Myers Park graduate attending UNC receives prestigious scholarship

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - A local student who attends UNC Chapel Hill received a big honor this weekend.

Rachel Myrick, who graduated from Myers Park, can attend Oxford University in England for four years for free.

She and 31 other students nationwide were named “Rhodes Scholars.”

Myrick will get a scholarship that pays all expenses for up to four years at the school.

A student from Wofford was also awarded the scholarship.  Rachel Marie Woodlee of Greer is a senior majoring in business economics and Chinese and is also a star on the school's volleyball team. The Phi Beta Kappa member is a graduate of Mauldin High School.

According to its website, the Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world.

 Rhodes Scholarships were created in 1902 by the will of British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes and have a value of about $50,000 per year.

For more information on the Rhodes Scholarship, click here.