Senior Peyton Barsel was named 1 of 150 Coca-Cola Scholars nationwide.
From the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation:
We are thrilled to announce our 32nd class of Coca-Cola Scholars!
These 150 high school seniors will each receive a $20,000 college scholarship and join a family of 6,300+ alumni who are leading positive change in their communities and around the world.
Less than 1/6th of 1% of applicants were chosen to receive this extremely competitive award. These 150 students, who were selected from an initial pool of 93,075 applications from across the country, not only exemplify superior leadership, service, and academics – they are change agents, positively affecting others in their communities.
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.
In addition to receiving college scholarships, the new class of Coca-Cola Scholars have been 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 fourth year of a coaching program that partners seasoned alumni with first-year Scholars as they transition to college.
Share in their celebrations with #2020CokeScholars!