McKinley High School Student Wins $20,000 Coca-Cola Scholarship
- April 17, 2009
It’s the real thing! The national Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has named Devin Guillory, a McKinley High School student, one of the country’s most outstanding high school seniors. Guillory has received a $20,000 National Coca-Cola Scholarship for college as a member of the 21st class of Coca-Cola Scholars who have demonstrated academic excellence and civic excellence in school and the community.
According to the Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Guillory was one of 252 students competing for 52 National Scholarships of $20,000 and 200 Regional Scholarships of $10,000 during the Coca-Cola Scholars Weekend April 2-5 in Atlanta. The initial applicant pool totaled more than 74,000 students representing 23,000 high schools nationwide.
“Devin is part of a diverse group of extraordinary high school seniors who have shown a steadfast commitment to educational excellence, leadership and service to the school and community,” said Sandy Williams, chairman of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Board and president of Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Works in Corinth, Miss.
During Scholars Weekend, the 2009 class interviewed with a National Selection Committee representing education, business, government and arts leaders from across the country. The competitors also participated in seminars and tours of the area.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is a joint effort of Coca-Cola bottlers across America and The Coca-Cola Company. In Baton Rouge, the Foundation is supported financially by Baton Rouge Coca-Cola and The Coca-Cola Company. For more information, call Karl Watlington at (225) 297-7318.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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