Jane Menton: Tallahassee Rhodes winner excited about future

Gerald Ensley
Tallahassee Democrat

When they announced Jane Darby Menton as a Rhodes Scholar on Saturday in Birmingham, the Tallahassee native turned bright red with blushing and remained "various shades of pink the rest of the night."

Several days later, Menton's color has returned to normal but she's still humbled to have won one of the world's most prestigious scholarships.

"To compete with people who were so, so qualified, I never dared to believe I would win," Menton said Tuesday at her Tallahassee home. "Being a senior in college is an uncertain time. To all of a sudden go from not knowing what I was going to do (after graduation) to two years of doing what I really, really want to do is very exciting."

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