chhs students earn high honors

Three Central Hardin High School students have achieved extremely high academic success. 

  • Seniors Keegan Christensen and Anna Turlington have been named semifinalists for the 2021 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program, moving to the next round of the selection process.  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 2021 class, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will have provided more than $75 million in scholarships over the course of 33 years. Christensen and Turlington are two of 1,609 high school seniors selected from 99,403 applicants from across the United States.  Semifinalists are now asked to complete Phase 2 applications.  They include essays, a recommendation and transcripts.  An independent selection committee will review the applications and select 250 Regional Finalists by the end of January to participate in online interviews.  One-hundred-50 Coca-Cola Scholars will be named in March to receive a $20,000 college scholarship and participate in the Coca-Cola Scholars Leadership Development Institute facilitated by program alumni. 
  • CHHS junior Sam Christensen was recently notified that he earned a 36 - a perfect score - on the American College Test (ACT).  That is a composite of the four subject area scores – English, Math, Reading and Science.  Each section is also scored on a 1-36 scale.  Less than one-percent (0.334%) of all test takers earn a perfect ACT score.  

“Keegan, Anna and Sam have certainly made us proud,” Central Hardin High School principal Tim Isaacs said.  “The past two school years have brought a tremendous amount of adversity to students and our Central Hardin High School students have handled it tremendously.  Their work ethic and determination have inspired our entire Bruin family.  Overcoming the struggles of non-traditional instruction and all of the other obstacles the pandemic has brought is part of what makes these achievements so special.  They are all wonderful young people and will be successful no matter what they choose to do.”

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