew up in Encino, played shortstop at Harvard-Westlake High and has started for three years at Amherst College, was awarded a Rhodes scholarship last week to study synthetic chemistry at Oxford University in England.
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December 11, 2000 | From Times staff and wire reports
A 21-year-old college student from Encino and former scholar-athlete at Harvard-Westlake School is one of 32 Americans chosen to be next year's Rhodes Scholars. Jordan Krall, a chemistry major at Amherst College, is writing his senior thesis on creating a synthetic protein that will block replication of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Krall, a varsity baseball player for Amherst, foreshadowed his academic and athletic prowess while a student at Harvard-Westlake.
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December 6, 1999
Two Los Angeles area women were among 32 American students named Sunday as Rhodes scholars for 2000. West Point paratrooper Melissa Sturm of Chatsworth and Jennie S. Han, a Yale University student from Mission Viejo, received the scholarships. Art and Linda Sturm said their daughter has been an overachiever since she began learning how to play a pint-sized violin using the Suzuki Music Program.
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December 6, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She has played the violin since age 2 1/2, studied comparative government and earned her wings jumping out of airplanes. Now, 21-year-old Melissa Sturm, a Taft High School graduate and San Fernando Valley native, can add Rhodes scholar to her eclectic--and distinguished--list of accomplishments. The Rhodes scholarship was created in 1902 by the estate of British financier-colonialist Cecil J. Rhodes and is one of the oldest international awards available to American scholars. A senior at the U.
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