Education briefs: Nguyen wins McDonald's scholarship
Michelle Nguyen, a senior at Salisbury High School, has won one of 42 $1,000 scholarships from local McDonald’s owner/operators through Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) for outstanding academic and community achievement.
The local scholars are among 200 students from across the Carolinas who received college scholarships from the RMHC of North Carolina.
McDonald’s RMHC scholarship recipients were chosen based on their leadership skills, academic success, community involvement, financial need and a personal essay describing how they intend to make a difference in society. These scholars were honored at an awards luncheon on May 20 in Concord.
Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American citizen, teaches Vietnamese to youth at Vietnamese Baptist Mission Church. She is secretary of the Junior Civitan Club, a cheerleader and a member of N.C. Youth Legislative Assembly for four years.
She plans to attend Duke University and study public policy.
Marie Licata of Salisbury has received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the Garret Mountain PhD, campus of Berkeley College in Woodland Park, N.J.
She received her degree April 24 at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J.