Fang Cao: Blair High alumnus chosen as Rhodes Scholar

Kevin James Shay

At the University of Maryland, College Park, Fang Cao has become the first student to win both a Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Harry Truman Scholarship.

Now, the biological sciences and computer science major has an even more prestigious, international award: Rhodes Scholarship.

Cao, a Silver Spring resident, is the first Montgomery Blair High alumnus picked by the Rhodes Trust since 2007.

He is only the second honoree from the University of Maryland, according to Rhodes Trust and university records. University System of Maryland Board of Regents member and former U.S. Congressman Tom McMillen was the first — a 1974 Rhodes Scholar chosen in 1973.

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