Two seniors were recently selected as Coca-Cola Scholar semifinalists.
Sara Samir from Calhoun High School and Maximilian Bazil from Kennedy High School were honored for their contributions to the community and the science field.
After the applicant pool was whittled down from 86,000 applicants, 1,914 students were chosen from across the country.
They are currently submitting their semifinalist applications to be reviewed in January.
After the review, 250 semifinalists will advance as regional finalists with 150 becoming Coca-Cola Scholars. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation exists to better the world through investment in exceptional high school students who are dedicated to leadership, service and action that positively affect others.