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Burger King scholars program honors student’s achievements
Miami-Dade County students honored are pictured at the Burger King Headquarters in Miami. They are joined by Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus president Madeline Pumariega and Early Childhood Initiative president David Lawrence Jr.

Burger King scholars program honors student’s achievements

Miami-Dade County students honored are pictured at the Burger King Headquarters in Miami. They are joined by Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus president Madeline Pumariega and Early Childhood Initiative president David Lawrence Jr.

Miami-Dade County students honored are pictured at the Burger King Headquarters in Miami. They are joined by Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus president Madeline Pumariega and Early Childhood Initiative president David Lawrence Jr.

Recently, the Burger King McLamore Foundation continued its tradition of giving back to the South Florida community during its annual Burger King Scholars Award Ceremonies hosted in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

Almost 300 students from both public and private high schools in Broward and Miami-Dade counties were recognized for having received a $1,000 award from the Burger King Scholars program to further their education. The scholarship recipients are dedicated high school seniors who plan on attending an accredited college, university or trade school in the fall.

The Foundation hosted its ceremony for Miami-Dade County recipients on Thursday evening, July 11, at the Burger King brand’s North America headquarters. Speakers for the evening included Miami-Dade County Public Schools assistant superintendent Dr. Pablo Ortiz, Miami-Dade Wolfson Campus president Madeline Pumagriea, and Early Childhood Initiative president David Lawrence Jr.

This year, the Burger King McLamore Foundation awarded more than $2.4 million in scholarships to deserving high school graduates in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Three students received a $50,000 James W. McLamore Whopper Scholarship Award, 10 received a $5,000 regional scholarship and 2,203 students were awarded $1,000 scholarships.

Scholarship recipients were selected based on their grade point average, extracurricular activities, community service and/or work experience. Both Burger King employees and nonemployees are eligible to apply. More than $296,000 in scholarships were awarded to students in Miami-Dade and Broward counties this year.

To learn more about the Burger King Scholars program and the Burger King McLamore Foundation, visit <www.bkmclamorefoundation. org>.