Farmington student receives scholarship


FARMINGTON — Amanda Hall, a senior at Mt. Blue High School, has been selected as a member of the 22nd Class of Coca-Cola Scholars.

Hall was selected as a finalist from more than 2,200 semifinalists for having demonstrated the academic excellence, school leadership and community involvement epitomized by winners of the scholarship. With the help of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Farmington and The Coca-Cola Company, Hall will begin college next fall at the school of her choice.

She is one of 253 high school seniors selected nationwide to compete for a cash scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. On March 25, Hall will join other finalists as they travel to Atlanta, international headquarters for The Coca-Cola Company, to compete for 53 four-year college scholarships of $20,000 and 200 four-year scholarships of $10,000.

Over the four-day weekend, the finalists will interview with a National Selection Committee, tour local landmarks, meet with former Coca-Cola Scholars and participate in a range of activities including a community service project.

Additionally, the 2010 Class of Coca-Cola Scholars will attend a banquet in their honor attended by representatives from the Coca-Cola system, educators, local dignitaries and friends of the foundation.

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. The program is open to all high school seniors in the United States from 26,000 high schools.