Student chosen scholarship program
Buddy Andrew Legens, a student at Westview High School, has been selected as a semifinalist in the 20th anniversary class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. The Coca-Cola Scholars foundation, a joint effort of Coca-Cola Bottlers across America and The Coca-Cola Co., is one of the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship programs of its kind in the United States. With the 2008 class, more than 4,000 young scholars nationwide will have benefited from just over $35 million that the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has provided. The program recognizes a diverse group of extraordinary high school seniors who have demonstrated academic and civic excellence in their schools and communities.
Legens ranks with approximately 2,000 high school seniors who are in the running for $3 million in college scholarships that the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will award in spring 2008. The foundation received more than 79,000 applications. Students are selected to advance to this next phase based on the level of academic excellence, leadership and achievement demonstrated in school and community activities. The Class of 2008 Coca-Cola Scholars will mark the 20th anniversary that the Foundation has awarded these scholarships.