Algonquin, Lemont women named as Rhodes Scholars

Paul Biasco
Daily Herald

Two suburban women have been chosen as Rhodes Scholars, a prestigious honor received by only 32 Americans each year.

Alexis K. Brown of Algonquin and Sarah N. Smierciak of Lemont learned the news last night that they have been invited to spend two to three years at the University of Oxford in England with all expenses covered.

Brown, who is a senior majoring in English and history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the founder and editor-in-chief of a national undergraduate journal of literary criticism. She plans to study English literature at Oxford starting in October 2012 on the scholarship, which is valued at an estimated $50,000.

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