Idaho student from Montana named Rhodes Scholar
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A 2012 graduate of The College of Idaho is one of 32
American college students named Sunday as prestigious Rhodes Scholars.
Amanda J. Frickle of Billings, Mont., majored in political economy and in
history, and graduated summa cum laude. Much of her academic work has been
in gender studies.
The award provides Frickle with a scholarship at Oxford University in England,
where she plans to study women's studies.
Frickle has been active politically as a student body president, president of
the Gay-Straight Student Alliance, a leader in the Obama campaign in Montana,
and has petitioned for sustainable environmental practices. She has also worked
for the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho.
The winners were selected from 838 applicants endorsed by 302 different
colleges and universities.