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Three in county win McDonald's scholarships

May 17, 2010
  • From left, Ronald McDonald; scholarship recipient Patrick Lynch, Washington County Technical High School; Mark Levine, McDonald's franchisee in Hagerstown; and Miss Washington County Mary King, NBC25 morning anchor. Not pictured: Bradley Banzhoff and Bradley Jordan.
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Three Washington County High School seniors were honored with McDonald's Educates Scholarships on May 3 at Hagerstown Hotel and Convention Center on Dual Highway in Hagerstown.

The county scholarship recipients are Bradley Banzhoff, Bradley Jordan and Patrick Lynch.

The keynote speaker was Mary King, NBC25 morning anchor.

The McDonald's Family Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C., recognized 13 scholarship winners, including three from Washington County, and their families at a reception honoring outstanding academic and community service achievements.

The 2010 McDonald's Educates Scholarship Program recipients were selected based on a variety of criteria including: their academic records, commitment to their communities, and letters of recommendation. Each winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship towards college tuition.

"Our commitment to education is rooted in the philosophy of our founder, Ray Kroc. As a McDonald's franchisee, I know that the McDonald's Educates Scholarship Program directly gives back to the community and makes it a better place," said Corey Holeman, a local McDonald's franchisee.

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This year, McDonald's is giving away 56 scholarships throughout the Greater Washington, D.C., area, totaling $84,000. Thirteen of these winners, all from Hagerstown and surrounding areas, were honored at the reception.

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