McDonald's helps workers pursue their college dreams
By From staff reports
Published in News on May 29, 2013 1:46 PM
Four area students who have juggled school while working at McDonald's have received financial aid from the company to further their college education.
Twelve students in eastern North Carolina were awarded the $1,000 Ray Kroc Youth Achievement Award Scholarships from Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina and local owner/operators for outstanding academic achievement and community involvement.
They were honored recently at an awards banquet in Greenville.
The following recipients are from Wayne County students.
* Dereese Atkinson of Goldsboro attended Wayne Community College and plans to attend UNC-Charlotte in the fall. She works at the McDonald's on Vernon Avenue in Kinston.
* Elizabeth Best of Mount Olive is a student at Southern Wayne High School and plans to attend East Carolina University in the fall. She works at the McDonald's in Mount Olive.
* Katie Hardison, also of Mount Olive and an employee of the McDonald's restaurant there, is a senior at Southern Wayne High School. She will attend Mount Olive College next year.
* Christina Young of Dudley is a student at Wayne Community College. She works at the McDonald's on U.S. 70 West.