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Two Washington County students among Burger King scholarship winners

September 08, 2008

Six Maryland students, including two from Washington County, each received a $1,000 scholarship from the Burger King Scholars Program.

The Washinigton County winners are:

o Chelsea Macken of South Hagerstown High School

o Alan Sines of North Hagerstown High School

Other Maryland winners are Patrick Keesling of Bel Air High School in Bel Air; Chelsea Stewart of Liberty High School in Eldersburg; James Thompson of La Plata High School in La Plata; and Alec Holechek of Francis Scott Key High School in Union Bridge.

Scholarship awards are intended to help graduates offset the cost of attending college or a post-secondary vocational/technical school, according to a release from Burger King. Graduating seniors throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada are eligible for the scholarships.

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The scholarship program was created in memory of Burger King founder James W. McLamore. Burger King Corp. and franchisees have awarded 11,776 scholarships representing more than $11.7 million since 2000, according to the release.

High school seniors can apply for 2009 scholarships by going online to www.bk.com/scholars.

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