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Northgate graduate receives Coca-Cola scholarship


  • By Clay Neely
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  • Jun. 24, 2022 - 10:01 AM

Northgate graduate receives Coca-Cola scholarship

Trevor Thurman, a recent graduate of Northgate High School, recently received a $3,000 Crawford Johnson III and Walker Johnson Jones Scholarship on behalf of Coca-Cola Bottling Company United Inc.

Trevor Thurman, a recent graduate of Northgate High School, recently received a $3,000 Crawford Johnson III and Walker Johnson Jones Scholarship on behalf of Coca-Cola Bottling Company United Inc.

Thurman is the son of Chris Thurman, who is employed at the Athens Coca-Cola Bottling Company, a sales and distribution center of Coca-Cola United.

“Coca-Cola United has been a family-focused company for 120 years,” said Fred Butler, Athens Coca-Cola Sales Center manager, in a press release. “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to provide college scholarships to the children and grandchildren of our associates.”

The Crawford Johnson III and Walker Johnson Jones Scholarship was established in 1995 by Coca-Cola United, in honor of former CEO Crawford Johnson III’s retirement, and his 45 years of service to the company.

The scholarship expanded in 2014 when Johnson’s daughter, former United Community Relations Director and current Board of Directors member Walker Johnson Jones, retired after 34 years of service.

The program is a testament to the company’s commitment to education and its focus on associates and their families across its six-state bottling territory.

Every year, 20 children, stepchildren, grandchildren or step-grandchildren of Coca-Cola United associates are selected to receive either a $3,000 or a $5,000 scholarship renewable over four years.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic performance, leadership, extracurricular activities and service.