EDISON –Saheela Ibraheem of Piscataway has been named a semifinalist for the 2011 Class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program, Susan Swenson, director of college counseling at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison announced.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to 250 high school seniors each year. Saheela was selected based on her ability, perseverance, determination, and motivation to serve and succeed in all endeavors.
As a semi-finalist, she will submit additional information that will be reviewed in January by a committee comprised of 30 educators from high schools and universities throughout the United States. If advanced, Ibraheem will be among 250 finalists who will travel to Atlanta to attend the Coca-Cola Scholars Weekend.
“Saheela is a highly motivated and gifted student with a wide range of interests and talents, a student of strong character whom I consider to be one of the best this generation has to offer,” said Swenson. “She is an enthusiastic learner and an intellectual leader in every class and consistently strives to produce the highest quality work.”
Saheela is the daughter of Dr. Sarafa Ibraheem and Mrs. Shakirat Ibraheem of Piscataway. Saheela’s siblings, Shafeeq, Shareef and Saleem are also students at the co-educational, college-preparatory independent school.
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