24 CCSD Students Honored as National Merit Commended Students!

24 CCSD Students Honored as National Merit Commended Students!

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Twenty-four Cherokee County School District high school seniors have been named National Merit Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation!

This recognition, up from 13 honorees in CCSD last year, is based on the high scores the students earned on the PSAT. Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, some become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses that will be awarded in the spring.

They are:

Cherokee HS
Stephanie Bradley
Emily Endozo
Keegan Sigler

Creekview HS
Jack DellaPenna
Kristen Farmer
Zoe Love
Mitch Robinson
Gracen Wallace

Etowah HS
Ricky Alvarado-Digiulio
Tommy Humphrey
Justice Hunt
Sean Waldron

River Ridge HS
Julie Boll
Emma Harrison

Sequoyah HS
Alyssa Barone
Theodore “Teddy” Campbell
Mollie McNeil
Reece Richardson
Emily Sommer

Woodstock HS
Michelle Belikova
Julia Litrel
Reese Mallory
Taylor Shephard
Sasha Stogniy


Two CCSD Seniors Named 2016-2017 Coca-Cola Scholars Program Semi-Finalists

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A.J. Cox

Two Cherokee County School District high school seniors have been named semi-finalists for a prestigious national scholarship!

Isabelle Riddle of Sequoyah High School and A.J. Cox of Woodstock High School are 2016-17 Coca-Cola Scholars Program semi-finalists.  Only 1,914 students were selected from 86,000 applications nationwide.

Semi-finalists were selected based on their outstanding leadership,

Isabelle Riddle

academic achievements, and dedication to their community.

Detailed applications submitted by semi-finalists will be evaluated by a review committee this month to determine finalists.  The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will award 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 each.

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.

“As a premier scholarship provider, we recognize our role in helping young people achieve their college goals,” said Mark Davis, President of the Foundation. “The economy continues to affect many students’ ability to attend the college of their choice, so it is critical we continue to stay the course.  The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation received nearly 86,000 applications this year, and the Semifinalists are truly some of the most accomplished students in the country.”