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4 seniors are Coca-Cola Scholars Program Semifinalists

Seneca Valley exceptional seniors Victoria Beck, Jacob Geil, Ben Hess and Rishin Sharma, have been selected as 2019 semifinalists in the Coca-Cola Scholars Program.

Miss Beck, Mr. Geil, Mr. Hess and Mr. Sharma were chosen as four of 1,896 semifinalists nationwide due to their outstanding leadership, academic achievements and dedication to community service that was illustrated in their initial applications. They will continue through the selection process with an opportunity to receive a $20,000 scholarship. The class of 2019 Coca Cola Scholars will mark the 31st consecutive year that the Foundation has awarded scholarships.

“As a premier scholarship provider, we recognize our role in helping young people achieve their college goals,” said Mark Davis, President of the Foundation. “The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation received over 95,000 applications this year, and the semifinalists are truly some of the most accomplished students in the country.”

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, a joint effort of Coca-Cola Bottlers across America and The Coca Cola Company, is one of the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship programs of its kind in the United States. The program recognizes a diverse group of extraordinary high school seniors who have demonstrated academic and civic excellence in their schools and communities. 

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation 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. To learn more about the Coca-Cola scholarship program, visit

Coca-Cola Semifinalists  (L-R) Rishin Sharma, Jacob Geil, Victoria Beck and Ben Hess.