Wyoming High School Senior Caitlin Broderick has earned a Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation scholarship in recognition of her dedication to leadership, service, and action that positively affects others. The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Only 150 outstanding high school seniors (or less than 1/6th of 1% of applicants) were chosen to receive this extremely competitive award and a $20,000 college scholarship.
Caitlin’s passions have always been social justice and the arts. She helped start an after school program for Guatemalan immigrants in Carthage, getting students excited about violin, theatre, and art. She read a poem she wrote about Indigenous sovereignty and environmental justice at our Community’s Climate Rally. Amidst the pandemic, she helped lead an emergency relief drive as President of Project LEAD, raising $5,000. Caitlin co-founded Club HOPE (Help Our Planet Earth), is Philharmonia’s Concert Master, writes at Women Writing for a Change, and was the Junior Winner for the Simon Lazarus Humanitarian Award.
Through interning at Cincinnati’s Federal Public Defender’s Office and lived experience, her passions turned into her path, inspiring her to begin writing a fantasy novel centering on prison abolition. She will attend the University of Southern California as a Trustee Scholar this fall where she plans to major in Creative Writing on a pre-law track.