Just spotted this AP article (by Kathy Matheson) about Brittney Exline:
Which is very good indeed, but I was especially pleased to see:
She excels at math and science and is really interested in politics, so she enrolled in a Penn program that will award her degrees from both the engineering and liberal arts schools when she graduates in 2011.
Have a look at the AP story for quotes, information about her background, other interests, and more.
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