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Lehighton senior recipient of $1,000 Burger King Scholarship Award

  • Laura Cressley, a 2012 graduate of Lehighton Area High School, was the recipient of the Burger King Scholarship Award.
    Laura Cressley, a 2012 graduate of Lehighton Area High School, was the recipient of the Burger King Scholarship Award.
Published June 06. 2012 05:01PM

The recipient of the 2012 BURGER KINGTM Scholarship Award is Laura Cressley from Lehighton Area High School. She was presented a scholarship award of $1,000.

Created in memory of BURGER KING® co-founder James W. McLamore, the BURGER KING Scholars program has awarded a total of 17,064 scholarships to deserving students and employees across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, representing $17.6 Million in awards since the program's inception in 2000.

The BURGER KING Scholars program is one of the premier programs of the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Burger King Corp. Formerly known as the HAVE IT YOUR WAY® Foundation, the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation was renamed to honor the BURGER KING® brand's co-founder, James W. McLamore, who's commitment to philanthropy and education made him a pillar of community service in South Florida during his lifetime.

Through its national fundraising efforts, the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation increased this year's BURGER KING Scholars program fund by more than 50 percent.

"The BURGER KING Scholars program helps to ensure that committed and accomplished students can make their dreams and ambitions a possibility. It's important that students believe in themselves and aspire to be whatever their hearts desire," said Andrea Tejada, executive director, BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation. "We are continuing the tradition of awarding a record number of scholarships and plan to keep this endeavor going."

Scholarship awards help students offset the cost of attending college or a post-secondary vocational/technical school. Students throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada are eligible for the scholarships. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average, extracurricular activities, community service and/or work experience. Both BURGER KING® employees and nonemployees are eligible to apply. For more information on the program, including instructions for obtaining scholarship applications for 2013, please visit

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