Sewanhaka High School senior Joel Bossous and Class of 2019 valedictorian Amrita Shah have been named semifinalists in the Coca-Cola Scholars program, which recognizes high school seniors for academic excellence, community leadership and their desire to make the world a better place.
Of the nearly 96,000 applicants, only 1,896 were selected as semifinalists. After completing a secondary application, including essays, official transcripts and two letters of recommendation, Joel and Amrita are in the running for 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 each.
By the end of January, 250 regional finalists will be invited to participate in online or in person interviews. One hundred and fifty Coca Cola Scholars will be named in March and come to Atlanta in April for a celebratory banquet and Leadership Development Institute facilitated by program alumni. Principal Dr. Christopher Salinas congratulated Joel and Amrita, and wished them the best of luck as they continue in the competition.