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Comcast Awards $109,000 In Scholarships To Maryland High School Seniors

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Comcast Awards $109,000 In Scholarships To Maryland High School Seniors10:03 EDT Wednesday, March 13, 2013Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program Recognizes Maryland Students for their Academic Achievement and Community ServiceANNAPOLIS, Md., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, is awarding 100 Maryland high school seniors scholarships through its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program.  The program, one of the Comcast Foundation's signature community investment initiatives, recognizes students' leadership skills, academic achievement and commitment to community service.Comcast, joined by Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., President of the Maryland Senate, Dr. Darla Strouse, Executive Director, Office of Partnership Development and Recognition, Maryland State Department of Education, and other government officials, recognized the students at a special event held yesterday at the Historic Inns of Annapolis.  Ninety-nine of the 2013 Maryland Leaders and Achievers recipients received $1,000 scholarships. Jordan Nnabugwu of Coppin Academy High School in Baltimore 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 $109,000 awarded this year to Maryland high school seniors.  After a prize drawing, three students were also given iPads to use at college. "We value Comcast as a partner in helping students achieve their academic goals," said Strouse. "I am pleased to join them in recognizing these deserving students for their academic accomplishments, extensive community service and leadership abilities." "The very best investment we can make as Marylanders is to help our students reach their academic objectives," said Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley. "I salute each of the scholarship winners as they attain important milestones in scholarship and community service and wish to thank Comcast for its commitment to our students."Elijah Cummings (D-MD), who represents Maryland's 7th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, said, "I wish to congratulate Jordan Nnabugwu, of Coppin Academy, and all of the scholarship winners on their tremendous achievements and wish them well as they pursue further education. These generous scholarships from Comcast are a testament to their hard work."  "Comcast works to provide future leaders with opportunities to succeed in higher education and, eventually, the competitive job market," said Tom Coughlin, regional senior vice president for Comcast.  "These students are role models in their communities and at their schools. We commend them for their exceptional achievements, and wish them the very best 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, more than $17.7 million in scholarship money has been presented to more than 17,000 scholarship winners nationwide.2013 Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Winners from MarylandSCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS (by County where the high school is located):Anne ArundelAnna Louise Devanny of Severn School in Severna ParkAnna Levendusky of South River High School in EdgewaterJasmyn Mackell of Annapolis High SchoolAarushi Parikh of Arundel High School in GambrillsJonah Sheffield of Broadneck High School in AnnapolisRaef Youssef of Glen Burnie High SchoolBaltimore CityKimberly Davis of Reginald F. Lewis High SchoolStephanie DeRoose of Mercy High SchoolNijah Dukes of Academy for College and Career Exploration High SchoolDamisha Hazelton of Paul Laurence Dunbar High SchoolPaige Hernandez of Augusta Fella Savage Institute of Visual Arts High SchoolShanquel Holmon of Patterson High School Devin Isaac-Jackson of Forest Park Senior High SchoolRayquise Jackson of Cristo Rey Jesuit High SchoolShaquana Jackson of National Academy Foundation SchoolSamierra Jones of Baltimore Renaissance AcademyAnuj Khandelwal of The Gilman School Tevin Lawrence of The REACH! Partnership SchoolJessica Mahla of The Catholic High School of BaltimoreJordan Nnabugwu of Coppin Academy High SchoolGlory Onuoha of Western High SchoolTakeyra Pitts of Benjamin Franklin High School at Masonville CoveJaida Scarborough of Digital Harbor High SchoolGurmani Singh of Bryn Mawr SchoolGlen Smith of Baltimore School for the ArtsSamantha Speight of Edmonson Westside High School Barellie Thompson of W.E.B. DuBois High School Deandra Wells of Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts AcademyShakeem White of Merganthaler Technical High SchoolDevin Wright of Saint Frances AcademyBaltimore CountyNoah Abramowitz of Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School in BaltimoreOlivia Adams of Pikesville High SchoolMiguel Auro Almario of New Town High School in Owings MillsMina Al-Salihi of Eastern Tech High School in EssexDeanie Anyangwe of Parkville High SchoolAmanda Becker of Loch Raven High School in BaltimoreKelly Berkemeier of Kenwood High School in EssexMinwei Cao of Dulaney High School in TimoniumBrandi Davis of Patapsco High School in BaltimoreGabrielle Durant of New Mark of Excellence School in Windsor MillKhaoula Ennajhi of Dundalk High School in BaltimoreZachary Friedman of Owings Mills High School Kyndale Green-Lyles of Western School of Technology in BaltimoreAlan Horst of Overlea High School in BaltimoreVictoria Lizardo of Chesapeake High School in BaltimoreKhadijah McIntyre of Randallstown High SchoolTyler Naunton of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel High School in BaltimoreJasmine Wise of Millford Mill Academy in BaltimoreAudrea Wright of Sollers Point Technical High School in BaltimoreCalvertMalaysia Johnson of Calvert High School in Prince FrederickCaroline Sarah Holt of Caroline Career & Technology Center in RidgleyCarrollMichael Hernandez of Gerstell Academy in FinksburgMackenzie Murray of Westminster Senior High SchoolCecilDiana Curtis of Bohemia Manor High School in Chesapeake CityCharlesSarah LeBarron of La Plata High SchoolAndrew Lohr of North Point High School for Science, Technology & Industry in WaldorfNakoyia Price of Maurice J. McDonough High School in PomfretHannah Trimble of Thomas Stone High School in WaldorfFrederickMelissa Rifkin of Governor Thomas Johnson High School GarrettSara Jones of Southern Garrett High School in OaklandHowardSade Ayinde of Long Reach High School in ColumbiaNathanael Haase of Wilde Lake High School in ColumbiaKiran Martin of Howard High School in Ellicott CityMarcos Miranda of Reservoir High School in FultonFoluke Tuakli of River Hill High School in ClarksvilleMontgomeryValerie Acker of Walt Whitman High School in BethesdaJoanna Marie Aguilar of Seneca Valley High School in GermantownTiara Beatty of Northwest High School in GermantownIndira Bhatia of Sherwood High School in Sandy SpringAlfredo Colina of Gaithersburg High SchoolLydia Curdts of James Hubert Blake High School in ColesvilleRyan Dunlow of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney Luis Gomez of Northwood High School in Silver SpringAshley Gutierrez Ayala of Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School in Takoma Park Sohini Kundu of Quince Orchard High School in GaithersburgVan Ha Le of Albert Einstein High School in Kensington Zhi Xiang Lin of Rockville High SchoolRohini Manickam of Poolesville High SchoolJames Manjo of Col. Zadok Magruder High School in BethesdaEli Marks of Walter Johnson High School in BethesdaVictoria Ngo of Clarksburg High SchoolRuth Orevba of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in BethesdaJordan Perry of Richard Montgomery High School in RockvilleErin Pruitt of The Lab School of Washington, in Washington, D.C.Elena Robles of Wheaton High School in Silver SpringHilary Yeboah of Montgomery Blair High School in Silver SpringPrince George'sJanet Adelola of Eleanor Roosevelt High School in GreenbeltAlexis Alvarez of Bishop McNamara High School in ForestvilleAhmad Ashkar of Bladensburg High SchoolJamaal Brown of Potomac High School in Oxon HillCharisse Carter of Oxon Hill High SchoolMaria Centeno of Lanham Christian SchoolKeisha Daughtry of Riverdale Baptist School in Upper MarlboroAsa DeShields of Central High School in Capitol HeightsDejuan Hodge of New Hope Academy in Landover HillsJamila Mitchell of Laurel High School Brittany Saunders of High Point High School in BeltsvilleChristian Thomas of Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School in Upper MarlboroJoshua Wilcox of Fairmont Heights High School in Capitol HeightsWorcesterZachary Dix of Worcester Technical High School in NewarkAbout the Comcast FoundationThe 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 $116 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at Comcast CorporationComcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.  Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses.  NBCUniversal operates 30 news and entertainment cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts.  Visit for more information.SOURCE Comcast CorporationFor further information: Julia Filz, Comcast, +1-410-513-0453,