Jacob Burnett: Local student earns prestigious Rhodes Scholarship and Habitat house

Kristin Bien

It is considered one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world, and a Mishawaka student has earned it: the Rhodes Scholarship.

Only 32 students in the United States and 83 in the world get this honor.

But what makes Jacob Burnett's story unique is that he and his family have also just been given another honor: A Habitat for Humanity home.

And Burnett says both are because of of his mom, Rita.

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