FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, DEC. 15, 2017
CONTACT: TERRY R. CASSREINO
PHONE: (601) 454-7419
St. Joe senior Rodney Self named
semifinalist for Coca-Cola Scholarship
MADISON, Miss. (Friday, Dec. 15, 2017) – St. Joseph Catholic School senior Rodney Self has recently been named a national Coca-Cola Scholars semifinalist.
Self is one of 1,936 students chosen from more than 90,000 applicants nationwide. He will compete to reach the next round of 250 regional finalists, with 150 of those eventually becoming Coca-Cola Scholars receiving a $20,000 scholarship.
“We are so proud of Rodney for reaching this point in the competition for such a prestigious scholarship,” Principal Dena Kinsey said.
“I expect him to continue to be very competitive as he advances in the competition,” Kinsey said. “With Rodney’s hard work and determination, he is just one example of the kind of students and opportunities we present at St. Joe.”
St. Joseph Catholic School, 308 New Mannsdale Road in Madison about a mile west of the Interstate 55-Mississippi 463 Exit, offers seventh- through 12th-grade education with a rigorous college prep curriculum grounded in the teachings of the Catholic church.
St. Joseph, founded in 1870, is accredited by the Mississippi Department of Education and AdvancED. The school serves students in the Greater Jackson area; Niche.com named St. Joe the state’s Best Catholic High School in 2016 and again in 2017.
The Coca-Cola Co. and Coca-Cola bottlers created and funded the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation in 1986 to celebrate Coke’s centennial. The foundation supports more than 1,400 college students every year with annual scholarships of $3.4 million through two programs.
The mission of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is to provide scholarship programs and lifelong enrichment opportunities in support of exceptional peoples’ thirst for knowledge and their desire to make a difference in the world.
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