West Babylon High School Senior Geovanny Amaya has been selected as a national semifinalist in the 2014-2015 Coca-Cola Scholars Program for his leadership, academic achievement and commitment to the community.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is one of the nation’s most recognized corporate scholarship sponsors, with more than 4,250 students benefitting from approximately $38 million in college scholarship awards.
A first-generation American, Geovanny’s parents came from El Salvador. He serves as president of the Class of 2015 and is a member of the Science Olympiad, DECA, Leo, Robotics, International, Scope, Blue and Gold, SEA, SADD, Leaders and Envirothon clubs. Geovanny is also a member of the National Honor Society and the Tri-M Music, Foreign Language and Math and Science honor societies. In addition, he is president of the school’s orchestra. An avid athlete, Geovanny is captain of the wrestling and cross-country teams and is also a member of the lacrosse team.
Off campus, Geovanny participates in a number of community service efforts. He is a volunteer firefighter for the East Farmingdale Fire Department, has taken part in various food drives with the West Babylon Lions Club and participated in a number awareness walks. He is an integral member of the Town of Babylon’s successful youth court program, where he has participated in several court cases.
Once semifinalist applications are reviewed, 250 regional finalists will be chosen to continue the selection process, and regional finalists will be determined in late January. Finalists will then interview in person or via web conference to become one of 150 Coca-Cola Scholars. Students selected as Coca-Cola Scholars will attend Scholars Weekend in Atlanta from April 16-19, 2015 to receive a scholarship totaling $20,000 from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.
The West Babylon School District congratulates Geovanny on this academic achievement and wishes him continued success in the program.