‘I immediately called my mother and cried.’ 2 N.J. students named Rhodes Scholars

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The latest group of U.S. Rhodes Scholars has more women than any other class.

Two college students from New Jersey are among 32 Americans picked for one of the world’s most prestigious scholarships.

Nicolette D’Angelo, a Princeton University student from Hewitt, and Margaret Dods, a U.S Naval Academy student from Linwood were named Rhodes Scholars on Sunday.

They were selected from a pool of 880 applicants who had been nominated by their colleges and universities. Both will receive full scholarships for post-graduate studies at Oxford University in England next fall.

“I immediately called my mother and cried with her after sharing my unreal,