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Brentwood High School student receives Coca-Cola scholarship

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By South Hills Record
Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 12:06 p.m.

Since 2002, Coca-Cola has provided more than 800 college scholarships to employees' children in North America through its prestigious Coca-Cola Johnston Legacy Scholarship, or JLS, Program.

By supporting the pillars of the company's Live Positively platform in the areas of Community and Education, the JLS program continues this tradition by awarding 100 scholarships to the children of employees.

The program selects recipients for 90 one-time scholarships worth $5,000 and 10 four-year college scholarships totaling $20,000.

Crystal Goettler was selected by the scholarship committee for her outstanding talents, and has received a $5,000 scholarship toward her educational pursuits. Crystal plans to study dance at Slippery Rock University next fall.

Crystal's father, John Goettler, is an inventory control clerk at the Coca-Cola distribution facility in Houston, Pa. He has been with the company since 2003.

As in previous years, the JLS Class of 2012 was selected by an independent judging panel and evaluated based on academic achievement, school activities, volunteer/community service, honors/recognitions, as well as other special talents and skills.


Nicole Vonderau graduated from Mercyhurst University this spring with two bachelor's degrees in art therapy and sociology.

She will be pursuing her master's degree in school counseling at the University of Tennessee.

A 2008 graduate of Baldwin High School, Vonderau is the daughter of Norbert and Cheryl Vonderau of Baldwin Borough.


Brian Melczak was named to the dean's list for both the fall and spring semesters at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Melczak is majoring in criminology with a minor in geography.

He is a graduate of Baldwin Hill School.

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