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Naperville North grad named Rhodes scholar : She is 1 of a record 21 women this year to get scholarship

Nov 20, 2018 - Chicago Tribune

The reality of being named a Rhodes scholar had not quite settled in Monday for Kristiana Yao, who is one of the record number of women awarded the prestigious scholarship this year.

"You don't want to let yourself imagine what would happen if you win," said Yao, 22, a 2014 graduate of Naperville North High School. "So when it actually happened (Saturday), it took a bit to process. I'm still processing it."

Yao is one of 32 students from the United States who won the scholarships to ...