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McDonald's awards scholarships to six students in Washington County

July 07, 2013
  • From left, Colby Poffenberger, Brian Weyant, Ronald McDonald, Tanner Faith and Stanley Neal, local Hagerstown McDonald's owner and operator, celebrate the McDonald's Educates Scholarships.
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The McDonald’s Family Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C., honored 23 regional McDonald’s Educates Scholarship winners at an awards ceremony at the Winchester (Va.) Country Club on May 6. 

The Washington County winners were Colby Poffenberger of Clear Spring High School, Brian Weyant of Williams-port High, Tanner Faith of Hancock Middle-Senior High School, Nathaniel Parchment of North Hagerstown High, Christopher Resh of Clear Spring High and Conner Troxell of North High.

Resh was awarded a $5,000 scholarship.

More than 500 applications were received and reviewed by a panel of judges that included Greater Washington, D.C., McDonald’s owners and operators.

Sholarships in the amounts of $5,000 or $1,500 were awarded and 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 Greater Washington, D.C., area, totaling $105,000.

The 23 regional high school seniors received nearly $40,000 in college scholarships.

For more information, go to www.mcdonalds.com.

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