Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Phoenix, with the support of the McDonald’s Owner/Operators of Phoenix and Northern Arizona, will assist 90 Arizona high school students attend college this fall with scholarships totaling $225,000.

Among the recipients are: Douglas Bencomo, George Bougas, Bethani Lechuga and Oniya Silas of North High School; Christopher Caceres of Sunnyslope High School; Carmen Cazares of Washington High School; Katelyn Flesch and Peter Lukaszewski of Bourgade Catholic High School; Makali Gomez of Arizona School for the Arts; Rafael Javalera Vera of Brophy College Prep; Angelina Luangphon, Leslie Mora Hernandez and Justin Rainge of Camelback High School; Evan Pittman of Phoenix Country Day School; and Ahmad Stanikzai of Metro Tech High School.

Scholarships awarded range from $1,500 to $2,500. The students may attend any college or technical school of their choice.  They are selected based on academic achievement, financial need and community involvement.

The recipients were honored June 3 at the RMHC Phoenix Scholarship Breakfast, an annual event raises more than $225,000 to help Arizona high school seniors attend college. This is one of the largest scholarship programs available to Arizona high school seniors.

The RMHC Phoenix Scholarship Program is supported through the efforts of neighborhood McDonald’s owner/operators, local and national Ronald McDonald House Charities, McDonald’s Corporation and other community donors.



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