Comcast Names 87 Leaders And Achievers Scholarship Recipients In Washington

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Lynnwood, Washington – The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, has Leaders and Achievers logoawarded scholarships to 87 students throughout Washington through the annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program.

“We’re thrilled to award scholarships to the best and brightest High School seniors in the communities we serve,” said Charisse Lille, vice president, community investment of Comcast Corp. and executive president of the Comcast Foundation. “Comcast is proud to play a role in the development of our nation’s future leaders and we hope these scholarships will help power their dreams along the way.”

“These young people worked hard and have a track record of leadership and commitment to help their communities. We’re proud to honor their effort by helping to fulfill their dreams of education,” said Len Rozek, senior vice president of Comcast’s Washington market.

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program provides one-time $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 be prepared for the future, to engage youth in their communities, and to demonstrate the importance of civic involvement, and the value placed on civic involvement by the business community
Since the program’s inception there have been over 13,300 scholarship winners totaling more than $13.4 million. Here are a list of winners for 2010:
Andrew Smith, Arlington High School

Allyna Murray, Thomas Jefferson High School
Stefanie Range, Auburn Riverside Senior High School
Brady Shepherd, Auburn Mountainview High School
Rebekah Soltis, Seattle Christian Schools

Katherine Ngo, Sammamish High School

Meredith Morrow-Okon, Squalicum High School
Samara Sytsma, Meridian High School

Christina Swearinger, Blaine High School

Bonney Lake
Kent Wilson, Bonney Lake High School

Johannah Parrish, Bishop Blanchet High School

William Buhl, Olympic High School
Nathaniel Pope, Klahowya Secondary School

Laura Venemon, White River High School

Sonia De Los Rios, Burlington-Edison High

Yasaman Azodi, Kentwood Senior High School

Evan Abdalla, Cedar Park Christian School System

Lauren Redman, Enumclaw High School

Gerald Cloud, Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy High School
Vanessa Garcia, Everett High School
Erin Parks, Cascade High School
Anupreet Sidhu, Mariner High School

Danielle Way, Nooksack Valley High

Federal Way
Matthew Turner, Decatur High School
Joseph Weems, Federal Way High School

Erin Weisenhorn, Ferndale High School

Gig Harbor
Susan Glenn, Gig Harbor High School

Gold Bar
Elizabeth Monroe, Sultan High School

Amanda Hodges, Bethel High School

Granite Falls
Chelaina Crews, Granite Falls High School

Nicole Arend, Issaquah High School
Allison Bolgiano, Liberty High School

Jessica Gutierrez, BEST High School
Amanda Ly, Juanita High School

Lake Forest Park
Samantha Gwazdauskas, Shorecrest High School

Lake Stevens
Nathaniel Lugg, Grace Academy

Kelly Hewitt, Lakes High School

Liberty Lake
Ande Seines, Central Valley High School

Cristina Bratt, Lynden Christian High School
Dusty Duncan, Lynden High School

Kyla Caddey, Lynnwood High School
Magali Sanchez, Edmonds-Woodway High School

Arnold Rosario, Lakewood High School

Matthew Lee, Bellevue High School

Mill Creek
Max Ozuna, Henry M. Jackson High School

Chad Porter, Montesano Junior-Senior High

Mount Vernon
Michael Acode, Mount Vernon High School
Sarah Moore, Mount Vernon Christian School

Mountlake Terrace
Logan Gregg, Mountlake Terrace High School

Oak Harbor
Adam Smith, Oak Harbor High School

Matthew Eveleth, North Thurston High School
Teasha Feldman-Fitzthum, Olympia High School

Dillon Pruett, Governor John R. Rogers High School
Saleh Shaar, Emerald Ridge High School

Connor Knapp, Redmond High School

Marina Amirkhanova, Kentridge Senior High School
Tamthy Le, Renton High School
Talwinder Singh, Charles A. Lindbergh High School
Greg Wilson, Chief Sealth High School

Sandra Campos, Global Connections High School at Tyee Educational Center

Lisa Le, Foster High School

Elisabeth Tissell, North Sound Christian School
Marie Angeles, Franklin High School
Mika Aoyama, Roosevelt High School
Mahlet Assefa, Health and Human Services High School
Elizabeth Beem, Nathan Hale High School
Celia Gurney, Garfield High School
Anna Kelsey, Ballard High School
Jonas Nocom, Technology, Engineering, and Communication High School
Masyih Ford, Stadium High School

Wuen Ong, Shorewood High School

Ashley Bandara, King’s School

Justin Miller, Snohomish High School

Mitchell Andrews, John R. Rogers High School
Sabina Noll, Lewis And Clark High School
Justin Patterson, Shadle Park High School

Spokane Valley
Ashley Bueckers, West Valley High School

Amanda Humphrey, Graham-Kapowsin High School
Chelsey Armstrong, Franklin Pierce High School
Marissa Manza, Bellarmine Preparatory
Wendy Martinez, Mount Tahoma High School
Nathaniel Shelden, Covenant High School
Brianna Sherwood, Wilson High School

Jena Graham, Tumwater High School

University Place
Obert Xu, Curtis Senior High School

David Hoogkamer, Winlock High School

James Pulse, Woodinville High School

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 primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation’s focus areas are volunteerism, literacy, and youth leadership development. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $64 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/inthecommunity.

About Comcast in Washington
Comcast has 3,000 employees who serve more than 1.1 million customers in Washington.

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