Claire Hardek and Harry Warfel two of 1,617 selected

from over 68,000 applicants

NEWS RELEASE: Heather Higdon, Director of Communications 

INDIAN HILL, OH (December 10, 2021) – Indian Hill High School (IHHS)  announced seniors Claire Hardek and Harry Warfel who are two of 1,617 high school seniors selected as semifinalists for the Coca-Cola Scholarship.

Indian Hill High School seniors Claire Hardek and Harry Warfel are two of 1,617 high school seniors selected as semifinalists for the Coca-Cola Scholarship. (Provided)

Hardek and Warfel advanced from a pool of over 68,000 submitted applications from across the country based on their academic excellence, leadership, and service demonstrated in school and community activities.

Hardek said she applied initially because of the people involved, “The Coca-Cola Scholars are a group of like-minded philanthropists and entrepreneurs who are searching for a way to impact our world. Making an impact isn’t a task that can be completed alone, so being in such an incredible group of people will prove helpful in my future endeavors.”

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“To be selected in such a small group really is an honor, and I’m thankful to even be at this stage of the scholarship,” said Warfel. “I hope I can move forward to be offered an interview in the Regional Finalists round. Even If I don’t end up winning, the experience will have been worth it.”

Hardek and Warfel are now in the running for 150 college scholarships worth $20,000. A joint effort of Coca-Cola bottlers across the country and The Coca-Cola Company, the Coca-Cola Scholars Program is the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship program in the United States. 

With the addition of the 2022 class, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will have provided more than 6,600 Coke Scholars nationwide with over $78 million in scholarships over the course of 34 years.

For more information, please visit www.indianhillschools.org