Papa John’s “A Better Slice for Education” Scholarship Program Delivers Brighter Futures to Deserving Students

Five Southern Nevada High School Seniors Receive $1,000 Scholarships

LAS VEGAS--()--At a recent luncheon held at the Venetian, five outstanding Southern Nevada high school student scholars and leaders received financial assistance to pursue their dreams of higher education through Papa John’s “A Better Slice for Education” Scholarship Program.

Designed to support education and strengthen community ties with students, schools, parents and teachers, Las Vegas Valley high school seniors Shelby Bagley, Stephanie Chen-Huynh, Adwoa Fosu, Brooklyn Nenneman and Jocelyn Sanchez became the first recipients of Papa John’s “A Better Slice for Education” Scholarship Program each receiving $1,000.

“Papa John’s is the quality leader and our first class of scholarship winners represents the best and brightest of today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders,” said Jim Polito, Papa John’s Director of Operations. “With educational resources shrinking, we launched ‘A Better Slice for Education’ last year and committed to helping Las Vegas Valley high school seniors pursue a higher education.”

2012 Papa John’s “A Better Slice for Education” Scholarship Recipients

Shelby Bagley, Coronado High School, 3.5 GPA

She is on track to graduate with advanced honors. At college Shelby plans to major in speech pathology and audiology and wants to work with the hearing impaired upon graduation. Raised by a single mother, Shelby shares, “during my community service at Camp SignShine, I realized by bringing happiness [to others] I brought happiness to my life.”

Stephanie Chen-Huynh, Veterans Tribute Career & Technical Academy, 4.8 GPA, class rank #1

Stephanie is a valedictorian candidate who focused on crime scene investigation at the academy. She completed an internship at the coroner’s office and volunteers at the local police department and Spring Valley Library. Stephanie says, “the greatest accomplishment is being able to say that I am one person in the world, but I am one person that can contribute something.” She plans to study criminal justice at University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV).

Adwoa Fosu, Liberty High School, 4.7 GPA

She is involved in Advanced Placement club, environmental awareness club and has received awards as a scholar-athlete and Sun Youth Forum African-American scholar. Adwoa volunteers at Odyssey Hospice working with terminally ill patients. “The patients have taught me that life is something we should never take for granted and we should not judge other people because we are unaware of what they are going through in their lives,” she shares. Adwoa will attend UNLV and major in education.

Brooklyn Nenneman, Shadow Ridge High School, 4.6 GPA

She is senior class president, a member of the cross-country and swim teams and president of her church youth group. In addition to working since she was 15 due to necessity, Brooklyn has led community canned food drives, served the homeless and volunteered for the Special Olympics. Recently she tutored a mentally handicapped student and was inspired to declare elementary education as her major at Brigham Young University in the fall.

Jocelyn Sanchez, Valley High School, 4.5 GPA

Jocelyn has participated in community service projects and volunteered at Lied Discovery Children’s Museum and Three Square Food Bank. She will graduate high school with an International Baccalaureate degree. Jocelyn shares, “going to the museum and Three Square became my highlights. I realized that volunteering became the thing that I looked forward to doing.” She will study engineering at UNLV.

Held on May 25, The Public Education Foundation celebrated the 13th Annual Scholarship Recognition Luncheon at the Venetian awarding 426 scholarships to Southern Nevada high school seniors totaling $600,000.

About Papa John’s

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third largest pizza company. For 10 of the past 11 years, consumers have rated Papa John's No. 1 in customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Papa John's also was honored by Restaurants & Institutions Magazine (R&I) with the 2009 Gold Award for Consumers' Choice in Chains in the pizza segment. Papa John's is the Official Pizza Sponsor of the National Football League and Super Bowl XLV, XLVI and XLVII. For more information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa John's at www.papajohns.com.

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Contacts

Papa John’s
Manuel Montano
(714) 800-3241 mobile
(714) 450-7643 direct
mmontano@serazen.com
or
Papa John’s Las Vegas
Jim Polito
(702) 403-3384 mobile
jpolito@pjcorporate.com

"A Better Slice for Education" Scholarship Program from Papa John's
Delivers Brighter Futures to Deserving Students. Left to Right - Shelby Bagley, Brooklyn Nenneman, Adwoa Fosu, Christie Scalzo, Papa John's Marketing Manager, Jocelyn Sanchez and Stephanie Chen-Huynh. Designed to support education and strengthen community ties with students, schools, parents and teachers, Las Vegas Valley high school seniors Shelby Bagley, Brooklyn Nenneman, Adwoa Fosu, Jocelyn Sanchez and Stephanie Chen-Huynh are the first recipients of Papa John's "A Better Slice for Education" Scholarship Program in 2012 each receiving $1,000. (Photo: Business Wire)

"A Better Slice for Education" Scholarship Program from Papa John's Delivers Brighter Futures to Deserving Students. Left to Right - Shelby Bagley, Brooklyn Nenneman, Adwoa Fosu, Christie Scalzo, Papa John's Marketing Manager, Jocelyn Sanchez and Stephanie Chen-Huynh. Designed to support education and strengthen community ties with students, schools, parents and teachers, Las Vegas Valley high school seniors Shelby Bagley, Brooklyn Nenneman, Adwoa Fosu, Jocelyn Sanchez and Stephanie Chen-Huynh are the first recipients of Papa John's "A Better Slice for Education" Scholarship Program in 2012 each receiving $1,000. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Release Summary

During this 2012 graduation season, Papa John's "A Better Slice for Education" Scholarship Program awards five, $1,000 scholarships to deserving Las Vegas Valley high school seniors.

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Contacts

Papa John’s
Manuel Montano
(714) 800-3241 mobile
(714) 450-7643 direct
mmontano@serazen.com
or
Papa John’s Las Vegas
Jim Polito
(702) 403-3384 mobile
jpolito@pjcorporate.com