Comcast Awards $93,000 in Scholarships to Michigan High School Seniors Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program Recognizes Michigan Students for their Academic Achievement and Community Service PR Newswire LANSING, Mich., June 12, 2013 LANSING, Mich., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, is awarding 86 Michigan high school seniors scholarships through its annual Leaders and Achievers^® Scholarship Program. The program, one of the Comcast Foundation's signature community investment programs, recognizes students' leadership skills, academic achievement and commitment to community service. WILX-TV evening anchor Lauren Evans and Comcast Regional Senior Vice President Tim Collins co-hosted an event yesterday for the scholarship recipients and their family members at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing to recognize the students for their accomplishments. One student, Madison Kintigh of Jackson Christian High School in Concord received special recognition and was awarded an additional $7,000 scholarship. "I am proud to be able to recognize the Leaders and Achievers scholarship winners and support Comcast's efforts to have a direct and positive impact on these young people's dreams of higher education," said keynote speaker Katherine Cockrel, Director of Strategic Communications, Ignition Media Group. "Whether academically or through community service, these students understand the importance of making their mark and are on the right path to becoming tomorrow's future leaders." "Comcast has a vested interest in providing our youth with opportunities to excel and succeed in a highly competitive, higher education landscape and job market," said Tim Collins. "We view these young men and women as potential future Comcast employees, and we wish them much success and commend them for their outstanding achievements." The Comcast Leaders and Achievers^® Scholarship Program provides $1,000 scholarships to students who strive to achieve their potential, who are catalysts for positive change in their communities, who are involved in their schools, and who serve as models for their fellow students. The philosophy behind the program is to give young people every opportunity to prepare for the future and to engage them in their communities. The program also demonstrates the importance of civic involvement, and the value placed on civic involvement by the business community. To date, Comcast has awarded nearly $19 million to nearly 19,000 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners. "Each year, we are excited to provide scholarships for these talented students," said Charisse R. Lillie, President of the Comcast Foundation and Vice President, Community Investment of Comcast Corporation. "Comcast seeks students who demonstrate leadership abilities in school activities and who reflect a strong commitment to community service. These students are our future leaders, and we hope these scholarships will help to power their dreams for success." Connect with the scholarship winners at www.facebook.com/ComcastLeadersandAchievers. Explore and "like" Comcast in the community at www.facebook.com/WePowerDreams. The 2013 Comcast Leaders and Achievers scholarship recipients for Michigan are: First Name Last Name High School Community Aaron McClendon John Glenn High School Westland Aashna Sahi Salem High School Canton Ajahnay Taylor Advanced Technology Academy Detroit Alexander Rodriguez Godwin Heights High School Wyoming Alexandria Herbert Casa Richard Academy Detroit Amanda Allen Kearsley High School Flint Angela Sun Canton High School Canton Ann Hudson River Rouge High School Detroit Anna Shaffer Milford High School Highland Apara Sivaraman Troy High School Troy Ashleigh King Carman-Ainsworth High School Flint Avery Wagner Davison High School Davison Benjamin Schultz Howell High School Howell Brandon Lucius Michigan Lutheran High School Saint Joseph Caroline Jarvis Coloma High School Coloma Catherine Griffith Fruitport High School Fruitport Celeste Goedert Ferndale Senior High School Ferndale Chet Joslyn Lakeview High School Battle Creek Christian Kettenbeil Waterford Kettering High School Waterford Christien Wright Detroit Country Day Upper School Bloomfield Hills Clara Brennan DeWitt High School DeWitt Courtney Schantz Bad Axe High School Bad Axe Courtney Landon J.W. Sexton High School Lansing Cyndia Cao International Academy West Bloomfield Dasia Dix Academy for Business & Technology Detroit High School Dayna Petkov Riverview Community High School Riverview Delvonta Pinkston Northwestern High School Detroit Diane Arthur East Kentwood High School Kentwood D'nika Williams Crockett High School Detroit Dominic Milano Bridgman High School Bridgman Dustin Tran Holland High School Holland Emily Gibson Cabrini High School Allen Park Elizabeth Quaye Niles Sr. School Niles Emoni Sholar Denby High School Detroit Francesco Munaco Notre Dame Prep High School Oakland Township Jaida Young Romulus Senior High School Romulus Ja'leesha Crews Muskegon High School Norton Shores Jessica Dick Reeths-Puffer Senior High School Muskegon Jihad Baydoun Edsel Ford High School Dearborn Heights Joellen Maurer Harper Creek High School Marshall Joanna Stalcup Grace Christian School Decatur Kalen Kennedy University of Detroit Jesuit High Detroit School & Academy Kandis Johnson Detroit International Academy Detroit Kara Barber Madsen South Haven High School South Haven Kara La Gorio Parkway Christian School Sterling Heights Kate Yuhas Brighton High School Brighton Kathleen Hager Waverly High School Lansing Kevin Reid Martin Luther King Jr. Sr. High Detroit School Keyona Dandridge Communication and Media Arts High Detroit School Kristina Ljucovic Adlai Stevenson High School Sterling Heights Kristyn Bickley Marine City High School China Krysta Forrester Wayne Memorial High School Wayne Kyoko Foley Belleville High School Canton Lauren Cross Bishop Foley Catholic High School Clinton Township Madison Kintigh Jackson Christian School Concord MacKenzie Shelton Brandywine High School Niles Magnolia Flick Michigan Center High School Michigan Center Malak Aljawobaei Universal Academy Detroit Mallory Robinson Creston High School Grand Rapids Marcus Barnett Lake Shore Senior High School Oak Park Mariah Russell Mattawan Consolidated School Mattawan Mariah McClain East Lansing High School Lansing Mario Martinez Fennville High School Fennville Matthew Suter Clawson Senior High School Clawson Maya Benedict Manchester High School Manchester Mellissa Ungkuldee Saline High School Saline Mikaela Vines International Academy of Flint Flint Nathan Kamps NorthPointe Christian School Grand Rapids Nicholas Carey Ypsilanti High School Ypsilanti Oscar Chapa Western International High School Detroit Paul Dowling Huron High School Ann Arbor Rachel Lloyd Macomb Christian School Fraser Rachel Amey Utica High School Shelby Township Samerah Saad Crestwood High School Dearborn Heights Samia Mazumder Grand Blanc High School Grand Blanc Sharfaa Chowdhury Fitzgerald Senior High School Warren Sharnell James Ottawa Hills High School Grand Rapids Sharvil Patel Clarkston High School Clarkston Sovoya Davis Pontiac Academy for Excellence - Pontiac High School Stephen Jakubowski Catholic Central High School Grand Rapids Susan Hoffman East Grand Rapids High School Grand Rapids Syed Nadim Hamtramck High School Hamtramck Talesha Wright Voyageur Consortium High School Detroit Tessa Belanger Rudolf Steiner of Ann Arbor Superior Township Tommy Truong Rogers High School Wyoming Tyonna Fahl Laker High School Bay Port About Comcast Foundation The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations.The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities—promoting community service, expanding digital literacy and building tomorrow's leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $90 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. 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Comcast Awards $93,000 in Scholarships to Michigan High School Seniors
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