Westminster grad named Rhodes Scholar

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Ishan Nath debating climate change during a Stanford Political Union debate. (Courtesy YouTube: TheStanfordSpotlight)

ATLANTA -- A Westminster alum has been selected as one of 32 American Rhodes Scholars for 2012.

Ishan Nath graduated from the Westminster Schools in 2008. He is currently a senior at Stanford University majoring in economics and earth systems with a minor in mathematics.

Nath plans to pursue graduate studies in economics at Oxford University in England. His Rhodes Scholarship will cover two to three years of study, averaging about $50,000 annually.

Nath served as an intern at the White House's office of economic policy. His senior thesis involves clean energy and a national cap-and-trade system for power plant emissions.

In high school, he served as a leader of Westminster's Campus Conservation Corps and played basketball, according to the Atlanta private school.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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