Comcast Awards $107,000 In Scholarships To 98 Massachusetts Students Graduating High School Seniors Recognized for Academic Achievement and Community Service PR Newswire BOSTON, June 18, 2013 BOSTON, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, today announced the 2013 recipients of 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. Massachusetts Treasurer Steven Grossman assisted Comcast's Steve Hackley in awarding the scholarships at the State House earlier today. Ninety-seven of the 2013 Massachusetts Leaders and Achievers recipients received $1,000 scholarships and one lucky student was awarded a $10,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship – instituted in honor of Ralph J. Roberts, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Comcast Corporation – for a total of $107,000 awarded in Massachusetts this year. "Each year, we are excited to award Leaders and Achievers scholarships to talented and deserving students in Massachusetts who demonstrate leadership in school activities and reflect a strong commitment to community service," said Steve Hackley, senior vice president of Comcast's Greater Boston region. "We are proud to recognize the success and potential of such outstanding student leaders, all of whom are preparing for the next step in their educational careers." The Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program provides one-time $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 be prepared for the future, to engage youth in their communities, and to demonstrate the importance of civic involvement, and the value placed on civic involvement by the business community. Local winners throughout Massachusetts have participated in a wide variety of community service activities, such as volunteering at Project Bread, Boys & Girls Clubs along with local food banks and hospitals. Since the program's inception there have been over 19,000 scholarship winners totaling more than $19 million. A list of the scholarship recipients in Massachusetts is detailed below. About the Comcast Foundation The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified nonprofit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities -- expanding digital literacy, promoting community service and building tomorrow's leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $125 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. 2013 Massachusetts Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Recipients First Name Last Name Home Town High School Name Lindsay Albert Tyngsborough Tyngsborough High School Aliza Anderson Revere Revere High School Amanda Angelo Billerica Shawsheen Valley Vocational Technical High School Agla Liz Aponte Roslindale The English High School Liam Atkinson Methuen New England Academy Samuel Badot-Fisher Somerville Somerville High School Genesis Bautista Boston Fenway High School Andrew Botelho Westport Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School Tyler Boudrias Medford St. Clement Jr/Sr High School Kevin Burchill Vineyard Haven Martha's Vineyard Regional High School Alexa Caetano Fall River B.M.C. Durfee High School Emily Campbell Westfield Holyoke Catholic High School Zachary Canto Methuen Central Catholic High School Ryan Casey Franklin Franklin High School Nicole Casolari South Hadley South Hadley High School Kyle Cederberg Rehoboth Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School Marlene Checo Lawrence Performing & Fine Arts High School Stephanie Chicoine Bridgewater Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School Anthony Choquette Lawrence Humanities and Leadership Development High School Jaclyn Chorzewski Georgetown Georgetown Middle/High School Isaac Coelho Malden Malden Catholic High School Cody Collins Lowell Greater Lowell Technical High School Elizabeth Crowley Marblehead Marblehead High School Shaina Cruel-Reynoso Lynn Classical High School Alexis Cruz Gloucester Rockport High School Emily Dang Hull Hull High School Julianne DeGenova Georgetown Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute Elizabeth Desjardins Ware Ware High School Tiffany Devonish Fall River Bishop Connolly High School Benjamin Doughty Brookline Brookline High School Stephanie Downs Lynn Lynn English High School Markiesha Duverneau Hyde Park Academy of The Pacific Rim Charter School Jessica Edlund Brockton Lincoln Alternative School Nakia Ellies Mattapan Urban Science Academy Daniel Erdosy North Chelmsford Chelmsford High School Ashley Ertilien Medford Prospect Hill Academy Charter School Erwin Fuentes Jamaica Plain Boston Latin Academy Nicole Galewski Pembroke Whitman Hanson Regional Emma Gasson Bridgewater Cardinal Spellman High School Ashley Gitonga Randolph Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical High School Nakita Guerrouxo Somerset Bishop Stang High School Analiz Henriquez lawrence Business Management and Finance High School Stephanie Ho Woburn Woburn High School Sicco Huizing Andover Andover High School Charde Hunt-Jeanty Dorchester Community Charter School of Cambridge Daniell Jaillet Maynard Maynard High School William Kelley Mendon Nipmuc Regional Middle/High School Anthony Kennedy Norton Norton High School Jeffrey Kobza New Bedford Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical Jesse Lederman Springfield Springfield Expeditionary Learning School Sharon Lee Malden Malden High School YaXue Li Newtonville Newton North High School Manuel Lopes Brockton Brockton High School Caitlin Ludke Nahant Swampscott High School Natalie Mako South Deerfield Frontier Regional Kimberly Malmborg Springfield Sabis International Charter School Annitasada Mam Revere Northeast Metro Regional Vocational High School Tashauna McKenzie Boston New Mission High School Katherine Mentzer New Bedford Global Learning Charter Public School Molly Merola East Bridgewater Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School Monica Modrich Tyngsboro Lowell Catholic Andrew Morin Clinton Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Tatenda Mudeke Boston Excel High School Vincent Nascembeni Agawam The White Oak School Bahiya Nasuuna Chelsea Chelsea High School Anh Ngo Roslindale Woodward School for Girls Tuyen Nguyen Dorchester Boston Arts Academy Michael Nicholson Gardner Gardner High School Amber Oates Boston Boston Trinity Academy Carin Papendorp Somerville Commonwealth School Samantha Par Lawrence Math Science & Technology High School Brittany Perez Staten Island The Governor's Academy Aria Perkins Milton Milton High School Manuel Pires Dorchester Jeremiah E. Burke High School Hannah Pitman Millis Millis High School Jennifer Polgar Taunton Taunton High School Trevor Quenneville Gardner North Central Charter Essential School Analise Sesay Plainville King Philip Regional High School Kendra Silveira Taunton Bristol-Plymouth Vocational Technical School Heidy Sosa Bradford Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School Katrina Spiezio Taunton Foxborough Regional Charter School Hazel Stirgwolt Salem St. Mary Junior-Senior High School Mary Kate Sullivan Springfield Cathedral High School Lauren Sundstrom Newburyport Newburyport High School Marc Tetreault Uxbridge Blackstone Valley Technical High School David Thai Dorchester Quincy Upper School Teinya Thompson Springfield Putnam Vocational Technical High School Delaney Thomson Westfield Westfield High School Olivia Torchio Arlington Matignon High School Luke Toritto Greenfield Greenfield High School Andrew Truong Peabody Peabody Veterans Memorial High School Jasmine Usher Dorchester Codman Academy Charter School Katie Wang Brighton Boston Latin School Abigail White Lynnfield Lynnfield High School Olivia White Southwick Southwick-Tolland Regional High School Lauren Wyse Dorchester Boston Collegiate Charter School Junko Yamazaki Stoneham Stoneham High School Jonathon Yee Holyoke Holyoke High School SOURCE Comcast Cable Website: http://www.mediaone.com Contact: Doreen Vigue, (617) 645-6175, email@example.com, Marc Goodman, (617) 279-7521, firstname.lastname@example.org
Comcast Awards $107,000 In Scholarships To 98 Massachusetts Students
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