By Greg Carannante
City & Shore Magazine
American Heritage School recently added a couple more distinctions to its distinguished profile. Two of its students have been selected as 2019 Coca-Cola Scholar finalists and 11 others are Presidential Scholar candidates. In both cases, they represent the most of any school in the state.
The Coca-Cola Scholars are seniors Daniela Velez, of the Plantation Campus, and Robert Zipper, of the Boca/Delray Campus. Each will each receive a $20,000 college scholarship. Two of just 150 finalists nationwide, they are the only private school students selected from their respective counties.
The Coca-Cola Scholarship Foundation selects student “change agents” who positively affect others in their community and exemplify superior leadership, service and academics.
The Presidential Scholar candidates are evaluated on their college admission test scores, academic achievement, personal characteristics, leadership and service activities, among other criteria. Approximately 500 candidates are chosen by an independent, national committee of educators convened by the Commission on Presidential Scholars, which makes the final selection of the 121 students in April.
PHOTO: Daniela Velez and Robert Zipper