LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- At Metro Hall on Monday, Feb. 25, a celebration of ten Kentuckiana high school students being recognized as the Black History Makers of Tomorrow.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer led the celebration at Metro Hall honoring the students who received $15,000 in scholarships from the owners and operators of area McDonald’s restaurants.
The students were picked for their promotion of diversity, leadership, academic achievement and involvement in the community.
"All of these young people here are shining stars. They are brilliant reflections of the dreams, the hopes and aspirations of their families and also of the communities. I'm hoping this award will be among others that will happen in the future,” Aukram Burton, with JCPS, said. “I have no doubt this recognition will be one of the many celebrations."
Since 2003, local McDonald’s owners and operators have awarded more than $330,000 in scholarships to students in Kentuckiana.