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Fairfax High School Alumna Elected as 2018 Rhodes Scholar

Simone Askew will study at Oxford in October

Simone Askew, a FHS alumni and senior at the United States Military Academy, has been selected as one of the 32 Rhodes Scholars for 2018. Cadet Askew holds the top leadership position at West Point, the Brigade Commander of the United States Corps of Cadets, where she is responsible for the development and performance of 4,400 cadets. She is the first African American female in the 215 year history of the Academy to hold this post.  At Oxford, she will read for an M.Sc. in Evidence-Based Social Intervention.




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