Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program Recognizes Students’ Achievements Both in and Out of the Classroom
KNOXVILLE, TENN., June 25, 2018 – Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $24,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 school year to 24 East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. Since 2001, more than $28 million has been awarded to nearly 27,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers Program.
“Our Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners are exceptional students who are committed to academic excellence and community service,” said Comcast Regional SVP, Doug Guthrie. “We are honored to recognize their achievements and excited to support them as they continue their educational journeys.”
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. Visit here to learn more.
East Tennessee Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Winners
- Kinsley Wykle (South Greene High School)
- Molly James (Seymour High School)
- Emily Kennison (Morristown Hamblen High School East)
- Tyler Raper (Sevier County High School)
- Hope Disney (Clinton High School)
- Macy Hayes (Berean Christian School)
- Jennings King (Roane County High School)
- Jessica Cline (Bearden High School)
- Sarah Dotson (Central High School) – Virginia
- Thomas Sexton (Anderson County High School)
- Noah Smith (Campbell County High School)
- Rebecca Birdwell (Maryville High School)
- Ruth Hammond (Oak Ridge High School)
- Erin Perry (Greeneville High School)
- Lexi Bales (Gatlinburg-Pittman High School)
- Mary Whaley (David Crockett High School)
- Chase Bristow (Christian Academy of Knoxville)
- Jacqueline Zuraf (Knoxville Catholic High School)
- Benjamin Gibbons (West High School)
- Caroline Koscak (Providence Academy)
- Nolan Bledsoe (Daniel Boone High School)
- Ashlyn Jones (Coeburn High School) – Virginia
- Reg’Onte Jones (Fulton High School)
- Garrett Byrd (Oneida High School)
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit https://comca.st/2trqu30 for more information.
About the Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation’s primary mission is to empower communities to thrive by providing access to technology, relevant digital skills and training, and inspiring volunteerism, service and leadership. The Foundation invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on the communities we serve. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated $220 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about how Comcast supports the communities it serves available at https://comca.st/2tqkc3O.