Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program Recognizes Students’ Achievements Both in and Out of the Classroom
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (June 7, 2017) – Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $21,000 in scholarships for the 2017-18 school year to 21 West 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 Memphis Botanic Garden on Wednesday, June 7. The recipients each received $1,000 scholarships.
The 2017-18 West Tennessee scholarship recipients are listed below:
Michele Becton, St. Mary’s Episcopal School
Leah Bennett, Southwind High School
Andrew Crowell, Evangelical Christian School (ECS)
Shariah Edwards, Power Center Academy HS
Dariona Gooden , KIPP Memphis Collegiate High School
Emmanuel Gumban, Bolton High School
Sara Henderson, Germantown High School
Gabrielle Hunter, Southaven High School
Jonathan Kampf, Cooper Yeshiva High School for Boys
Anisa Lacey, Immaculate Conception High School
Zariah Nolan, Whitehaven High School
Rena Osdoba, Goldie Margolin High School for Girls
Grishma Patel, DeSoto Central High School
Kylee Richard, The Soulsville Charter School
William Schneider, Memphis University School (MUS)
Christopher Scott, Mitchell High School
Alexis Seward, St. Agnes Academy
Jalen Washington, White Station High School
Jada Watson, Raleigh Egypt High School
Katilyn White, Craigmont High School
Noah Wright, City University School of Liberal Arts
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.