Two students with ties to Idaho have been selected as Rhodes Scholars. 22 year-old Joseph Thiel and 23 year-old Amanda Frickle were announced as winners of the prestigious honor Sunday.
Thiel is originally from Idaho Falls. He now lives in Boise and is a senior chemical engineering and liberal studies major at Montana State University. He plans to study economics for development while at Oxford University.
Frickle is from Billings, Montana and is a 2012 graduate of the College of Idaho. She majored in political economy and history. Much of her work has focused on gender studies, and Frickle plans to study women's studies at Oxford.
The two were among 32 American students selected to receive Rhodes Scholarships.