Center graduate receives McDonald’s agriculture scholarship | New

A recent graduate from Hopkins County Central was named the 2022 McDonald’s Agriculture Scholarship recipient this week.

Caroline Wilson, a 2022 HCCHS graduate, received a $500 scholarship to further her agricultural education, which she will continue this fall at Madisonville Community College.

“I’m blessed to receive this scholarship, but also grateful that McDonald’s has provided this opportunity for students in the agriculture industry!” said Wilson.

Owner/operator Chris McEnaney and his wife Emily, who own the two McDonalds locations in Madisonville, say they are thrilled to support the future of farming with this scholarship.

Wilson plans to begin classes at MCC in the fall, with the goal of one day becoming an agricultural teacher.

“I plan to transfer to Murray State and one day be an agricultural teacher,” she said. “My goals are to be able to give back to the programs and industry that have given me so much.”

According to a company statement, McDonald’s approaches sustainable agriculture holistically and considers its impact on the planet, the livelihoods of the people who produce its food, the communities in which they live and the welfare of the animals in which it lives. depends. McDonald’s also aims to help create a positive impact, particularly with cattle ranchers, in areas such as enhancing biodiversity, maintaining native grasslands and capturing carbon, and rebuilding soils.

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