Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, July 13, 1999
Fuentes nets scholarship
Jonathan Fuentes, a graduate from Pecos High School in Pecos, is one of
251 high school seniors from across the U.S. who is benefitting from a
scholarship for college from Coca-Cola Bottlers and The Coca-Cola Company.
"This year the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation received a gift of $1 million
from The Coca-Cola Bottlers' Association to add to the scholarship endowment,
a clear message of bottlers' ongoing commitment to the future leaders of
this country," said Sandy Williams, Chairman of the Board of the Coca-Cola
Scholars Foundation and President, Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Works, Corinth,
"I am proud to announce that the Coca-Cola Bottlers continue to Go The
Distance in their communities." The theme of the Coca-Cola Scholars Weekend
in Atlanta was Going The Distance - a concept that is demonstrated by these
young Scholars over and over again in their communities and in their schools.
Fuentes is the son of Oscar and Pat Fuentes of Pecos.
He joined 250 other high school seniors April 22-25 at the Coca-Cola
Scholars Weekend in Atlanta for interviews conducted by leaders in education,
business, government and the arts. Scholars were evaluated on the basis
of leadership in their schools and communities, academic achievements and
motivation to succeed.
While in Atlanta, the students were honored at a banquet in their honor
where Archbishop Desmond Tutu delivered the keynote address. Scholars visited
the World of Coca-Cola, the Atlanta History Center, CNN and the Martin
Luther King, Jr. Center.
In addition, the 1999 Coca-Cola Scholars joined the Company and its
employees, a national sponsor of the 1999 Keep America Beautiful Great
American Cleanup, in a project to revitalize portions of Atlanta's Piedmont
Park. In April, the Pecos High School senior found out he was named a Regional
Scholar by the Scholars Foundation, and will start college in the fall
with a $4,000 Coca-Cola scholarship to study at any accredited college
or university in the United States.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation annually awards 50 $20,000 scholarships
and 200 $4,000 scholarships to high school seniors nationwide.
The 1999 Coca-Cola Scholars were chosen from over 137,000 applicants.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is one of the largest business-supported
scholarships programs in the United States. Since its creation in 1986,
the Scholars Foundation has helped more than 1,750 students awarding nearly
$15.7 million in scholarships. The Foundation is supported by the financial
commitment of local Coca-Cola bottlers and The Coca-Cola Company.
Nichols named employee of month
Alicia Nichols has been selected as Employee of the Month for June
1999 at the Reeves County Detention Center.
Nicholas has been employed at the Reeves County Detention Center since
March 6, 1995. She started as administration secretary and later promoted
to Administrative Assistant to the personnel and training director.
Nichols is married to Carlos Nichols Jr. and is the proud mother of
"Although many of our employees have the dedication and loyalty to be
considered for this recognition, Alicia is an exceptional example of dedication,"
said RCDC Warden Rudy Franco. "During episodes of high personnel turnovers,
Alicia remained the steadying force which enables the office to continue
on a business-as-usual basis," he said.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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