Talking Rhodes Scholarships, Leadership

Alexa Tieu

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) An event encouraging students to work hard in school was held Friday evening....and a distinguished guest was in attendance to speak.

The College Of Southern Idaho's Honors Program presents the Eagle View Lecture Series...and this Spring's focus was the Rhodes Scholarship.

Alexis Meyerhoeffer is an honors student at the College Of Southern Idaho.

And she would love to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.

"It's a long way from home but I think that it'd be an amazing experience, especially educationally and culturally and so it'd be an amazing dream," says Alexis Meyerhoeffer, Honors student, College of Southern Idaho.

32 students are chosen each year in America to receive the Rhodes Scholarship.

Charles Conn, Warden-Elect, Rhodes Trust says, "What we're trying to do with the Rhodes program is to select young leaders, but across a wide variety of programs."

Charles Conn is the newly appointed Warden–Elect of the Rhodes Trust.

He is currently a resident of Ketchum and wants to encourage local students to strive for the best.

"It gives you up to 4 years of funding in Great Britain studying at Oxford and we hope doing advanced degrees...and to give those young people a good start at building new lives as leaders in their respective fields," Conn explains.

Conn was asked to lecture for the College Of Southern Idaho's Honors Program... As a part of the eagle view lecture series.

"He's the first American in the 110–year history (of the Rhodes House) to be chosen and we were lucky enough to have him agree to come speak for CSI," says Brian Dobbs, Director, Honors Program, College of Southern Idaho.
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