Two local students have been named semifinalists in a national scholar’s program. Community Relations Specialist for The Hardin County School System, John Wright stated, “Central Hardin High School students Anna Hinkle and Jacob Jiranek have been named semifinalists for the 2023 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. They will move to the next round of the selection process to possibly become a Coca-Cola Scholar and receive a $20,000 college scholarship.” The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is the largest corporate sponsored, achievement based scholarship in the country. This phase will include submission of essays, a recommendation, and a transcript to be reviewed before 250 regional finalists are announced in January. 150 coke scholars will be announced in March, receiving a 20,000-dollar college scholarship and a Coca-Scholars weekend in Atlanta.