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Parkway graduate named Rhodes Scholar

Fatima Sabar, a Parkway West High graduate (2007), has been named a Rhodes Scholar.  Rhodes Scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England, and may allow funding in some instances for four years. Sabar is a senior at Stanford University and is one of thirty-two Americans chosen as a Rhodes Scholars representing the United States. Click here to read the story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The Stanford University website states that Sabar is majoring in biology and plans to pursue a master's degree in global health at Oxford.  According to the Rhodes press release, she has worked on health projects in Mexico and Rwanda, done volunteer work at the Pacific Free Health Clinic; coordinated World AIDS Week at Stanford and is coordinating a health education project for migrant farm workers in Salinas Valley.

While a student at West High, Sabar took part in the Students and Teachers as Research Scientists, or STARS program which pairs students and teachers with research mentors from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis.