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Six Kentucky high school seniors from across state named to 2020 Coca-Cola Scholars program

2020 Coca-Cola Scholars (Photo from Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation)

Six Kentucky high school seniors are among 150 nationwide named to the 32nd class of Coca-Cola Scholars.

A joint effort of Coca-Cola bottlers across the country and The Coca‑Cola Company, the Coca-Cola Scholars Program is the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship program in the United States. With the addition of the 2020 class, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will have provided more than 6,300 Coke Scholars nationwide with over $72 million in scholarships over the course of 32 years. A total of 93,075 seniors applied from across the county this year.

“We believe that identifying these young leaders throughout the country and encouraging their passion for serving others not only empowers the students, but also lifts up those around them,” said Jane Hale Hopkins, President of the Foundation. “The Coca-Cola system is dedicated to giving back to the communities they serve, and the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is proud to be a part of that commitment.”

Each Coca-Cola Scholar receives a $20,000 college scholarship and joins a family of more than 6,300 alumni who are leading positive change in their communities and around the world.

In addition to receiving college scholarships, the scholars join a group of alumni that have become a powerful force for positive change in the world. Through networking, collaborations, and friendships, the group strives to make a greater impact together. Recent events and initiatives include the 2018 Coca-Cola Scholars Leadership Summit, a post-hurricane clean-up in Houston, and the fourth year of a coaching program that partners seasoned alumni with first-year Scholars as they transition to college.

2019 Kentucky Coca-Cola Scholars:

• Richard Beck, Saint Xavier High School, Louisville
• Kathleen, Criner Paducah Tilghman High School, Paducah
• Matthew Johnson, Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Math and Science, Bowling Green
• Hanna McQueary, Casey County High School, Liberty
• Braedon Price, South Warren High School, Bowling Green
• Rayah Ross, Martha Layne Collins High School, Shelbyville

For a complete list of all 2020 Coca-Cola Scholars, visit www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org

From Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

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