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Two Duke University seniors from Potomac were among the 32 recipients selected for Rhodes Scholarships:

* William L. Hwang is a triple major in biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and physics. He is also part of a research team developing electrical chips to quickly perform chemical analyses of small amounts of a substance. In 2003, he co-founded a non-profit organization, United InnoWorks Academy Inc., that develops creative science and engineering programs for young people from underprivileged backgrounds.

* Rahul Satija is a senior majoring in biology and music with a minor in math. He has been carrying out research in bioinformatics, currently focused on the sea urchin genome and smallpox virus. Awarded a Goldwater Scholarship for his scientific work, he is also concertmaster for the Duke Symphony Orchestra, first violinist of a student string quartet and holds Duke's only music performance scholarship.

Anna Mayo, daughter of Paticia S. Dickinson of Bridle Lane, Potomac was named to Denison University's dean's list. Mayo, a 2004 graduate of Walt Whitman High School. Anna Mayo is a sophomore psychology major at Denison.

Jonathan Parson, son of Leslie and Ila Parson of Potomac, was named to the dean's list for the 2005 fall semester at Lynchurg College. Parsons, is a graduate of Winston Churchill High school and is a freshman nursing major at Lynchburg.

Julianne Foster, daughter of John and Silvia Foster of Potomac was awarded an $11,000 scholarship to Oglethorpe University. She attended Georgetown Visitation Prep School.

Alex Imas of Bethesda received the Watson Wyatt and Company Merit Scholarship. He attends Walt Whitman High School.