Monday, November 23, 2009

West Point Cadet Is Winner of a Rhodes Scholarship ...

Note:it is an honor to be named as a Rhodes Scholar..

Rhodes scholarships were created in 1902 by the estate of British
philanthropist Cecil Rhodes.

Winners are selected on the basis of high
academic achievement, personal integrity, leadership potential and
physical vigor, among other attributes.

This from the article linked below:

Elizabeth Betterbed of the small community of Fox Island in the southern tip of the Puget Sound was named among the scholarship winners announced early Sunday.

She was one of 32 men and women from across the United States selected from 805 applicants . Betterbed is a senior at West Point, where she is a majoring in mechanical engineering.

Her father, Thomas Betterbed, says that Elizabeth has grabbed every opportunity she's had in life and that she looks for challenges every day.

The 21-year-old grew up loving soccer and decided to apply to West Point, seeking a challenge for her college year

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2010332989_apwarhodesscholarswash.html?syndicationrss

6 comments:

shoprat said...

A Rhodes scholarship is an honor but it was not created for an honorable reason. Rhodes was of the George Soros school of philanthropy.

christian soldier said...

SR-I know-glad his $$$$ are going to honorable students..at least the Cadets from WP are - for the most part- honorable...
It's almost like God the Father is smiling and saying-'touche!"

Bryan said...

"Her father, Thomas Betterbed, says that Elizabeth has grabbed every opportunity she's had in life and that she looks for challenges every day."

That kind of sticks out doesn't it? Hmmm, grab the opportunity instead of always waiting for the opportunity to grab you.

Many do with opportunities as children do at the seashore; they fill their little hands with sand, and then let the grains fall through, one by one, till all are gone. -T. Jones.

christian soldier said...

B-Opportunity is given to us--if we do not have eyes to see- the opportunities pass us bye...
Christians must be bold--not weak -
We serve a mighty God!

MK said...

Well good for her, hope she makes the best of it.

christian soldier said...

MK-it is my belief that she will-
most who are successful through 4 years at West Point - will do well on any 'road' they travel.