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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, MS.

"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 four children.

"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.

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