MEMPHIS, Tenn. (June 24, 2015) – Yesterday, Comcast recognized the 2015-16 Memphis area recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. Comcast honored 28 Memphis area students at the Memphis Pink Palace, with a special reception and luncheon for the scholarship winners and their families. Mississippi State Representative Pat Nelson, Shelby County Schools Vice Chairman Kevin Woods and school officials kicked-off the event.
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. The program also demonstrates the importance of civic involvement, and the value placed on civic involvement by the business community.
“Our Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners embody academic excellence and community service,” said Doug Guthrie, Regional SVP for Comcast. “We are honored to recognize these students, and look forward to supporting them in their educational endeavors.”
In total, Comcast has given 72 scholarships statewide this year.
The 2015-16 Memphis area recipients are listed below.
Tatianna Hadder – Earle High School
Karlie Hughes – Northpoint Christian School
Elizabeth Pereyra – Bolton High School
Nikkia Dugas- Bartlett High School
Cody Massengill – Brighton High School
Carly Knight – Evangelical Christian School (ECS)
Dana Winfrey – Covington High School
Anna Pacer – Briarcrest Christian High School
Kayla Harper – Middle College High School
Curtis Everhart – City University School of Liberal Arts
Megan Wilson – St. Agnes Academy
Jack Gray -Memphis University School
Ramon Gutierrez – Hillcrest High School
Renae Spears – Kirby High School
Margaret McAtee – St. Mary’s Episcopal School
Larry Rounds – Mitchell High School
Henry Atkinson – Christian Brothers High School (CBHS)
Jeremy Leake – White Station High School
Sabrina Davis – Whitehaven High School
Owen Alexander – Southwind High School
Jayla Woodard – Overton High School
Aaron Kirshtein – Cooper Yeshiva High School for Boys
Ivy Arnold – Memphis Central High School
Selena Foster – Immaculate Conception High School
Briuanna Douglas – Raleigh Egypt High School
Jada Cooke – Wooddale High School
Jakayla Hickson – The Soulsville Charter School
Seiko Hines – Carver High School
Comcast has awarded more than $22.8 million to nearly 23,000 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners. Connect with the scholarship winners at www.facebook.com/ComcastLeadersandAchievers. Explore and “like” Comcast in the community at www.facebook.com/WePowerDreams.