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Elon student wins a year in Ireland

Posted November 25, 2008 6:54 p.m. EST
Updated November 25, 2008 6:55 p.m. EST

— Breanna Carrie Detwiler, a senior at Elon University, is one of 12 2009-2010 George H. Mitchell Scholars.

The award funds one year of postgraduate study at Ireland's University College Cork and is named for the former United States Senator who helped broker a peace accord in Northern Ireland.

Detwiler will pursue a master’s degree in law before returning to the United States to continue her legal education.

Detwiler is an Elon University Honors Fellow and a member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. She majors in environmental studies and plans to study environmental law.

Detwiler is a Virginia native.