The West Hempstead School District is proud to announce that West Hempstead Secondary School seniors Ashlee Boodoo, Gloria Guerrier and Victoria Guerrier were named as semifinalists in the Coca-Cola Scholars Program.
Only 1,617 students were selected from more than 68,000 applicants from across the country to continue through the program’s selection process based on their academic excellence, leadership and service demonstrated in school and community activities. Scholars are currently submitting their semifinalist applications to be reviewed by Coca-Cola’s Program Reading Committee. After this review, 250 will advance as regional finalists, with 150 becoming Coca-Cola Scholars and receiving a $20,000 college scholarship.
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 U.S. With the addition of the 2022 class, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will have provided more than 6,600 Coke Scholars nationwide with over $78 million in scholarships over the course of 34 years.