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Quinn Bero, a student at Harford Community College, has been named a 2020 Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar and will receive a $1,500 scholarship. Selection was based on scores earned in the All-USA Academic Team competition.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars with nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each scholar also receives a commemorative medallion. This year, more than 2,000 nominees competed for the All-USA Academic Team. Quinn has been invited to the All-Maryland Academic Team Recognition dinner on May 6.

"The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges," said Jane Hale Hopkins, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. "We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa and make it possible for deserving students to achieve their educational goals."

Quinn was inducted into the Rho Beta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa in spring 2019. He quickly became an Executive Officer of Rho Beta, currently serving as the Vice President of Scholarship. He was nominated for the award by HCC’s Rho Beta Chapter advisor Jennifer Jacobs. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership, and engagement in college and community service.

"We thank the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation for recognizing these student leaders and for investing in their futures," said Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, President and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa. "Scholarships like these are integral to the success of these students in reaching their educational and career goals."

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at ptk.org.

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