September 2017 Accolades

Cara Mund (2012), Miss North Dakota, won Miss America! She's the first in her state to win, and the second Coke Scholar to win this title after Ericka Dunlap in 2004. Learn more about Cara.

Cara Mund (2012), Miss North Dakota, won Miss America! She’s the first in her state to win, and the second Coke Scholar to win this title after Ericka Dunlap in 2004. Learn more about Cara.

Scholars Running for Office

Jolene Loetscher (1997) is running for Mayor of Sioux Falls, SD.

Jolene Loetscher (1997) is running for Mayor of Sioux Falls, SD.

Mike Tolkin (2003) is running for Mayor of New York City.

Josh McNair (2002) is running for Fulton County Commissioner in District 4 of Atlanta.

Ericka Dunlap (2000 Scholar and 2004 Miss America) is running for Orlando City Commissioner in District 5.

Angela Orange (1998) is running for the Marietta City School Board representing Ward 5 in Atlanta.

Heather Tell (1992) is running for Decatur City School Board, also in Atlanta.

 

Albert Lawrence (2003) is a new host for Innovation Nation on CBS on Saturday mornings. For his debut show airing on September 30, he is interviewing Kavita Shukla (2002) about her Fresh Paper invention. Check your local listings here.

Albert also hosted the Emmy Awards backstage and got to interview celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Dolly Parton.

Albert also hosted the Emmy Awards backstage and interviewed Oprah Winfrey and Dolly Parton, among other celebrities.

Jake Basden (2002), head of publicity for Big Machine Record Label, accompanied Jennifer Nettles of the band Sugarland to the Emmys.

Jake Basden (2002), head of publicity for Big Machine Record Label, accompanied Jennifer Nettles of the band Sugarland to the Emmys.

Nadia Kemal (2012) received the Peter Diamandis Strike Force Fellowship that was posted by Sophie Wix (2014) on Coke Scholars Connect!