10 students honored as Black History Makers of Tomorrow by McDonald's

10 students honored as Black History Makers of Tomorrow by McDonald's

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - McDonald's of Kentuckiana is celebrating Black History Month by honoring ten local high school students.

The students were awarded with Black History Makers of Tomorrow scholarships, worth $1,500 each.

They were chosen by the Kentuckiana McDonald's owner/operators for their exceptional academic achievement, leadership, character and community service.

"I am so honored to be a part of this event," Dupont Maunal student Jaylah Bailey said. "I just think that it's important that we celebrate our diversity and our differences and embrace that."

WAVE 3 News congratulates the 2017 McDonald's Black History Makers of Tomorrow:

•    Jaylah Bailey – DuPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY 
•    Kendrew Brown – Fairdale High School, Louisville, KY
•    Clayton Epps – Floyd Central High School, Georgetown, IN
•    Kemryn Jenkins –  Eminence High School, Eminence, KY
•    Ismail Jones – Oldham County High School, LaGrange, KY
•    Angela Kihiko – Atherton High School, Louisville, KY
•    Jayla Langford – Ballard High School, Louisville, KY
•    Yared Nuguse – DuPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY
•    Paisley Simmons – Eastern High School, Louisville, KY
•    Artessa Young – Eastern High School, Louisville, KY

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