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Action News 5 received this press release from Comcast:
COMCAST RECOGNIZES LEADERS AND ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Comcast Memphis recognizes 40 Mid-South area students for their academic achievement and community service.
MEMPHIS, TN, July 20, 2010 – The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, will recognize the Comcast of Memphis system 2010 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship at a luncheon Thursday, July 22 at the Racquet Club of Memphis, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
“Each year, we are excited to provide scholarships for these talented students,” said Trevor Yant, Vice President and General Manager of Comcast Memphis. “Comcast seeks students who demonstrate leadership abilities in school activities and who reflect a strong commitment to community service.
“We are proud to present these students with the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship,” stated Otha Brandon, Director of Government Affairs of Comcast Memphis. “This scholarship is in recognition of their hard work and commitment to their communities.”
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides one-time $1000 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 in 2001, the program has recognized more than 13,000 students around the country – and given away more than $13.4 million in scholarship grants. Over the four years that Comcast has provided service to the Mid-South, 119 area students have received scholarships amounting to a total of $119,000 in grants.
The Arkansas recipients are:
Shaquita Nicole Banks, Earle High School; Darrious Duffin, Marion High School; Camden Reid Harrell, West Memphis Senior High School and Braden Rives Henderson, West Memphis Christian High School.
The Mississippi recipients are:
Roger Allen Mason, Lewisburg High School; Jeremy LaNeal Dillard, Potts Camp High School; Shivanshu Malhotra, Desoto Central High School; Brittany (“BB”) Bynum, Olive Branch High School; Zachary Christian Pu’uwai Ola’a Morgan, Horn Lake High School; Cayce Morgan Brasel, Center Hill High School; Amber Stevenson, Southern Baptist Educational Center (SBEC)
The Tennessee recipients are:
William E. Todd, III, Collierville High School; Abigail Espy, Evangelical Christian High School (ECS); Kortnea LeChristen Young, Covington High School; Kyndal Hayes, Briarcrest Christian High School; Anderson John Heinz, Germantown High School; Kaitlin Ring, Houston High School; Andre Cavell Bowen, Grizzlies Academy; Kristin Amber Burnett, Central High School; John Joseph Cerrito, Christian Brothers High School (CBHS); Nora Chen, Lausanne Collegiate School; Allyson B. Haag, St. Agnes Academy; Michael Hogan, St. Benedict High School; Menachem Mendel Lazaros, Cooper Yeshiva High School for Boys; Heather Liu, White Station High School; Jamissia Morniece Macklin, Hillcrest High School; Caroline McCool, St. Mary’s Episcopal School; Katherine Frances Murrah, Immaculate Conception High School; Ravyn D. Patton, Southwind High School; Ashley Nicole Ragland, Harding Academy; Bradley Ringel, Memphis University School (MUS); Cameron T. Ross, Kirby High School; Ann Caldwell Thompson, Hutchison High School; Aminah deVere Williams, Memphis Catholic High School; Jasmine Nicole Williams, Melrose High School; Kristy Sharee Williford, George Washington Carver High School; Diamond Elizabeth Young, Cordova High School; Steven D. Williams, Rossville Christian Academy; Paul James Collie, Fayette Academy; Quantaria Waller, Fayette Ware High School.
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’s focus areas are volunteerism, literacy, and youth leadership development. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $77 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/inthecommunity.