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Division High School Senior a Coca-Cola Scholarship Semifinalist

Jason Orellana is pictured with (from left) Division Avenue High School Assistant Principals Joan Coscia and Linda Dolecek, guidance counselor Lynn Castellano and Principal Joan Lorelli. Credit: Elizabeth Sobel/Syntax.
Jason Orellana is pictured with (from left) Division Avenue High School Assistant Principals Joan Coscia and Linda Dolecek, guidance counselor Lynn Castellano and Principal Joan Lorelli. Credit: Elizabeth Sobel/Syntax.

The Levittown School District is pleased to announce that Division HS senior Jason Orellana has been selected as one of 2,200 national semifinalists in the 2014 Coca-Cola Scholars Program, for having demonstrated leadership, academic achievement and commitment to the community. 

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is one of the nation’s most recognized corporate scholarship sponsors; more than 4,250 students have benefited from approximately $38 million in college scholarship awards. 

Orellana is president of the school's chapter of the World Language Honor Society and vice president and treasurer of Key Club. He is also secretary of the Class of 2014 and treasurer of the National Honor Society.

 Apart from taking Advanced Placement courses and participating in the school’s clubs and organizations, Orellana serves as a minister and secretary of the Segunda Iglesia Pentecostal Betsaida church in Levittown. 

Orellana was thrilled when hearing about his selection as a semifinalist.

“This is so exciting - I am grateful for the teachers who helped to shape the person I am today, especially my guidance counselor Lynn Castellano, who has been there to guide me through the toughest decisions," he said.

In April, a National Selection Committee representing outstanding leaders in business, government, education and the arts will invite 250 finalists to Atlanta for personal interviews. Fifty students will then be designated as National Scholars and receive awards of $20,000 for college. In addition, 200 students will be designated as Regional Scholars and receive awards of $10,000 for college.   

The Levittown School District congratulates Jason on this academic achievement and wishes him continued success in the competition. 

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