Vinh Nguyen, a senior from Rockland District High School, has been selected as a member of the 22nd class of Coca-Cola Scholars.

Nguyen is one of 253 high school seniors selected nationwide to compete for a cash scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. He was selected as a finalist from more than 2,200 semifinalists and more than 70,000 applicants for demonstrating the academic excellence, school leadership and community involvement epitomized by winners of the scholarship.

On March 25, Nguyen will join other finalist as they travel to Atlanta, Ga., to compete for 53 four-year college scholarships totaling $20,000 and 200 four-year scholarships totaling $10,000. All finalists who attend the scholars weekend are assured of receiving an award.