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Posted May 15, 2013 | comments Leave a comment

McDonald's awards five area students scholarships

The McDonald's Family Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C., have announce that it awarded scholarships to area students. Over 500 applications were received and reviewed by a panel of judges that included greater Washington. McDonald's owners and operators.

Christina Dinges and Miguel Hernandez, of Stonewall Jackson High School in Mt. Jackson; Eduardo Juarez, of John Handley High School in Winchester; Lee Martin, of James Wood High School; and Shauneece Mathes, of Millbrook High School, received scholarships.

McDonald's owners and operators awarded the 23 honorees scholarships in amounts of $5,000 or $1,500, which will go directly to the college or university the student plans to attend in the fall. This year, McDonald's is giving away 60 scholarships throughout the Washington area, totaling $105,000.

The scholarship winners were recognized during an award reception on May 6 at the Winchester County Club in Winchester.

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.

For more information on the McDonald's Educates Scholarship Program and/or the 2013 recipients please contact Jessie Flynn at jflynn@golinharris.com or 202.585.2606.

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