Forty-one local students in the graduating class of 2011 have received $1,000 scholarships through the Ronald McDonald House Charities' scholarships program.

Students were selected based on their grade-point averages, community involvement, letters of recommendation and financial need. As part of the application process, students also were interviewed by a committee of local volunteers. The scholarship may be used toward either college tuition or books/expenses.

Four scholarships also were awarded from the RMHC Scholars program, the RMHC/Future Achievers program for black high-school seniors, the RMHC/ASIA program for Asian high-school seniors, and the RMHC/HACER program for Latino seniors.

For more information about the scholarships or Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chattanooga, call 778-4300 or



  • Brainerd High: Dezman Careathers

  • Center for Creative Arts: Jerisha Caudle, Kelcey Goines

  • CSAS: Courtney Keehan, Brandon Woodruff

  • East Hamilton Middle-High: Ciera Atkins

  • East Ridge High: Ann Ngoc Dong

  • Howard School of Academics and Technology: Terence Kelley

  • Hixson High: Vanessa Parras

  • McMinn Central High: Bradleigh Adams, Dianna Eddington, Sarah Tallent

  • Middle College High School: Vinesha White

  • Polk County High: Ryanna Potts, Sarah Roberts, Asia Whitlock

  • Red Bank High: Nahomi Ortiz, Abbas Shahid

  • Signal Mountain Middle-High: Michael Holloway

  • Soddy-Daisy High: Mary Galindez, Katherine Harris, Rebecca Sadowitz, Bryan Wade

  • Tyner Academy: Shakera Bankston, Kevin Dossett, Brandie Morgan, Ashley Smedley, Jasmine Vinson, Asia West

  • Walker Valley High: Lyndsay Parker


  • Chattooga High School: Casei Barfield, Tyler Barr, Stephanie Mejia, Sormey Walker

  • Dalton High: Darolyn Monroig, Leydiana Munguia, Heba Qureshi

  • Northwest Whitfield County High: Lora-Beth Allen, Carolina Gomez

  • Ridgeland High: Jeremy Steward

  • Sonoraville High: Kala Childers


  • North Jackson High: Jeannie Arnold, Phillip Carter, Hannah Stubblefield

  • North Sand Mountain High: Katelyn Shrader

Source: Ronald McDonald House Charities