Comcast awards scholarships to local high school seniors
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.