Com­cast awards schol­ar­ships to lo­cal high school se­niors

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The Com­cast Foun­da­tion awarded seven Charles County high school se­niors with schol­ar­ships at its an­nual Lead­ers and Achiev­ers Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram awards ear­lier this month. The pro­gram 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, a re­lease states. 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.

Jas­mine An­drade of West­lake High School in Wal­dorf; Daniel Cam­pos of Mau­rice J. McDonough High School in Pom­fret; MacKaiya Cherry of Henry E. Lackey High School in In­dian Head; Caro­line Dinh of La Plata High School; Aniya Mun­son of Thomas Stone High School in Wal­dorf; Monique Reid of North Point High School for Sci­ence, Tech­nol­ogy & In­dus­try in Wal­dorf; and Josef-Michal Ross of St. Charles High School in Wal­dorf re­ceived schol­ar­ships.

Com­cast, joined by Mary­land Lt. Gover­nor Boyd K. Ruther­ford; Mary­land House Speaker, Michael E. Busch; and other lo­cal elected of­fi­cials and school ad­min­is­tra­tors, rec­og­nized the stu­dents at an event held March 23 at Mary­land Hall for the Cre­ative Arts in An­napo­lis. One hun­dred and nine re­cip­i­ents of the 2016 Mary­land Lead­ers and Achiev­ers schol­ar­ships re­ceived $1,000. Stephon Moody, a se­nior at Bal­ti­more Re­nais­sance Academy 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 $119,000 awarded this year to Mary­land high school stu­dents.

To date, Com­cast has awarded more than $25 mil­lion to nearly 25,000 Lead­ers and Achiev­ers Schol­ar­ship win­ners.

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