2004 Coca-Cola Scholar Nicole Newman

Nicole NewmanSan Diego-area high school graduate Nicole Newman is one of this year’s Coca-Cola Scholars.

And she’s yet another bright, ambitious, talented young person whose favorite novel is The Fountainhead:

Few students pack as much into the day as 18-year-old Nicole Newman.

It begins at 4 a.m. with ice skating practice, followed by Advanced Placement courses at school, varsity track practice and a part-time job at Frog’s gym.

And she does it all while maintaining 4.0 grade-point average, coaching children in Special Olympics and taking a youth leadership role at church.

Nicole, a senior at La Costa Canyon High School here, was selected from 80,000 students nationwide to be a 2004 Coca-Cola Scholar.

The honor comes with a $20,000 college scholarship, which will go toward tuition at Dartmouth College where Nicole might major in bio-engineering. [...]

Nicole plays the piano, and her favorite book is Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead,” though she devours Harry Potter books.

See her full profile at SignOnSanDiego.com for additional information.