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Two North Allegheny Students Named 2019 Coca-Cola Scholars

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has named two seniors at North Allegheny Senior High School among the prestigious class of 2019 Coca-Cola Scholars, awarding them each a $20,000 college scholarship.


The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has named two seniors at North Allegheny Senior High School among the prestigious class of 2019 Coca-Cola Scholars, awarding them each a $20,000 college scholarship.

Christopher Lee and Luke Turkovich were selected from a national pool of 95,715 applicants based on their academic excellence, leadership, and service demonstrated in school and community activities as part of a three-stage selection process. They are two of 150 high school students from the across the United States as members of the 31 st class of Coca-Cola Scholars.

This year, North Allegheny Senior High is one of seven high schools in Pennsylvania with students recognized by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.

A joint effort of Coca-Cola bottlers across the United States and The Coca?Cola Company, the Coca?Cola Scholars Program is one of the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship programs of its kind. With the addition of the 2019 class, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will have provided more than 6,300 Coke Scholars nationwide with over $69 million in scholarships over the course of 31 years. The 31 st class of Scholars alone will collectively be awarded $3.1 million in scholarships.

"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."

In addition to receiving college scholarships, Coca-Cola Scholars will travel to Atlanta, Georgia April 4-7 for Scholars Weekend where they will serve as the guests of honor at a celebratory banquet, participate in a leadership development curriculum, and be welcomed into a vibrant and growing family 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 third year of a coaching program that partners seasoned alumni with first-year Scholars as they transition to college.

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