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Comcast Awards $75,000 In Scholarships To 66 Virginia High School Seniors

Comcast Awards $75,000 In Scholarships To 66 Virginia High School Seniors

Annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program Recognizes Students' Leadership Skills, Academic Achievement and Commitment to Community Service

RICHMOND, Va., May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast today announced that is has awarded $75,000 in scholarships for the 2016-17 school year to 66 Virginia high school students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers(® )Scholarship Program. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, recognizes 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.

"As leaders in their schools and communities, these students represent the best our Commonwealth has to offer," said Governor Terry McAuliffe. "Thanks to partners like Comcast, we can help ensure that these young people have a bright future and that they are well prepared to become the next generation of exceptional leaders."

Comcast, joined by Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia Karen R. Jackson and school administrators, recognized the students at a special event held Wednesday, May 25, at the Virginia State Capitol. Sixty-five recipients of the 2016 Virginia Leaders and Achievers(® )scholarships received $1,000 scholarships. Tianna Jordan, a senior at Charlottesville High School 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 $75,000 awarded this year to Virginia high school students.

"I am highly impressed by these outstanding students," said Jackson. "Not only are they committed to academic excellence, but also to ensuring their communities prosper. It is inspiring to witness their commitment and drive and I wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors."

"We are honored to recognize the accomplishments of these Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners. They demonstrate leadership in school activities and share a strong commitment to community service," said Mary McLaughlin, Senior Vice President of Comcast's Beltway Region. "We are excited to support them as they prepare for the next chapter in their educational careers."

Comcast's Leaders and Achievers(®) Scholarship Program gives 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 more than $25 million to nearly 25,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers(®) Scholarship Program.

2016 Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Recipients from Virginia

Albemarle County
Kai Millner of Albemarle High School
William Livermon of Western Albemarle High School

Nicole Gray of St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School

Jose Alvarenga of Arlington Mill High School Continuation Program
Hajira Aslam of Wakefield High School
Marisa Sydnor of Washington-Lee High School

Augusta County
Kaitlyn Bahrs of Riverheads High School in Staunton

Tianna Jordan of Charlottesville High School

Chesterfield County
Fred Shuford of Cosby High School in Midlothian
Jaylon Brooks of James River High School in Midlothian
Jonas Kee of L.C. Bird High School
Hope Parker of Manchester High School in Midlothian
Jasmine Hires of Matoaca High School
Ruth Flores of Meadowbrook High School
Francesca Urcia of Midlothian High School
Kaylea Armstrong of Monacan High School
Rebecca Hall of Thomas Dale High School in Chester

Trystan Wiggins of Galileo Magnet High School
Lily Hungarland of George Washington High School

Dinwiddie County
Jasmine Pope of Dinwiddie High School

Tiffany Posey of Greensville County High School

Fairfax County
Madeleine Cochrane of South Lakes High School in Reston

Frederick County
Cana Curtis of Sherando High School in Stephens City

Hanover County
Evan Day of Hanover High School in Mechanicsville

Kayla Leaman of Harrisonburg High School

Henrico County
Lindsey Shavers of Henrico High School
Julia McKinnon of Highland Springs High School
Annemarie Beran of John Randolph Tucker High School
Bailee Hancock of Varina High School

Jamarian Easter of Hopewell High School

King William County
Destiny Coleman of King William High School

Loudoun County
Kyle Enriquez of Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn

Olivia Stuckey of Brookville High School
Annie Eick of Central Virginia Governor's School for Science and Technology

Mary Cuccinelli of Seton School

Manassas Park
Katherine Gaouette of Manassas Park High School

Erin Perry of Appomattox Regional Governor's School
Jasmine Fobbs of Petersburg Public High School

Pittsylvania County
Humza Qazi of Chatham High School

Powhatan County
Stephanie Washburn of Powhatan High School

Prince George County
Marcey Jiles of Prince George High School

Prince William County
Steven Tian of Battlefield High School in Haymarket
Samantha O'Connor of Potomac Senior High School in Dumfries
Jaelyn Demory of Woodbridge Senior High School

Kahlil Newsome of Armstrong High School
Monique Ross of Franklin Military Academy
Derrick Wang of Maggie L. Walker Governor's School
Kourtney Bugg of Open High School
Keaja Jefferson of Richmond Community High School
Samantha Conway of St. Catherines School
Colin Knight of St. Christopher's School
Emma Farmer of St. Gertrude High School
Ahmed Woodson of Thomas Jefferson High School
Precious Smith of Victory Christian Academy

Rockingham County
Michelle De La Cruz of Turner Ashby High School in Bridgewater

Brittany Owens of Salem High School

Smyth County
Daisy Sturgill of Marion Senior High School

Kathryn Cardenas of North Stafford High School

Sussex County
Brittany Chambliss of Sussex Central High School

Washington County
Emily Stinson of Abingdon High School
Margaret Melton of John S. Battle High School in Bristol
Sam Caudill of Patrick Henry High School in Glade Spring

Danna Gallego-Garcia of Waynesboro High School

Habebah Mounib of John Handley High School
Lauren Brocious of Millbrook High School

Wise County
Ethan Elkins of Central High School in Norton

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The Comcast Leaders and Achievers(®) Scholarship Program is one of the many ways that Comcast gives back to the communities we serve. Click here to learn more.

About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports 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.

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--expanding digital literacy, promoting service, and building tomorrow's leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $176 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at

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