CARLSBAD–As a 2014 Coca-Cola Scholar, Pacific Ridge School Senior Delaney Miller is in elite company. Out of more than 100,000 nationwide applicants, just 150 high school seniors are selected each year.
A member from each of Pacific Ridge’s first four graduating classes has been honored by the Coca-Cola foundation on a regional or national level. Miller joins Pacific Ridge alumni
Tony Ibrahim ’13, Stephanie Sapp ’12, and Anisha Mudaliar ’11 as part of the scholarship program’s “extended family” of individuals committed to positive leadership and dedication to service.
This spring, Miller attended the Coca-Cola Scholars weekend in Atlanta and had the opportunity to hear a keynote address delivered by former U.S. Secretary of State Condaleeza Rice on the importance of academic exploration. The weekend also included a leadership development workshop and unique bonding and sightseeing experiences, including a private party at the World of Coke Museum.
In addition to $20,000 in scholarship money, Miller’s status as a scholar gives her access to the Coca-Cola Foundation’s unique community of past and present winners. According to the foundation, Coca-Cola Scholar alumni stay in touch through regional councils, special events, and often unite to organize and implement community service projects that enable them to make an even greater impact together.
“I didn’t realize the magnitude of this network until my trip to Atlanta,” Miller said. “It is a honor to be selected and really exciting to be a part of such an accomplished group of people who are doing amazing things in the world.”
Miller will be attending Princeton University in the fall, where she will run track and cross-country. She hopes major in chemical and biological engineering.