Comcast Awards $111,000 in Scholarships to 102 Massachusetts Students Graduating High School Seniors Recognized for Academic Achievement and Community Service

BOSTON, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, today announced the 2012 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 Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray, who assisted Comcast's Steve Hackley in awarding the scholarships at the State House earlier today, praised good corporate citizens like Comcast.  101 of the 2012 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 $111,000 awarded in Massachusetts this year.

"Corporate citizens like Comcast invest in our communities to build a stronger future for our Commonwealth," said Lieutenant Governor Murray.  "Thanks to Comcast's philanthropic scholarship program, the awards announced today will support the education for student leaders and develop another generation of scholars in our communities."

"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 for 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 mentoring and coaching younger students, volunteering at hospitals and participating in local blood, food and clothing drives. 

Since the program's inception there have been over 17,000 scholarship winners totaling more than $17.4 million.  A list of the scholarship recipients in New Hampshire is detailed below.

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 community service, expanding digital literacy, and building tomorrow's leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated over $108 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.

2012 Massachusetts Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Recipients

Student First Name

Student Last Name

Student City

Student State

High School Name

Scotlyn

Adler

Mattapoisett

MA

Old Rochester Regional High School

Akilah

Armstrong

Cambridge

MA

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School

Stephanie

Barilone

Malden

MA

Malden High School

Erin

Bennett

Saugus

MA

Saugus High School

Hayley

Benoit

Westfield

MA

Southwick-Tolland Regional High School

Cameron

Bishop

Stoneham

MA

Stoneham High School

Ryan

Breton

Atkinson

NH

Central Catholic High School

Shelagh

Brice

Chelmsford

MA

Lowell Catholic High School

Catherine

Brow

Leominster

MA

Leominster High School

Emily

Butynski

Greenfield

MA

Greenfield High School

Jonathan

Cabrera

Lynn

MA

Lynn Vocational Technical Institute

Antonia

Calcaterra

Fitchburg

MA

North Central Charter Essential School

Olivia

Carbone

Fitchburg

MA

Fitchburg High School

Shanel

Chandoo

Randolph

MA

Randolph High School

Elena

Chiklakis

Georgetown

MA

Georgetown Middle/High School

Madalyn

Ciampi

Westminster

MA

Oakmont Regional High School

Barbara

Coelho

Everett

MA

Everett High School

John

Concannon

Woburn

MA

Woburn High School

Gillian

Cowen

Lynnfield

MA

Lynnfield High School

Esther

Dada

Lynn

MA

Classical High School

Nicolas

Damasio

Hanover

MA

Hanover High School

Taylor

 

Days-Merrill

 

Fairhaven

 

MA

 

Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical High School

Abigail

Desjardins

Ware

MA

Ware High School

Daniel

 

DiMatteo

 

Dennis

 

MA

 

Cape Cod Region Vocational Technical High School

Christopher

Donlon

Middleboro

MA

Coyle Cassidy High School

Graham

Dunn

Falmouth

MA

Falmouth High School

Kamyra

Edokpolor

Milton

MA

Milton Academy

Monica

Elias

Chelsea

MA

Chelsea High School

Bianca

Falconi

Peabody

MA

Peabody Veterans Memorial High School

Claribel

Faulkner

Lawrence

MA

Performing & Fine Arts High School

Zachary

Fayne

Sagamore Beach

MA

Sturgis Charter School

Shawn

Flanagan

Plymouth

MA

Plymouth North High School

Brett

Fortin

Mansfield

MA

Mansfield High School

Leandra

Furtado

Peabody

MA

Mystic Valley Regional Charter School

Brandene

Gagnon

Shelburne Falls

MA

The White Oak School

Samantha

 

Garcia

 

Lawrence

 

MA

 

Lawrence High School for Humanities and Leadership Development

Patrick

Giroux

Wilmington

MA

Wilmington High School

Solomon

Goldstein-Rose

Amherst

MA

Amherst Regional High School

Margaretta

Goltz

Milton

MA

Milton High School

Ashley

Greaves

Springfield

MA

The Springfield Renaissance School

Shannon

Gusmini

Natick

MA

Natick High School

Kelsey

Harrington

Seekonk

MA

Seekonk High School

Sarah

Hassan

Somerville

MA

Somerville High School

Monica

Ho

Hyde Park

MA

Boston Latin Academy

Daniel

Howell

Medford

MA

Community Charter School of Cambridge

Amaylah

Israel

Brockton

MA

Brockton High School

Samantha

Jardin

Swansea

MA

Joseph Case High School

Rachel

Johnson

Lynn

MA

Lynn English High School

Alexandra

Kantor

Brewster

MA

Nauset Regional High School

Shawna

 

Kelley

 

Indian Orchard

 

MA

 

Early College High School At Holyoke Community College

Jessica

 

Kenney

 

Tewksbury

 

MA

 

Shawsheen Valley Vocational Technical High School

Aisling

Kerr

Dorchester

MA

Boston Latin School

Noah

Kligerman

Amesbury

MA

Amesbury High School

Eva

Kotsopoulos

Marlborough

MA

Marlborough High School

Anne

Kuan

Andover

MA

Andover High School

Peter

Le

Fall River

MA

Bishop Connolly High School

Mollie

Letendre

Hopedale

MA

Blackstone Valley Technical High School

Yaraslau

Loban

Lincoln

MA

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School

Amanda

Lourenco

Greenfield

MA

Frontier Regional High School

Meghan

Lynch

East Bridgewater

MA

Cardinal Spellman High School

Jennifer

Lynds

Hopkinton

MA

Hopkinton High School

James

Machado

Dracut

MA

Dracut Senior High School

Natashia

Maldonado

Lawrence

MA

Math Science & Technology High School

Jenna

Marcello

Hopedale

MA

Hopedale Junior Senior High School

Olivia

Marques

Fall River

MA

B.M.C. Durfee High School

Michael

McCarthy

Norfolk

MA

King Philip Regional High School

Meghan

McHugh

Edgartown

MA

Marthas Vineyard Regional High School

Andrew

Mercado

Holyoke

MA

Holyoke High School

Damion

Miller

Hyde Park

MA

Codman Academy Charter School

Thomas

 

Mulherin

 

Hudson

 

MA

 

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

Santiago

Narino

Plymouth

MA

Plymouth South High School

Francis

Ndicu

Lowell

MA

Greater Lowell Technical High School

Holly

Niemczyk

Medway

MA

Medway High School

Leighton

 

Noel

 

Barre

 

MA

 

Montachusett Vocactional Technical High School

Collin

 

O'Brien

 

West Bridgewater

 

MA

 

West Bridgewater Junior Senior High School

Emily

Ohrtman

Gloucester

MA

Rockport High School

Ana

Oliveira

New Bedford

MA

Global Learning Charter Public School

Andrew

Perrino

South Dennis

MA

Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School

James

Rider

Dartmouth

MA

Dartmouth High School

Isabel

Robinson

Cohasset

MA

Cohasset Middle/High School

Joana

 

Rosa

 

Boston

 

MA

 

Madison Park Technical Vocational High School

Dakota

Roundtree-Swain

Mansfield

MA

Taunton High School

Colleen

Schroth

Townsend

MA

North Middlesex Regional High School

Brian

Shaw

Weymouth

MA

Weymouth High School

Joseph

Sherry

Rehoboth

MA

Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School

Rose

Silva

Centerville

MA

Barnstable High School

Jiayin

Sperry

South Hadley

MA

South Hadley High School

Jakenya

Stone

Dorchester

MA

New Mission High School

Sean

Summers

Chatham

MA

Chatham High School

Megan

Sylvester

Dighton

MA

Bristol County Agricultural High School

Colleen

Szeto

Carver

MA

Carver High School

Rijkaard

Thomas

Malden

MA

The English High School

Ashley

 

Thomas

 

Raynham

 

MA

 

Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School

Alyssa

Tonelli

Springfield

MA

Sabis International Charter School

Nicholas

Tran

Revere

MA

Revere High School

William

Tringali

Kingston

MA

Silver Lake Regional High School

Dennis

Vacon

Monson

MA

Monson High School

Michael

Vallejo

Chelsea

MA

Fenway High School

Rachel

Williams

Walpole

MA

Walpole High School

Dynasty

Wilson

Indian Orchard

MA

Putnam Vocational Technical High School

Allison

Wu

Newton

MA

Newton North High School

Julian

Zamudio-Herrera

Westwood

MA

Westwood High School

 

SOURCE Comcast Cable



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