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A couple of students from the Washington, D.C. area are part of the 32 American students just named as part of the newest group of Rhodes Scholars.

Christopher Dobyns, from Highland, Md and Daniel Young from Charlottesville, Va. are among the winners selected from 838 applicants endorsed by 302 different colleges and universities. Dobyns and Young both attend Cornell University. Joseph Riley from Tennessee was another winner. Riley attends the University of Virginia.

The American students will join an international group of scholars selected from 14 other jurisdictions around the world. About 80 scholars are selected each year.

The prestigious awards provide all expenses for up to four years of study at Oxford University in England starting next October.

Rhodes Scholarships were created in 1902, and have a value of about $50,000 per year.

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