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Community leaders joined local McDonald’s Owner/Operators on Feb. 27, recognizing ten area high school students, including Logan Sanderson, a student at North Oldham High School, as Black History Makers of Tomorrow.
McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana celebrated February’s Black History Month by awarding $15,000 in total scholarships to high school seniors selected for their promotion of diversity, leadership, academic achievement and community involvement.
“Investing in my education will grant me access to different and exciting opportunities. Personal growth and promoting positivity rank highly in my priorities,” said Sanderson. “By way of an education, I have better access to my dreams. I have continually gravitated to volunteer-oriented groups and plan to continue in the future.
The 2014 McDonald’s Black History Makers of Tomorrow are:
Kierra Benford - duPont Manual High School, Louisville
Rebecca Cross - Taylor County High School, Campbellsville
Kajah Cunningham - Jefferson County High School, Louisville
Davon Gant - Salem High School, Salem, IN
Kyla Grant - duPont Manual High School, Louisville
Raven Graves - North Hardin High School, Radcliff
Richara Logan - Bardstown High School, Bardstown
Logan Sanderson - North Oldham High School, Goshen
Clotie Simmons - North Hardin High School, Radcliff
Niala Wagstaff - Central High School, Louisville
The annual scholarship program is funded by the local owner/operators of McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana. Since 2003, these local McDonald’s owner/operators have awarded nearly $400,000 in scholarships to area students.