Shipley Senior Jordyn Turner Named As 2012 National Coca-Cola Scholar
Nation’s Most Prestigious Scholarship Program Awards Shipley Student $20,000 for College
Shipley senior Jordyn Turner has been recognized as one of the country’s most outstanding high school seniors by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and has been awarded a $20,000 scholarship for college. As a member of the 24th class of Coca-Cola Scholars, Miss Turner has demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement in school and in the community.
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. In Bryn Mawr, the Foundation is supported by the financial commitment of The Coca-Cola Company. Including the 2012 Class of Coca-Cola Scholars, The Foundation has awarded more than 5,000 Coca-Cola Scholars with a total of more than $47 million in scholarships.
“Jordyn Turner is part of a diverse group of extraordinary high school seniors that have shown a steadfast commitment to educational excellence, leadership and service to the school and community,” said Claude Nielsen, Chairman of the Board of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and President and Chief Executive Officer of Coca-Cola Bottling United Inc. Company in Birmingham, AL. “The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is proud to name Miss Turner as a 2012 Coca-Cola National Scholar.”
Miss Turner joined 252 of America’s most impressive high school students for the Coca-Cola Scholars Weekend, held April 12 – 15 in Atlanta, GA to compete for 52 National Scholarships of $20,000 and 200 National scholarships of $10,000. Scholars were chosen from an initial applicant pool of nearly 84,000 representing approximately 23,000 high schools nationwide.
During the Scholars Weekend, the 2012 class was recognized at a banquet held in their honor. Philanthropist and Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman provided the banquet keynote address. Scholars also interviewed with a National Selection Committee representing education, business, government and arts leaders from across the country to determine their award amount, participated in seminars, toured local landmarks and participated in a community service project, painting recycled syrup concentrate drums donated by The Coca-Cola Company to be used as rain barrels by the Atlanta community.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is one of the most-recognized and respected corporate sponsored scholarships in America. The program 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.
For a full list of National and Regional scholars, their schools and local participating bottlers please visit: https://coca-colascholars.org.