Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Comcast Recognize Local Students with Scholarship Support
(LITTLE ROCK, AR) April 14, 2015 – Comcast today announced eleven 2015-16 Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship recipients, awarding $11,000 to Central Arkansas area high school seniors. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson joined Comcast executives and school officials this morning to recognize local honorees at the State Capitol in the Governor’s Conference Room.
Comcast and the Governor presented awards to the following honorees:
- Rebecca Aguilera, Maumelle High School, attending Berkeley College, majoring in Marketing
- Rachel Basham, Central Arkansas Christian Schools, attending Harding University, majoring in Nursing
- Deasia Canada, Parkview Arts/Science Magnet High School, attending Texas Southern University, majoring in Dentistry
- Katherine Divino, Mount Saint Mary Academy, attending Saint Louis University, majoring in Biology
- Aysha Dixon, Hall High School, attending Arkansas Tech University, majoring in Biology
- Nimit Gandhi, Little Rock Central High School, attending Duke University, majoring in Mathematics
- Briyana Isaac, North Pulaski High School, attending University of Arkansas at Little Rock, majoring in Dance
- Daphne Jackson, McClellan Magnet High School, attending University of Arkansas at Little Rock, majoring in Psychology
- Willie Johnson, Joe T. Robinson High School, attending Southern Arkansas University, majoring in Music Performance and Management
- Glynnis Pleasant, JA Fair High School, attending Jackson State University, majoring in Communications
- Jonah Rodgers, Jacksonville Sr. High School, attending Duke University, majoring in Nursing
“These students represent our next generation of leaders, and it is an honor to recognize them for their academic achievement and community service through the Comcast Leaders and Achievers program,” said Governor Hutchinson. “They have positioned themselves for a bright future, and I wish them well as they pursue a college degree.”
“It is an honor to recognize these students who have earned significant achievements, both inside and outside the classroom,” said Andy Macke, vice president of government affairs at Comcast. “The Comcast Leaders and Achievers program demonstrates the importance Comcast places on civic involvement and giving back to others in the communities in which we live and work.”
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.
To date, Comcast has awarded more than $23.8 million to nearly 23,000 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners throughout the country.