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Four NC-based students announced as Rhodes Scholars

Posted November 22, 2020 4:12 p.m. EST
Updated November 23, 2020 10:08 a.m. EST


Four students who attend universities in North Carolina were announced winners of Rhodes Scholarships on Sunday.

The first winner is Savarni Sanka, of Cary. Sanka is a senior at Wake Forest University where she is majoring in Politics and International Affairs and Spanish with a minor in Middle East and South Asia Studies.

The next winner is Kendall Jeffreys, of Keller, Texas. Jeffreys is a senior at Duke University where she is a double major in Environmental Science and Policy and English.

The third winner is Jamal Burns, of St. Louis, Mo. Burns is a senior at Duke University where he is majoring in history.

The fourth winner is Petter Andriga, of Vienna, Va. He received his bachelor from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2020 where he completed a double major in Journalism and Computer Science.

Recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship are selected on the basis of academic achievement, personal integrity, leadership potential and a commitment to service.

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