An Augustana College senior who already has seen a good chunk of the world will be seeing some more after earning a scholarship that will take her to England.
Queenie Ho, a double major in anthropology and biology at Augustana, hasreceived the $50,000 Davies-Jackson Scholarship, which will cover fees, expenses and room and board while she pursues her graduate studies at the University of Cambridge's St. John's College, according to an Augustana news release.
Ms. Ho was born in Hong Kong, but her family moved to Guam when she was young. When she was a teen, the family moved to Illinois.
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana. 1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.