YSU Rhodes Scholar receives support from hometown

Ashley Orr, of Columbiana, will be studying at Oxford University in a few months

The Ruritan Club in Columbiana held a recognition dinner for Rhodes Scholar Ashley Orr.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Ruritan Club in Columbiana hosted a recognition dinner Saturday evening for Ashley Orr, who is on her way to Oxford University after winning a Rhodes Scholarship.

Proceeds from the dinner will help cover her costs while studying at Oxford.

Orr, who is from Columbiana, said it was overwhelming seeing so many people come out to support her.

“I’m just so thankful that my community came together for this event and that they care so much about me. It’s why I am who I am.”

Orr is currently a senior at Youngstown State studying Mathematics and Economics. She is the first YSU student to receive a Rhodes Scholarship.

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