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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, April 16, 1999
Fuentes to compete for scholarship
Jonathan Fuentes from Pecos High School in Pecos will be starting college
with some help from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.
He is one of 250 high school seniors nationwide selected as a Finalist
to receive a Coca-Cola scholarship.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, a joint effort of Coca-Cola Bottlers
and The Coca-Cola Company, is one of the largest corporate sponsored scholarship
programs of its kind in the United States. In 1999 the Coca-Cola Bottlers'
Association pledged additional funds to increase the number of awards from
150 to 250 increasing the Coca-Cola System's commitment from $1.4 to $1.8
million. Since 1986, the Scholars Foundation has aided more than 1,750
students, awarding $15.7 million in scholarships.
"Each year, as our family of Coca-Cola Scholars continues to grow larger,
so does the legacy the Coca-Cola Bottlers started in 1986, when the created
the Scholars Foundation to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Coca-Cola.
The Coca-Cola Scholars deserve congratulations for their accomplishments,
as do our bottlers for their continued support to their communities," said
H.L. "Sandy" Williams, Chairman of the Board of the Coca-Cola Scholars
Foundation and President, Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Works of Corinth,
On April 22-25, the Finalists will travel to Atlanta, where they will
compete for 50 four-year college scholarships of $20,000 and 200 four-year
scholarships of $4,000. While in Atlanta, the Scholars will interview with
a National Selection Committee, tour the city, meet with former Coca-Cola
Scholars and participate in a range of activities. In keeping with the
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation's mission of enriching the educational opportunities
of the young people it serves, the 1999 Class of Coca-Cola Scholars will
be addressed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu at a banquet in their honor.
Coca-Cola Scholars are a diverse group of students, who have a proven
commitment to their schools, their communities and their families. The
1999 Coca-Cola Scholars were chosen from an initial applicant pool of more
than 137,000 high school seniors representing more than 16,000 high schools.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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