SALT LAKE CITY — Eight Utah high school students have been awarded scholarships through the Burger King McLamore Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the burger chain.
The eight students are: Rishab Balakrishnan, Hillcrest High School; Aidan Cheney and Holden Cheney, Murray High School; Sanjana Kargi, Hillcrest High School; Sarah Kim, Skyline High School; Elizabeth Raven, Juan Diego Catholic High School; Tyson Sommer, Corner Canyon High School; and Taylor Taft, Herriman High School.
In all, the foundation this year awarded more than $3.9 million to nearly 3,000 high school seniors.
“We see scholarships as our way of investing in the future of our community and helping students with their future endeavors.” Gary Moore, vice president of operations for HB Boys LC, a local Burger King owner, who supports the program each year.
The program was established to honor the legacy of Burger King co-founder James W. McLamore, whose commitment to philanthropy and education made him a pillar of community service throughout his lifetime.