From over 93,000 applicants, 1,928 students were selected as 2020 Coca-Cola Scholar semifinalists. Of the 30 Missouri semifinalists, five were from the West County area.
In alphabetic order, they are Adina Cazacu-De Luca [John Burroughs School], Kenyon Hill [Whitfield School], Kamala Madireddi [John Burroughs], Rahul Suresh Kanna [Lafayette High] and Kailin Zhang [Marquette High].
After review by the Program Reading Committee, 250 regional finalists will advance in January 2020. From those applicants, 150 will become Coca-Cola Scholars.
Scholars are selected from across the country based on academic excellence, leadership, and service demonstrated in school and community activities.