Student From Franklin Named Rhodes Scholar

By: AP
By: AP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A Kansas State University graduate from Franklin is one of 32 U.S. college students selected as Rhodes Scholars for 2009.

Vincent M. Hofer graduated in May. The Kansas City Star reported on its Web site Sunday that Hofer is a staff assistant in the office of Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback and that he is interested in studying agribusiness with the prestigious scholarship at England's Oxford University.

Hofer financed much of his own education with a small cow herd.

The awards were created in 1902 and 80 scholars around the world were chosen to become the 2009 class.

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