Kai Kight

Finding Your Combination

“When it comes to your life – personally and your community and your business – are you writing new music?” This was the question posed to guests at the 27th annual Coca-Cola Scholars Banquet just before 2010 Coca-Cola Scholar Kai Kight took the stage. Beginning with an original violin piece, Kai wowed the crowd with his…

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From Obstacles to Opportunity

Nothing—not even suffering from two brain tumors and a stroke—is going to stop 2008 Coca-Cola Scholar Kelsey Tainsh from fulfilling her dreams. And as a motivational speaker, she’s determined to help others do the same. “Our hardest obstacles and challenges in life have the most rewarding opportunities, but not if we give up,” Kelsey says.…

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Committed to the Curvy Road

What do you do?

It seems like such a straightforward question. But for 2008 Coca-Cola Scholar Will Thomason, there isn’t an easy answer.

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Combining Two Passions to Improve Education

Amber Parks always felt like teaching was her calling. “I remember teaching my stuffed animals when I was a little girl,” she recalls. “There was never a question about what I would do.”

Kavita Shukla

Believing in the Power of a Simple Idea

Kavita Shukla’s extended family lived in India and as a child she was unable to visit them frequently. However, one trip to see her grandmother literally changed her life.

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Creating a Vibrant Future for Our Cities

Growing up, Mehul Patel always assumed he would become a physician, like his father. But during his last year in high school, people and events converged to change the direction of his life.