NEW YORK, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald's® announced today the names of three schools that will be treated to a special program and private concert by Latin pop sensation PeeWee in recognition for their exceptional academic performance over the last year. On the road for the second year with the McDonald's FiestaTour High School Stops program, PeeWee will help reward students for their hard work while encouraging them to keep reaching for their dream of a higher education. The national celebratory tour was launched at Meadowcreek High School in Atlanta on April 19th and it will now head to San Fernando High School in Los Angeles on May 6th and East Morton High School in Cicero, IL on June 2nd.
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The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) helped select this year's three outstanding schools based on their academic improvements such as an increase in graduation rates and participation in Advanced Placement courses at East Morton High School, an increase in students meeting university admission requirements at San Fernando High School, and Meadowcreek High School was recently recognized as an AP Honors School by the Georgia Department of Education.
During the school visits, PeeWee will talk to students about the importance of education, pursuing their goals and dreams, and perform a set of his most popular songs. Students will also have the opportunity to ask him questions and visit the McDonald's FiestaTour on campus. In addition, students will receive information about the RMHC®/HACER® scholarship program, which awards four $100,000 scholarships to deserving Hispanic students annually, along with local scholarships throughout the country.
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