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Comcast Awards $93,000 in Scholarships to Michigan High School Seniors

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Comcast Awards $93,000 in Scholarships to Michigan High School Seniors

09:00 EDT Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program Recognizes Michigan Students for their Academic Achievement and Community Service

LANSING, Mich., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, is awarding 86 Michigan 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.

WILX-TV evening anchor Lauren Evans and Comcast Regional Senior Vice President Tim Collins co-hosted an event yesterday for the scholarship recipients and their family members at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing to recognize the students for their accomplishments.  One student, Madison Kintigh of Jackson Christian High School in Concord received special recognition and was awarded an additional $7,000 scholarship.

"I am proud to be able to recognize the Leaders and Achievers scholarship winners and support Comcast's efforts to have a direct and positive impact on these young people's dreams of higher education," said keynote speaker Katherine Cockrel, Director of Strategic Communications, Ignition Media Group. "Whether academically or through community service, these students understand the importance of making their mark and are on the right path to becoming tomorrow's future leaders."

"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 Tim Collins. "We view these young men and women as potential future Comcast employees, and we wish them much success and commend them for their outstanding achievements."

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program provides $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 prepare for the future and to engage them in their communities. The program also demonstrates the importance of civic involvement, and the value placed on civic involvement by the business community. To date, Comcast has awarded nearly $19 million to nearly 19,000 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners.

"Each year, we are excited to provide scholarships for these talented students," said Charisse R. Lillie, President of the Comcast Foundation and Vice President, Community Investment of Comcast Corporation. "Comcast seeks students who demonstrate leadership abilities in school activities and who reflect a strong commitment to community service.  These students are our future leaders, and we hope these scholarships will help to power their dreams for success."

Connect with the scholarship winners at www.facebook.com/ComcastLeadersandAchievers. Explore and "like" Comcast in the community at www.facebook.com/WePowerDreams.

The 2013 Comcast Leaders and Achievers scholarship recipients for Michigan are:

First Name

Last Name

High School

Community

Aaron

McClendon

John Glenn High School

Westland

Aashna

Sahi

Salem High School

Canton

Ajahnay

Taylor

Advanced Technology Academy

Detroit

Alexander

Rodriguez

Godwin Heights High School

Wyoming

Alexandria

Herbert

Casa Richard Academy

Detroit

Amanda

Allen

Kearsley High School

Flint

Angela

Sun

Canton High School

Canton

Ann

Hudson

River Rouge High School

Detroit

Anna

Shaffer

Milford High School

Highland

Apara

Sivaraman

Troy High School

Troy

Ashleigh

King

Carman-Ainsworth High School

Flint

Avery

Wagner

Davison High School

Davison

Benjamin

Schultz

Howell High School

Howell

Brandon

Lucius

Michigan Lutheran High School

Saint Joseph

Caroline

Jarvis

Coloma High School

Coloma

Catherine

Griffith

Fruitport High School

Fruitport

Celeste

Goedert

Ferndale Senior High School

Ferndale

Chet

Joslyn

Lakeview High School

Battle Creek

Christian

Kettenbeil

Waterford Kettering High School

Waterford

Christien

Wright

Detroit Country Day Upper School

Bloomfield Hills

Clara

Brennan

DeWitt High School

DeWitt

Courtney

Schantz

Bad Axe High School

Bad Axe

Courtney

Landon

J.W. Sexton High School

Lansing

Cyndia

Cao

International Academy

West Bloomfield

Dasia

Dix

Academy for Business & Technology High School

Detroit

Dayna

Petkov

Riverview Community High School

Riverview

Delvonta

Pinkston

Northwestern High School

Detroit

Diane

Arthur

East Kentwood High School

Kentwood

D'nika

Williams

Crockett High School

Detroit

Dominic

Milano

Bridgman High School

Bridgman

Dustin

Tran

Holland High School

Holland

Emily

Gibson

Cabrini High School

Allen Park

Elizabeth

Quaye

Niles Sr. School

Niles

Emoni

Sholar

Denby High School

Detroit

Francesco

Munaco

Notre Dame Prep High School

Oakland Township

Jaida

Young

Romulus Senior High School

Romulus

Ja'leesha

Crews

Muskegon High School

Norton Shores

Jessica

Dick

Reeths-Puffer Senior High School

Muskegon

Jihad

Baydoun

Edsel Ford High School

Dearborn Heights

Joellen

Maurer

Harper Creek High School

Marshall

Joanna

Stalcup

Grace Christian School

Decatur

Kalen

Kennedy

University of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy

Detroit

Kandis

Johnson

Detroit International Academy

Detroit

Kara

Barber Madsen

South Haven High School

South Haven

Kara

La Gorio

Parkway Christian School

Sterling Heights

Kate

Yuhas

Brighton High School

Brighton

Kathleen

Hager

Waverly High School

Lansing

Kevin

Reid

Martin Luther King Jr. Sr. High School

Detroit

Keyona

Dandridge

Communication and Media Arts High School

Detroit

Kristina

Ljucovic

Adlai Stevenson High School

Sterling Heights

Kristyn

Bickley

Marine City High School

China

Krysta

Forrester

Wayne Memorial High School

Wayne

Kyoko

Foley

Belleville High School

Canton

Lauren

Cross

Bishop Foley Catholic High School

Clinton Township

Madison

Kintigh

Jackson Christian School

Concord

MacKenzie

Shelton

Brandywine High School

Niles

Magnolia

Flick

Michigan Center High School

Michigan Center

Malak

Aljawobaei

Universal Academy

Detroit

Mallory

Robinson

Creston High School

Grand Rapids

Marcus

Barnett

Lake Shore Senior High School

Oak Park

Mariah

Russell

Mattawan Consolidated School

Mattawan

Mariah

McClain

East Lansing High School

Lansing

Mario

Martinez

Fennville High School

Fennville

Matthew

Suter

Clawson Senior High School

Clawson

Maya

Benedict

Manchester High School

Manchester

Mellissa

Ungkuldee

Saline High School

Saline

Mikaela

Vines

International Academy of Flint

Flint

Nathan

Kamps

NorthPointe Christian School

Grand Rapids

Nicholas

Carey

Ypsilanti High School

Ypsilanti

Oscar

Chapa

Western International High School

Detroit

Paul

Dowling

Huron High School

Ann Arbor

Rachel

Lloyd

Macomb Christian School

Fraser

Rachel

Amey

Utica High School

Shelby Township

Samerah

Saad

Crestwood High School

Dearborn Heights

Samia

Mazumder

Grand Blanc High School

Grand Blanc

Sharfaa

Chowdhury

Fitzgerald Senior High School

Warren

Sharnell

James

Ottawa Hills High School

Grand Rapids

Sharvil

Patel

Clarkston High School

Clarkston

Sovoya

Davis

Pontiac Academy for Excellence - High School

Pontiac

Stephen

Jakubowski

Catholic Central High School

Grand Rapids

Susan

Hoffman

East Grand Rapids High School

Grand Rapids

Syed

Nadim

Hamtramck High School

Hamtramck

Talesha

Wright

Voyageur Consortium High School

Detroit

Tessa

Belanger

Rudolf Steiner of Ann Arbor

Superior Township

Tommy

Truong

Rogers High School

Wyoming

Tyonna

Fahl

Laker High School

Bay Port

About 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 more than $90 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 Corporation

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.  Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings.  Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company.  Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

SOURCE Comcast

For further information: Randy Jones, 248-318-3029, randy_jones@cable.comcast.com, or Rob Ponto, 734-260-8188, rob_ponto@cable.comcast.com

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