Miami Trace High School senior Julia Barrett, a McDonald’s restaurant employee at the Leesburg Avenue location in Washington C.H., was recently awarded a $2,500 McDonald’s National Employee Scholarship Award.
Barrett is among several McDonald’s restaurant employees nationwide selected to receive this honor for their outstanding employee contributions, scholastic achievements and community involvement.
“McDonald’s continues to provide me with opportunities to learn and grow,” said Barrett. “This restaurant offers flexible hours, which allow me to work my schedule around my academic and other responsibilities. The experience will serve me in my college classes and beyond.”
Barrett, who joined the McDonald’s restaurant team in August 2014, is currently a member of the National Honor Society, Superintendent’s Advisory Council, FCCLA, Envirothon and Spanish Club. She was also a cheerleader for both football and basketball, Science Club, track and field, and symphonic band.
Barrett plans to attend Wright State University in Dayton this fall to major in nursing and plans to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner.
Nick Epifano, owner of McDonald’s in Washington C.H., recommended Barrett to receive this scholarship.
“Julia exemplifies the qualities of a true leader,” said Epifano. “She has done an outstanding job both in the restaurant and in school, using lessons from both to reach her goals.”
In Ohio, McDonald’s owners and leaders contributed funds to educational programs throughout the state of Ohio. In addition to McDonald’s McScholar scholarship program, its charity of choice, Ronald McDonald House Charities, offer a number of scholarship opportunities for customers and employees alike.
For more information on these opportunities, visit www.mcdonalds.com/careers and www.rmhc.org.