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Comcast Awards $54,000 in Scholarships to Connecticut High School Seniors Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program Recognizes Connecticut Students for their Academic Achievement and Community Service

HARTFORD, Conn., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, is awarding 45 Connecticut high school seniors scholarships through 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.

Comcast, joined by State Senators Gary LeBeau and Robert Kane, State Representatives Brian Becker, Christie Carpino, James Crawford, Matthew Lesser, Robert Sampson, John Thompson and other government officials, recognized the students at a special event held today at the Connecticut State Capitol.  Forty-four of the 2012 Connecticut 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 $54,000 awarded in Connecticut this year.

"I would like to congratulate all of the scholarship winners and thank the Comcast Foundation for recognizing the achievements of some of our state's brightest young minds," said Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor.  "I encourage our winners to continue to engage both academics and civic involvement with the enthusiasm they have demonstrated to this point in their academic career."

"Comcast has a vested interest in providing our youth with opportunities to excel and succeed in a highly competitive higher education landscape and job market," said Mary McLaughlin, Senior Vice President for Comcast's Western New England Region, which includes Connecticut.  "We commend these students for their outstanding achievements, and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors."

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.

Since the program's inception there have been over 17,000 scholarship winners totaling more than $17.2 million. A list of the scholarship recipients in Connecticut 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.

About Comcast Cable

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.

2012 Connecticut Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Recipients

First Name

Last Name

Hometown

High School

Pooja

Agrawal

West Hartford

Hall High School

Tessa

Bloomquist

Branford

Hopkins School

Rebecca

Borovsky

Burlington

Lewis S. Mills High School

Fabio

Caetano

Waterbury

Waterbury Arts Magnet School

Alex

Cannata

Higganum

Haddam-Killingworth High School

Lily

Cannon

West Hartford

Conard High School

Sarah

Chapell

Westbrook

Westbrook High School

Jillian

DiTota

Wallingford

Mark T. Sheehan High School

Elias

Gharios

Pawcatuck

Stonington High School

Jasmin

Gonzalez

New Haven

High School In The Community

Damon

Gray

Portland

Portland High School

Daniel

Haugh

Farmington

Farmington High School

Erin

Hillis

Derby

Sacred Heart Academy

Elizabeth

Iorio

North Stonington

Wheeler High School

Macaire

Jones

Danbury

Danbury High School

Cieara

Juliano

East Hampton

East Hampton High School

Cody

Laplante

New Britain

New Britain High School

Zachary

LaVigne

Durham

Coginchaug Regional High School

Juan

Lluberes

Guilford

Guilford High School

Jenna

Luck

Bolton

Bolton High School

Kenrick

Mattison

Bloomfield

Bloomfield High School

Elizabeth

May

Windsor

Windsor High School

Aurelien

McHenold

Hartford

Classical Magnet School

Brian

Michalka

Bethel

Bethel High School

Christian

Murphy

West Hartford

Northwest Catholic High

Hiachira

Nieves

Manchester

A. I. Prince V-T School

Patrick

O'Dell

Beacon Falls

Woodland Regional High School

Catherine

Oidtman

Old Lyme

Mercy High

Stephanie

Orts

Seymour

Seymour High School

Tullio

Ossa

Hamden

Notre Dame High School

Kyle

Packnick

Shelton

Shelton High School

Marcus

Pugliese

Bolton

Kingswood Oxford School

Alex

Pugnali

Bloomfield

Metropolitan Learning Center

April

Regan

Wallingford

Lyman Hall High School

Elliot

Rogers

Simsbury

Simsbury High School

Samantha

Rosenbaum

Derby

New Haven Academy

Kyla

Sead

West Haven

Hill Regional Career High School

Micala

Smith

Baltic

Academy of the Holy Family

Dylan

Stempel

Ivoryton

Valley Regional High School

Carolann

Terry

Norwich

Norwich Technical High School

Dashauna

Tyson

New Haven

Riverside Educational Academy

Erin

Ward

Wolcott

Wolcott High School

Alexander

Weiner

Ellington

Ellington High School

Victor

Wu

Durham

Xavier High

Gowtham

Yenduri

East Lyme

East Lyme High School

SOURCE Comcast Cable



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