DeMayo Law Offices Awards 37500 In Scholarships To High School Seniors


CHARLOTTE, NC (May 27, 2010) – Fifteen high school seniors who created winning videos and presentations on how to prevent underage drinking and driving have each been awarded $2,500 scholarships toward their college education through the eighth annual Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship Program.

This year, the firm expanded its annual scholarship program to include fifteen seniors in 23 counties served by the firm. North Carolina counties included: Mecklenburg, Gaston, Catawba, Union, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Lincoln, Rowan, Caldwell, Stanly, Iredell, Alexander, Burke, Robeson, Scotland, Richmond, Anson and Cumberland. South Carolina counties included: York, Lancaster, Chesterfield, Marlboro and Dillon.

The firm’s scholarship committee selected students based on their grades, school and community involvement, SAT scores and a presentation (video/PowerPoint/brochure/website/speech) that encouraged fellow teens to abstain from underage drinking and driving and/or highlighted the dangers of drinking and driving.

“We were very impressed with the scholarship presentations we received from so many creative young people. These students really understand the potentially devastating consequences of drinking and driving,” said Attorney Michael A. DeMayo, who has awarded $162,000 in scholarships since founding the program in 2003.

DeMayo presented the scholarship winners with their checks at a dinner he hosted for the students and their parents on May 26 at Mama Ricotta’s. The 2010 scholarship recipients are:

John Arney – Fred T. Foard High School (Catawba)
Attending: Lenoir-Rhyne University

Corey Barton – Fairmont High School (Robeson)
Attending: George Washington University

Kasi Benskin – East Lincoln High School (Lincoln)
Attending: Erskine College

Caitlin Bush – Hibriten High School (Caldwell)
Attending: Wake Forest University

Leslie Esparagoza – David W. Butler High School (Mecklenburg)
Attending: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Anthony Evans – Parkwood High School (Union)
Attending: Duke University

Casey Fidler – North Mecklenburg High School (Mecklenburg)
Attending: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kasey Gragg – West Caldwell High School (Caldwell)
Attending: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Saryn Hooks – Alexander Central High School (Alexander)
Attending: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bryan Jayne – Gray’s Creek High School (Cumberland)
Attending: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tim McDonald – David W. Butler High School (Mecklenburg)
Attending: University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Robert Russell – Hopewell High School (Mecklenburg)
Attending: North Carolina State University

Camella Scott – Cheraw High School (Chesterfield)
Attending: College of Charleston

Sarah Shirley – Salisbury High School (Rowan)
Attending: Radford University

Sarah Teague – Cherryville High School (Gaston)
Attending: North Carolina State University

DeMayo Law Offices, L.L.P. have offices in Charlotte, Hickory, and Monroe and practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, nursing home negligence and social security disability.

For more information or to request photos of the scholarship winners, contact us at (704) 333-1000 or info@demayolaw.com.

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