Pinnacle student, McDonald’s employee wins scholarship

Joe Delgado (submitted photo)

Joe Delgado (submitted photo)

Pinnacle High School student Joe Delgado, a McDonald’s restaurant employee at 4830 E. Bell Road, in Scottsdale, was recently awarded a $2,500 McDonald’s National Employee Scholarship Award.

Mr. Delgado 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 Mr. Delgado in a press release. “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.”

Mr. Delgado joined the McDonald’s restaurant team in August 2015. He plans to attend Paradise Valley Community College this fall and then transfer to Northern Arizona University to major in criminal justice and pursue a career in law enforcement, the release stated.

Jerry Wernau of McDonald’s in Scottsdale recommended Mr. Delgado to receive this scholarship.

“Delgado exemplifies the qualities of a true leader,” said Mr. Wernau, Scottsdale McDonald’s owner, in the release.  “He has done an outstanding job both in the restaurant and in school, using lessons from both to reach his goals.”

In Phoenix, McDonald’s owners and leaders contributed more than $250,000 to educational programs awarding 100 college scholarships to high school students throughout Phoenix and northern Arizona area.

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