Comcast NBCUniversal recently awarded $9,000 to nine 2017-18 Central Arkansas graduating high school seniors 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.”
Arkansas State Representatives Fred Love, Douglas House, and City of Little Rock Vice-Mayor, Kathy Webb joined Comcast executives, City of Little Rock Council members, City of North Little Rock Council members and school officials to recognize the local honorees at Comcast of Arkansas.
Special guest speaker Kevin Kelly, Anchor for Fox 16 News, encouraged the young leaders to continue to make positive change happen and to remember that their attitude will determine their altitude.
“Congratulations to you on all that you have achieved thus far.” said, Evangeline Parker-Guest, Comcast External Affairs Manager. “I believe that the best is yet to come.”
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.