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Ronald McDonald’s House of Charities Scholarship benefits 35 students

Scholarship Recipients cheer at the Ronald McDonald House of Charities event (Photos courtesy of MOAGH)

Scholarship Recipients cheer at the Ronald McDonald House of Charities event (Photos courtesy of MOAGH)

by Jacob David
HOUSTON, TX – A fabulous luncheon, one that parents and students, recipients of the famous Ronald McDonald House of Charities will remember, was held at the Omni Houston Hotel, on Wednesday May 17, 2017. The luncheon was presented by McDonald’s Operators Association of Greater Houston. There was a special category for Asia Scholarship program that benefited 10 Asian students showing increased achievement levels in academia. There were 25 RMHC Scholars. The scholars were given time to speak on stage, tell the audience of their vision and goals for pursuing a higher degree, thank their family members, counselors and teachers for guiding them so far.
The students, parents, counselors and professionals gathered, were welcomed by Matt Kades. The Master of Ceremonies was Russell Lewis, KHOU Channel 11 News, who introduced the Keynote Speaker Dr Sanghamitra Misra, Medical Director, Mobile Clinics Program with the Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Misra spoke about her childhood, her cultural and educational challenges, and how she struggled to find her passion in life. She soon became interested to learn about the influx of refugees into America and the difficulties they faced. Dr. Misra decided she could help them adapt to the new living conditions and get over their cultural barriers. These refugees she said, were running out of government support after 8 months of living in the U.S. This was a hardship many refugee families struggle to overcome, even to this day, she reminded everyone. Her work is an ongoing personal project that benefit so many families. Dr. Misra urged the scholars to find similar passions to get involved in their communities and find ways of giving back. Finding time for passions outside of academic pursuits make life more worthwhile, she indicated.

Dr. Sanghamitra Misra delivers the Keynote Address at the 2017 RMHC-ASIA and Scholars Scholarship Luncheon at The Omni Houston. (Photos courtesy of MOAGH)

Dr. Sanghamitra Misra delivers the Keynote Address at the 2017 RMHC-ASIA and Scholars Scholarship Luncheon at The Omni Houston. (Photos courtesy of MOAGH)

This is the 27th season of RMHC of Greater Houston/Galveston Scholarship Luncheons honoring eighty-five of the brightest students. Thirty-five students in the Asia Programs were celebrated. Over the last 3 decades, the Global office of Ronald McDonald House Charities has awarded over 3 million dollars in college funding in 3 decades. Mary Redmond, President, Board of Directors and RMHC AAFA Scholarship Program Chair, was present along with Ernest Redmond, her husband. Both of them recognize the importance and value of a good education and the benefits such a scholarship program provides to students who are dedicated to obtaining a degree. In her words, “we would like to thank all the parents, families, school counselors and friends of the scholars, for believing in your student and encouraging them to follow their dreams! Your encouragement and support means more to them than you can imagine.”


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