Woman makes up story about growing up in poverty to get Rhodes scholarship

A Rhodes Scholar who won a coveted scholarship at Oxford after claiming she overcame childhood abuse and grew up in foster care has been accused of lying to officials and is in fact the daughter of a radiologist who went to private school.

Mackenzie Fierceton, 24, describes herself as a ‘queer, first generation, low income’ student at The University of Pennsylvania. In 2020, she was given a scholarship to go to Oxford after dazzling the Rhodes Trust with her story of how she overcame welfare, an abusive mother and the foster care system.

But after a November 2020 Philadelphia Inquirer news article about the scholarship, lauded her as a ‘first-generation student’ who ‘has been low-income throughout her life, and grew up in foster care,’ an anonymous tipster contacted the Rhodes Trust and UPenn to report her for being ‘blatantly dishonest’.
They told the schools how Mackenzie - whose previous name was Mackenzie Morrison - went to the $30,000-a-year Whitfield private school in St. Louis, Missouri.

Her mother is radiologist Dr. Carrie Morrison, and her hobbies at school included horseback riding, skydiving and white water rafting.

She spent less than a year in foster care in 2014 after telling police that her mother pushed her down stairs and left her ‘caked in blood’. Her mother was arrested for abuse at the time but the charges were dropped due to a lack of evidence - something she did not include in her admissions essays.

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Typical queer…

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TYPICAL DEMOCRAT! LOW MORALS AND HAVE TO LIE TO GET ANYWHERE!

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Lol of course a pic with AOC…

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Horse face and horse face 2

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SHE CAN GO WORK WITH ELIZABETH WARREN …FIT RIGHT IN!

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Almost not her fault since victimhood is one of the most important and pushed traits by the Left.

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Yet another in the litany of examples of leftists lying and embellishing to win the victimhood olympics.

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So brave.

So brave…

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Probably deserved a push down the stairs. Spoiled cunt.

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Well sure. If you only read the headline.
The truth is, it was about hardship and her mother WAS arrested for abusing her and she WAS in foster care for a year. Now the anti-wealth culture says that, because her mother was a doctor, that wasn’t hardship. Gtfoh.

Or, I guess just react to the clickbait headline and hate her.

I’m sure she told the Rhodes admission panel that she went to private school that cost $30k/year.

So? That means it wasn’t a hardship, being in foster care? Did they ask?? She provided transcripts, right? Who’s fault is it they didn’t look at them?

Not that hardship should even be the criteria. That itself is warped. I thought most of us were against things like that, rather than merit?

Nah. She looks closer to a Baluga Whale with that forehead.

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