Jacquelyn Devaney, a senior from Division Avenue High School, was recently recognized as one of 1,928 students to be selected as a semifinalist in the 2020 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. This year, more than 93,000 high school seniors from throughout the country applied to program with the hopes of being named a Coca-Cola Scholar and receiving a $20,000 scholarship.
To be selected, seniors must demonstrate their ability to lead and serve, and their drive to make a positive impact on their school and community. Jacquelyn has been an active member of the Division Avenue High School community since her freshman year. She joined DECA during her first year of high school and is now the school's DECA president. Jacquelyn is also the president of the school's Peer Pals club and is a member of the National Honor Society and Business Honor Society.
She proudly gives back to the Levittown community by lending a hand at St. Bernard's Catholic Church where she has organized the food pantry during the holiday season and helped with food drives. In addition, Jacquelyn is a Girl Scout who is working towards earning her Gold Award, the highest honor in the Girl Scout organization. She is planning on redoing a playroom at a local hospital.
After submitting her semifinalist application in the Coca-Cola Scholars Program, Jacquelyn will wait to hear if she will advance to become one of 250 finalists and then ultimately, one of 150 select Coca-Cola Scholars.