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UGA announces 2010 Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship recipients

Athens, Ga. – Fourteen University of Georgia incoming freshmen have been selected to receive the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year.

The scholarship, funded by the Coca-Cola Foundation since 2007, supports academically outstanding students who are the first in their families to attend college. Recipients must demonstrate financial need to be eligible. The scholarship provides $5,000 per year in addition to the HOPE Scholarship.

The award is renewable for an additional three years if the recipients maintain certain academic standards.

The 2010 Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars (listed by county) are:

Name / Hometown / High School / Parent(s)

Clayton County

Carla Garcia / Forest Park / Forest Park High School / Fidel Garcia and Rosa Rodriguez

Effingham County

Jessica Parker / Rincon / Effingham County High School / Connie Hodges

Fulton County

Manuel Coutinho / John’s Creek / Chattahoochee High School / José and Madalena Coutinho

Shannel Pak / John’s Creek / Northview High School / Inkyo Pak and Soon Young Pak

Gilmer County

Matias José Romero III / Ellijay / Gilmer County High School / José Matias Romero and Cecilia Quiros Romero

Gwinnett County

Gabriel Cunningham / Duluth / Duluth High School / Joshua and Sarah Cunningham

Erica Pena / Lawrenceville / Berkmar High School / Jesus and Maria Pena

Douglas Hernandez / Norcross / Duluth High School / Carlos and Zuleima Hernandez

John Hyunwoo Park / Duluth / Duluth High School / Jeff and Hwa Park

Stephanie Romero / Suwanee / North Gwinnett High School / Eduardo and Betty Romero

Dan J. Myung / Duluth / Duluth High School / Sung Woo and Eun Hee

Hall County

Hailey Drake / Flowery Branch / Flowery Branch High School / Greg and JoAnn Drake

Laurens County

Malena Lopez / Rentz / West Laurens High School / Oscar Luis Lopez and Maria Sotelo

Stewart County

Sarah Sanders / Richland / Marion County High School / Ron and Lori Sanders

For general information on scholarships, see