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McDonald's serves $54K in scholarships

POSTED: October 3, 2013 3:13 p.m.
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Gary Stanberry, co-op president/McDonald’s owner operator, had four scholarship recipients from his restaurants in Bryan County for a total of $16,000. Featured above are two of the recipients, Dalton Davis, second from left, and Jelsya Aponte, third from left. Also pictured: Dawn Gregory, Paola Cain, Ronald McDonald, Jill Stanberry, Gary Stanberry and Dalton Davis’ parents

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McDonald’s of Savannah is helping some of its employees pursue opportunities in higher education.
The co-op selected its 2013 Academic Excellence Award Scholarship recipients, who were announced Sept. 25 at the Richmond Hill City Center.
To qualify for the scholarship, recipients must have a minimum grade-point average of 2.5 and submit a 500-word essay. Recipients are McDonald’s employees who either are current college students or high-school seniors who plan to attend an accredited college or university.
Ten $5,000 scholarships and four $1,000 scholarships were awarded.
“We believe that a thriving community is comprised of dedicated individuals,” Savannah McDonald’s Co-Op President Gary Stanberry said. “Here at McDonald’s, we are proud to award the individuals who have worked hard to help make our company and community a better place and are committed to improving it for everyone in the future.”
The recipients of the $5,000 scholarships are:
• Jeremy Corwin
• Shantanese Anderson
• Khadijah Coney (second-year recipient of $5,000 scholarship)
• Damane Daley
• Mitchell Gramazio
• Kedrick White
• Dedrick Smith
• Octavia Phillips
• Dalton Davis
• Jeylsa Aponte
The four $1,000 scholarships were awarded to:
• Adam Corwin
• Calvin Atkins
• Justin Stanberry
• Caleesha Jackson

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