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Published November 24, 2012, 04:24 PM

Rhodes Scholarship recipient is from North Dakota

Beulah, ND (WDAY TV) -- One of our country's shining stars, shot out of right here in North Dakota.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Beulah, ND (WDAY TV) -- One of our country's shining stars, shot out of right here in North Dakota.

This is Christian Heller speaking at his old school, in Beulah. He's an "09 grad. Heller was just awarded the Rhodes Scholarship, an invite to study at Oxford University in England. That after he graduates from the naval Academy in Annapolis this May.

He's one of 32 students in the U-S to win the award. He told this class it's like the willy wonka golden ticket of scholarships.

Heller says, "Students from North Dakota should never feel limited in any way, and expanding horizons beyond the borders of the state and even beyond the country is a great thing."

Heller lost 100 pounds to make it in the Naval Academy.

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