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 www.rmhchattanooga.com.
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