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 Center. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130515/DC14860) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.585.2606. About McDonald's McDonald's USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider in the United States 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, D.C., area. Customers can now log online for free at any of the 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald's U.S. restaurants. For more information on McDonald's visit www.mcdonalds.com or follow us on Twitter (@McDonalds_DMV) and Facebook (Facebook.com/McDonalds) for updates on our business, promotions and products. SOURCE McDonald’s Family Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C.