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First Temple grad to win Rhodes scholarship accepts with humility, high hopes

A true homegrown scholar, Hardeman grew up in North Philadelphia, attended public schools, and earned his associate’s degree at the Community College of Philadelphia before transferring to Temple in 2015. Hardeman, 23, has never been out of the U.S.

He attributes the distinction of his scholarship to the many mentors and people who’ve believed in from elementary school through college.