By PF Staff
Mundelein, IL. – Ryann Ray, a senior at Mundelein High School, has been named a semifinalist for the 2019 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program, moving to the next round of the selection process to become a Coca-Cola Scholar and receive a $20,000 college scholarship. With the addition of the 2019 class, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will have provided more than 6,150 Coke Scholars nationwide with more than $69 million in scholarships over the course of 31 years.
Semifinalists will now complete the second phase of the process by writing essays, gathering recommendations and transcripts. An independent selection committee will review the applications and select 250 regional finalists by the end of January to participate in online or in-person interviews. One hundred fifty Coca-Cola Scholars will be named in March and visit Atlanta in April for a celebratory banquet and a Leadership Development Institute facilitated by program alumni.
Ray is involved in a number of activities at MHS. She is one of four drum majors for the Marching Mustangs and is also a member of the Jazz Band, Concert Band and Show Choir Band. She is on the track team and a member of the Student Athlete Leadership Team [SALT], a member of Link Crew, Model UN, National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America [FBLA] and president of a local 4-H Club.
“She’s an amazing student and works hard at everything she does,” said Jimmy Ku, her MHS counselor. “She also has a passion for animals and has a number of different types at her home.”