POB senior named Coca-Cola semifinalist

Jesse Ray Sheps

Jesse Ray Sheps

Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School (POBJFKHS) student Jesse Ray Sheps has been selected as a semifinalist for the 2023 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Semifinalists in this highly selective program are chosen based on academic excellence, leadership and service demonstrated in school and the larger community. Jesse was among 1,557 students selected as a semifinalist this year out of a pool of more than 91,000 applications nationwide.

Jesse’s accomplishments include two years serving as editor in chief of the POBJFKHS Hawkeye. Additionally, Jesse served as president of the POBJFKHS Film House Club (which he also founded), the POBJFKHS Writers’ Café and the Spanish Honor Society.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is a nonprofit that works to provide roughly 1,400 scholarships worth a total of more than $3.4 million annually. 

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