Students with St. Louis ties named Rhodes scholars

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Two students with ties to Missouri have been named Rhodes scholars to study at the University of Oxford in England.

The Rhodes Trust said in a release Sunday that Kirk P. Smith, from St. Louis, and Olivia A. Klevorn, who is from Chicago, are among the 32 U.S. students awarded the 2017 scholarships.

The Trust says Smith is a senior at the University of Tulsa, where he majors in mechanical engineering and has studied clean energy research. He plans to study engineering science at Oxford.

Klevorn, a senior at Yale majoring in anthropology, has studied the problem of disinvestment in low-income minority communities and intends to pursue socio-legal studies at Oxford. She says she has family in St. Louis and has written about segregation in St. Louis.

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