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Comcast Awards $69,000 In Scholarships To 60 Virginia High School Seniors

Comcast Awards $69,000 In Scholarships To 60 Virginia High School Seniors

Annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program Recognizes Students' Leadership Skills, Academic Achievement and Commitment to Community Service

PR Newswire

RICHMOND, Va., May 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation today announced the 2017 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program awards in Virginia. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, recognizes the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.

"Congratulations to this year's scholarship winners for their outstanding achievements in both the classroom and their communities," said Governor Terry McAuliffe. "Education is essential to a brighter future for our students and for the economy they will enter after graduation. I thank Comcast for their commitment to education and look forward to the impact these winners will have for years to come."

Comcast, joined by Deputy Attorney General: Transportation, Real Estate & Construction Division for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Stephen A. Cobb and school administrators, recognized the students at a special event held Thursday, May 18, at the Virginia State Capitol. Fifty-nine recipients of the 2017 Virginia Leaders and Achievers® scholarships received $1,000 scholarships. Chrinique Christian, a senior at Matoaca High School in Chesterfield County 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 $69,000 awarded this year to Virginia high school students.

"It is an honor to be a part of an event that celebrates such exceptional young adults," said Cobb.  "These high school seniors have proven to be leaders in their communities, and the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship program is giving them the recognition they deserve. I look forward to following these students' successes in the years to come."

"Our Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners are committed to academic excellence and community service," said Mary McLaughlin, Senior Vice President of Comcast's Beltway Region. "We are honored to recognize their achievements, and are excited to support them as they continue their educational journeys."

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students who strive to achieve their full 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. 

Since 2003, Comcast has awarded nearly $800,000 in Leaders & Achievers Scholarships to more than 760 students in Virginia.  This year, the program will award more than $2 million in scholarships to more than 2,000 students across the country to help them pursue higher education.  Visit here to learn more.

2017 Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Recipients from Virginia

Alexandria

Rachel Price of Bishop Ireton High School

Adele Reardon of St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School

Arlington

Veronica Olivera of Arlington Mill High School Continuation Program

Augusta County

Brett Hostetler of Riverheads High School in Staunton

Charlottesville

Kibiriti Majuto of Charlottesville High School

Chesterfield County

Shaquille Carmichael of Cosby High School in Midlothian

Chrinique Christian of Matoaca High School

Cana Clark of Thomas Dale High School in Chester

Isobel Harrison of Midlothian High School

Emilia Lizama Garay of Meadowbrook High School

Alexandria Markiewicz of Monacan High School

Eva Melendez of L.C. Bird High School

Vivian Tran of Manchester High School in Midlothian

Culpeper County

Brooke Bonfadini of Culpeper County High School

Danville

Amanda Liggon of George Washington High School

Dinwiddie County

Brooke Winn of Dinwiddie High School

Emporia

De'Ja Mangrum of Greensville County High School

Fairfax County

Jenna Hirshfeld of South Lakes High School in Reston

Frederick County

Kristen Enns of James Wood High School in Winchester

Abigail Esslinger of Millbrook High School in Winchester

Mitchell Skowbo of Sherando High School in Stephens City

Hanover County

Zachary Berenson of Atlee High School in Mechanicsville

Mikayla Mason of Hanover High School in Mechanicsville

Harrisonburg

Genevieve Cowardin of Harrisonburg High School

Henrico County

Unity Bowling of Glendale Home School

Madison Bradley of Godwin High School

Pratyusha Chaluvadi of Henrico High School

Christopher Gothard of John Randolph Tucker High School

Sara Hamilton of Douglas S. Freeman High School

Clare Shupack of Deep Run High School in Glen Allen

Asia Farmer of Varina High School

Loudoun County

Jaden Edmonds of Broad Run High School in Ashburn

Ashley Jain of Freedom High School in South Riding

Lauren Moore of Loudoun County High School in Leesburg

Camille Nau of Briar Woods High School in Ashburn

Lynchburg

Jonathan Bumgarner of Central Virginia Governor's School for Science and Technology

Jasmine Fuqua of Heritage High School

Catherine McCord of E. C. Glass High School

Manassas Park

Andrew Taylor of Manassas Park High School

Pittsylvania County 

Reid Brown of Chatham High School

Prince William County

Savannah Gaillard of Battlefield High School in Haymarket

Jordyn Harrell of Gar-Field High School in Woodbridge

Norman Jones of Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas

Richmond

Jovannah Alston of St. Catherines School

Akayla Anderson of John Marshall High School

Jonae' Crump of Richmond Community High School

Andrea Culotta of St. Gertrude High School

Andrea Eichenberger of Trinity Episcopal School

Jonathan Essex of St. Christopher's School

Autumn High of Open High School

Jasmine Jones of Franklin Military Academy

Demetrice Morgan of Armstrong High School

Le'Tyra Roberson of Huguenot High School

Harish Tekriwal of Maggie L. Walker Governor's School

Evan Tunstall of Hermitage High School

Roanoke

Megan Whitney of Roanoke Valley Christian Schools

Salem

Ashlyn Pugh of Salem High School

Spotsylvania County

Lindsay Stynes of Massaponax High School in Fredericksburg

Stafford County

Caroline Posillico of Mountain View High School

Waynesboro

Rebecca Pereles of Waynesboro High School

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.  

About the 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 service, expanding digital literacy, and building tomorrow's leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated nearly $200 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.

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