McDonald's® Announces The 10th Annual McDonald's Educates Scholarship Winners

McDonald's® Announces The 10th Annual McDonald's Educates Scholarship Winners

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The McDonald's Family
Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C. is excited to announce that 60 Greater
Washington, D.C. high school students have been chosen to receive the 2013
McDonald's Educates Scholarship. These 60 outstanding students were awarded
scholarships for the Fall 2013 school year  last night at the John F. Kennedy


The 2013 scholarship winners hail from the following counties: Arlington,
Stafford, Montgomery, Loudon, Fairfax, Prince George's, Calvert, Prince
William, Frederick, and Spotsylvania. Over 500 applications were received and
reviewed by a panel of judges that included Greater Washington, D.C.
McDonald's owners and operators.

This year, local McDonald's owners and operators awarded the 60 honorees
scholarships in amounts of $5,000 or $1,500, which will go directly to the
college or university the student is planning to attend in the Fall. This
year's awards total almost $105,000!

The 2013 McDonald's Educates Scholarship recipients are:

First Name   Last Name   School
Eliza        Adhikari    JEB Stuart High School
Benjamin     Aggrey      North Stafford High School
Osmar        Ayala       Arlington Mill High School
Esther       Boamah      Magruder High School
Jae Wook     Choi        Freedom High School
Rafa         Chowdhury   Washington Lee High School
Daniel       Critchfield Annandale High School
Nolawit      Esayas      Paint Branch High School
Daniela      Fernandez   Columbia Heights Education Campus
Austin       Figueroa    Westfield High School
Evelin       Flamenco    Albert Einstein High School
Roberto      Flores      Robert E. Lee High School
Chariah      Ghee        Riverdale Baptist School
Eric         Gross       Patuxent High School
Hagos        Hagos       Benjamin Banneker Academic High School
Jaelin       Hayden      The Seed School
Devin        Hentz       Gonzaga College High School
Megan        Huynh       Fairfax High School
Zachary      Johnson     Huntingtown High School
Shahzeb      Khan        Gar-Field Senior High School
GyeongMin    Lee         Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology
Anthony      Lucemoni    Middletown High School
Javier       Mery        Potomac Falls High School
Michael      Moore       Suitland High School
Samantha     Needham     South County High School
Do Yeon      Park        Lake Braddock Secondary School
Ana Gloribel Pereira     Lake Braddock Secondary School
Yasamin      Rahmani     Dominion High School
Margaret     Schumann    George C Marshall High School
Kimberlee    Smith       Robinson Secondary School
Kendrett     Smith       Oxon Hill High School
Merridith    Tedtsen     Huntington High School
Thomas       Simone      Bishop McNamara High School
Jessica      Tritt       Riverbend High School
Khanh        Vo          Westfield High School
Benay        Walker      Parkdale High School
Hannah       Yeager      Cacoctin High School
Bishop       Vanessa     Hedgesville High School
Carter       Searra      Martinsburg High School
Dinges       Christina   Stonewall Jackson High School
Faith        Tanner      Hancock Senior High School
Hernandez    Miguel      John Handley High School
Howard       Erin        Petersburg High School
Johnson      Kasey       Sherando High School
Juarez       Eduardo     Stonewall Jackson High School
Lemaster     Heather     Hedgesville High School
Malcolm      Sierra      Petersburg High School
Martin       Lee         James Wood High School
Mathes       Shauneece   Millbrook High School
Moler        Hailey      Luray High School
Nester       Cody        Liberty High School
Painter      Alexis      Page County High School
Parchment    Nathanial   North Hagerstown High School
Poffenberger Colby       Clear Spring High School
Romo         Maria       Martinsburg High School
Troxell      Conner      North Hagerstown High School
Weitz        William     Kettle Run High School
Weyant       Brian       Williamsport High School

The scholarship winners were recognized during an award reception held last
night, May 14, 2013 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
During the reception, students had the opportunity to mingle with McDonald's
franchisees, local community dignitaries and special guests and were presented
with an award.

Winning students demonstrated dedication to volunteerism, leadership, academic
excellence and character. Requirements for applicants included a completed
application, a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or
community service leader, and two short essays.

This year, students were asked to nominate a current teacher, administrator or
counselor at their school who had been instrumental and influential in both
their academic and life successes. The above nominee was invited to attend
with the scholarship winner and was presented with a gift.

To date, the McDonald's Family Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C. has
awarded over $750,000 dollars to local students through the annual McDonald's
Educates Scholarship Program.

For more information on the McDonald's Educates Scholarship Program and/or the
2013 Recipients please contact Jessie Flynn at or

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serving a variety of wholesome foods made from quality ingredients to more
than 26 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald's 14,000
U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local business men
and women. There are more than 340 restaurants in the Greater Washington,
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SOURCE McDonald’s Family Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C.
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