3 new Rhodes Scholars hail from metro Atlanta


Three college students with Atlanta-area roots have been chosen to become Rhodes Scholars, including one young man whose parents are refugees from war-torn Africa.

The winners of the prestigious award are: Sarah M. Bufkin, an Atlanta graduate from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ridwan Y. Hassen, of Marietta, who attended Emory University and now attends Dartmouth College and Sai P. Gourisankar, who is from Atlanta and attends the University of Texas at Austin.

The three are among just 32 Americans selected for the coveted scholarship this year, which provides study at the University of Oxford in England.

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