A Grass Valley resident is one of 32 university students nationwide who will be going to University of Oxford in England next fall on a Rhodes scholarship.
Daniel A. Price, 21, had a feast with friends and popped champagne Saturday night, after learning he was named a Rhodes Scholar. The senior at University of California, Berkeley, will pursue a master's degree in bioengineering, with a focus on medical devices and global health.
"It hasn't even settled in yet," Price said from Berkeley on Sunday afternoon. "I never considered it as a reality. My friends and family were encouraging, but I was telling them not to get my hopes up."
Price will graduate from UC Berkeley in spring with a bachelor's of science degree in bioengineering, and one in electrical engineering and computer sciences. He also has a minor in physics.
A 2009 graduate of Bear River High School in Grass Valley, Price said he phoned his parents, Eric and Dana Price of Grass Valley, with news of the award Saturday night.
Among prominent Rhodes Scholars are: former president Bill Clinton, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, actor-song writer Kris Kristoferson, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, former basetball star and former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
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