The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awarded one Washington student, Mariel Rodriguez, a $20,000 national scholarship. Four other students, Daniel Nguyen, Nailah Dodd, Alexander Fraser, and Nicolas Barr, were awarded $10,000 regional scholarships.
The Washington students are part of a group of 253 outstanding high school seniors from a pool of 69,000 students.
On March 25, the students joined other finalists for their scholarship interviews in Atlanta, at the headquarters of The Coca-Cola Company. They competed for 53 four-year college scholarships of $20,000 and 200 four-year scholarships of $10,000. The finalists interviewed with a National Selection Committee and participated in a range of activities including a community service project. ♦