Valerie Terrell receives Coca-Cola Scholarship
CS senior Valerie Terrrell has been recognized as one of the country's
most outstanding high school seniors by the Coca-Cola Scholars
Foundation and has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship for college.
Valerie joined 252 of America's most impressive high school students for the Coca-Cola Scholars Weekend, held April 12-15 in Atlanta, GA to compete for 52 National Scholarships of $20,000 and 200 Regional scholarships of $10,000. Scholars were chosen from an initial applicant pool of nearly 84,000 representing approximately 23,000 high schools nationwide.
During the Scholars Weekend, the 2012 class was recognized at a banquet held in their honor. Philanthropist and Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman provided the banquet keynote address. Scholars also interviewed with a National Selection Committee representing education, business, government and arts leaders from across the country to determine their award amount, participated in seminars, toured local landmarks and participated in a community service project, painting recycled syrup concentrate drums donated by The Coca-Cola Company to be used as rain barrels by the Atlanta community.
The Coca-Cola Scholarship Program is one of the most-recognized and respected corporate sponsored scholarships in America. The program was created in 1986 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Coca-Cola and to establish a legacy for the education of tomorrow's leaders through college scholarships.