Smith Student from Nevada Named Rhodes Scholar

Martin Griffith
Seattle Post Intelligencer

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Smith College senior from Nevada says she feels "overwhelmed" after becoming the first Rhodes Scholar from the United States in the 143-year history of the prestigious women's school in Northampton, Mass.

Clarke Knight, a 2010 graduate of Green Valley High School in Henderson, was one of 32 Americans named as 2014 Rhodes Scholars this weekend. The 21-year-old chemistry major said she wants to deal with climate change as a scientist after attending Oxford University beginning next October. She would like to see "evidence-based" policy on climate change and the U.S. take the lead on addressing the issue, she said.

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