Comcast Awards $32,000 in Scholarships to 23 New Hampshire Students Graduating High School Seniors Recognized for Academic Achievement and Community Service

CONCORD, N.H., June 12, 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.

New Hampshire Governor John Lynch, who assisted Comcast's Mark Reilly in awarding the scholarships at the State House earlier today, praised good corporate citizens like Comcast.  Twenty-two of the 2012 New Hampshire 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 $32,000 awarded in New Hampshire this year.

"These are some very special young people who have already demonstrated they have the skills and the desire to be future leaders in our state. These young people have excelled in the classroom, but have also accomplished so much outside of the classroom as well. All are well-rounded individuals and role models for their peers and for all of us," Gov. John Lynch said. "I want to thank Comcast for recognizing the achievements of these future leaders and providing financial help through these scholarships."

"Each year, we are excited to award Leaders and Achievers scholarships to talented and deserving students in New Hampshire who demonstrate leadership in school activities and reflect a strong commitment to community service," said Mark Reilly, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for Comcast's Northeast Division, which includes New Hampshire.  "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 New Hampshire have participated in a wide variety of community service activities, such as volunteering at Invisible Children Charity, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Make-A-Wish Foundation and City Year New Hampshire. 

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 New Hampshire Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Recipients

First Name

Last Name

High School

Hometown

Sage

Belanger

Bedford High School

Bedford, NH

Cawlin

Clough

Belmont High School

Canterbury, NH

Ian

Gallager

St. Pauls School

Concord, NH

Sara

Scheu

St. Thomas Aquinas High School

North Hampton, NH

Julia

Wise

Dover Senior High School

Dover, NH

Timothy

Lagoy

Portsmouth Christian Academy

Nottingham, NH

Julie

Krzanowski

Oyster River High School

Lee, NH

Timothy

Gringeri

Hinsdale Sr. High School

Hinsdale, NH

Meghan

O'Keefe

Alvirne High School

Hudson, NH

Christopher

Cormier

Manchester West High School

Manchester, NH

Jenna

Freitas

Manchester Memorial High School

Manchester, NH

Hunter

Viscarello

Trinity High School

Manchester, NH

Oakley

Smith

Bishop Guertin High School

Merrimack, NH

Kelsey

Seremet

Nashua Christian Academy & High School

Nashua, NH

Stephanie

Brady

Newmarket Junior/Senior High School

Newmarket, NH

Erika

Campbell

Pelham High School

Pelham, NH

Alycia

Abbott

Pembroke Academy

Pembroke, NH

Danielle

Boutwell

Conval Regional High School

Peterborough, NH

Nicholas

Delfino

Timberlane Regional High School

Atkinson, NH

Maria

Turner

Holy Family Academy

Dunbarton, NH

Dominique

Taveras

Manchester Central High School

Manchester, NH

Mayank

Dubey

Nashua High School South

Nashua, NH

Jerusha

Thedsanamoorthy

Salem High School

Salem, NH

SOURCE Comcast Cable



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