Ten Teens Honored as Black History Makers of Tomorrow

February 25, 2015

McDonald’s® Restaurants of Kentuckiana celebrated Black History Month by honoring ten local high school students through the annual Black History Makers of Tomorrow scholarship program on February 26 at Louisville Metro Hall.

The students were recognized and awarded by local McDonald’s owner/operators with $1,500 scholarships each to pursue a secondary education.  Sadiqa Reynolds, Chief for Community Building, Louisville Metro Government and Judge Erica Lee Williams, Jefferson County District Court Judge were also on-site to honor the recipients.

“At McDonald’s, we believe in strengthening our community by recognizing those who make history in Kentuckiana,” said Frank Ward, McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana Owner/Operator and Co-Op President.  “The 2015 Black History Makers of Tomorrow are already having a positive impact on our community and culture—they are exceptional students with bright futures ahead!”

The students were selected by the Kentuckiana McDonald’s owner/operators for their exceptional academic achievement, leadership, character and community service. Since 2003, these local McDonald’s owner/operators have awarded nearly $500,000 in scholarships to area students.

“Like Martin Luther King Jr., I would like to lay a foundation for future generations to come, by showing them that anything is possible through hard work and dedication,” said Joshua Kidwell, a 2015 Black History Makers of Tomorrow scholarship recipient.

The 2015 McDonald’s Black History Makers of Tomorrow include:

Kelan Belton - Louisville Male High School, Louisville, Ky.
Jericho Curry - J. Graham Brown School, Louisville, Ky.
Regina Flomo - Assumption High School, Louisville, Ky.
Vanessa Gregorchik - duPont Manual High School, Louisville, Ky.
Alyssa Jones - Providence High School, Clarksville, In.
Joshua Kidwell - Trinity High School, Louisville, Ky.
Benjamin Locke - LaRue County High School, Hodgenville, Ky.
Maciah Middleton - Central High School, Louisville, Ky.
Stenley Mondestin - Iroquois High School, Louisville, Ky.
Tasha Revolus - Atherton High School, Louisville, Ky.


About McDonald's

McDonald's USA, LLC, serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to more than 27 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by businessmen and women. Customers can now log online for free at approximately 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald's U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Twitter at @McDKentuckiana.