Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program Recognizes Students’ Achievements Both in and Out of the Classroom
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 5, 2017) – Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $18,000 in scholarships for the 2017-18 school year to 18 Middle Tennessee students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, recognizes the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.
“We are pleased to recognize this year’s Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners and their commitment to academic excellence and community service,” said Doug Guthrie, Comcast Regional Senior Vice President. “Today, we celebrate their achievements and we support them as they continue their educational journeys.”
Comcast, joined by local community partners and elected officials, recognized the students at a special event held at the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday, June 4. The 18 recipients each received $1,000 scholarships.
The 2017-18 Middle Tennessee scholarship recipients are listed below:
Anaeya Kelley, McGavock High School
Kolby Gregory, Goodpasture High School
Holly Bowman, Middle Tennessee Christian School
Abigail Gleason, Franklin High School
Grace Garrett, Christ Presbyterian Academy
Stephen Warner, Mt. Juliet High School
Kailynn Gaines, Lighthouse Christian School
Jamie Kendrick, Franklin Road Academy
Megan Uhls, Blackman High School
Chandler Lampe, White House Heritage School
Jessica Owen, Donelson Christian Academy
Olivia Zietz, Oakland High School
Grace Terlecki, Dickson High School
Safa Figal, Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School
Zane Coggin, Brentwood High School
Khairunisa Hardin, John Overton High School
Rachel Tidwell, Middle College High School
David Price, Centennial High School
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students who strive to achieve their full 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.
This year, the program will award more than $2 million in scholarships to more than 2,000 students across the country to help them pursue higher education. Visit here to learn more.