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A Cornell University senior from Champaign has been named a Rhodes Scholar.

Rachel Harmon graduated from from University of Illinois Laboratory High School. It was announced Sunday that the 21-year-old was one of 32 students to receive the prestigious scholarship. She is the lone Illinois recipient this year.

According to reports, Harmon feels accomplished to have been named a finalist. She is the daughter of a truck driver and postal worker and will graduate in May from the Ithaca, New York-school with a degree in industrial and labor relations.

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