Comcast Awards $107,000 In Scholarships To 98 Massachusetts Students Graduating High School Seniors Recognized for Academic Achievement and Community Service

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



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