Norah and Jack are among 250 Regional Finalists from 1,936 Semifinalists selected from more than 90,000 applicants from across the country to continue through the selection process. Only 150 will be named Coca-Cola Scholars in March and will receive a $20,000 scholarship.
Scholarships are awarded to exceptional students who excel academically, but are also actively involved in their schools. They are defined as leaders who are passionate and service-oriented, and demonstrate a sustained commitment to bettering their community.
Norah has been accepted to John Hopkins University and plans to study pre-med. At WHS she is senior class president, was junior class president, Gay Straight Alliance treasurer, French Club president and Art Club president. She also is a volunteer for National Honor Society, UH St. John Medical Center, Westlake Porter Public Library and Laura’s Home Women’s Crisis Center through The City Mission.
Jack intends to pursue a degree in engineering, either electrical or chemical, saying he enjoys opportunities for problem-solving that come with engineering. At WHS he is involved with Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Academic Challenge, Science Olympiad, and serves as vice president of the Asian American Association. He volunteers at UH St. John Medical Center and at National Chemistry Week, where he teaches chemistry to children at libraries through the American Chemical Society to promote interest in chemistry.