The following is an edited release from Dunkin' Donuts:
Local students Rachel Roderick of Bishop Stang High School, An Nguyen of Bishop Feehan High School, Michael Curley of North Attleboro High School, Elizabeth Iadonisi of Attleboro High School, Thomas Joncas of Mansfield High School, Elizabeth LaVerghetta of Norton High School and Tyler McGee of Grace Baptist Christian Academy were recently awarded $1,000 scholarships from the Dunkin' Donuts franchises of Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass. as part of the 17th annual Dunkin' Donuts Scholarship program.
This year, Dunkin' Donuts awarded a $1,000 scholarship to one member of the senior class in each high school who excelled academically, demonstrated leadership qualities and was involved with the community. More than 100 scholarships were awarded throughout the area.
"Since the inception of this program, the need for scholarships has increased exponentially," said Steve Andrade, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee. "We are so proud to offer this initiative to our loyal guests who support us each day, and we hope that these scholarships will help ease the financial burden of achieving a college education for local families."
Go to www.dunkindonuts.com/scholarship to read more information about the government program.