Comcast honors Kent students

Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program awards $95,000 in scholarships to Washington students

Comcast is proud to honor Kent-Meridian High School seniors Alireza Ayaba, Miriame Diawara, Ozioma Nwokike and Sienna Fatuesi for being among 37 high school seniors throughout Washington state to be a part of our annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. The award, funded by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, is a one-time, $2,500 scholarship awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their outstanding community service, academic performance, and leadership skills.

“Our Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners are exceptional students who have demonstrated a commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity, and leadership,” said Comcast Washington Senior Vice President Amy Lynch. “We are honored to recognize their achievements and excited to support them as they continue their educational journeys.”

To help build the leaders of tomorrow, Comcast NBCUniversal provides $2 million in college scholarships each year to high school seniors throughout the U.S.

Comcast is awarding $95,000 in scholarships to the following Washington students for the 2019-20 school year:

  • Catalina Sanchez, Bremerton High School, Bremerton
  • Walker Becker, W F West, Chehalis
  • Hafsa Khan, Cedarcrest High School, Duvall
  • Brooke Benson, Cedarcrest High School, Duvall
  • Annie Seo, Decatur High School, Federal Way
  • Casey Alexander, Ferndale High School, Ferndale
  • Keely Nash, Granite Falls High School, Granite Falls
  • Alireza Ayaba, Kent-Meridian High School, Kent
  • Miriame Diawara, Kent-Meridian, Kent
  • Ozioma Nwokike, Kent-Meridian High School, Kent
  • Sienna Fatuesi, Kent-Meridian High School, Kent
  • Kobey K Sage Chew, Juanita High, Kirkland
  • Jasmin Fuentes, North Thurston High School, Lacey
  • Jack Harrison, North Thurston High School, Lacey
  • Matthew Jenkins, River Ridge, Lacey
  • Autumn Perkins, Marysville Getchell High School, Marysville
  • Claire Matthewson, Marysville Getchell High School, Marysville
  • Tina Do, Marysville Getchell High School, Marysville
  • Hannah Cook, Willapa Valley High School, Menlo
  • Song Vo, Kamiak High School, Mukilteo
  • Petra Mcdonnell-Ingoglia, Olympia High School, Olympia
  • Franchesca Silva, Orting High School, Orting
  • Aidan Mckee, Emerald Ridge High School, Puyallup
  • Joanna Atkins, Gov John R Rogers, Puyallup
  • Kolin Koski, Raymond HIgh School, Raymond
  • Angel Corpuz, Cleveland High School, Seattle
  • Mikayla King, Holy Names Academy, Seattle
  • Nazrawit Dessie, University Prep, Seattle
  • Abigail Currah, Shorecrest High School, Shoreline
  • Hana Bezabeh, Shorecrest High School, Shoreline
  • Sophia Amrine, Snohomish High School, Snohomish
  • Logan Hamilton, Mead Senior High, Spokane
  • Peyton Gomez, Covenant High School, Tacoma
  • Logan Kitselman, Tacoma Baptist Schools, Tacoma
  • Amaya Dickerson, Stadium High School, Tacoma
  • Julia Maher, Bellarmine Preparatory School, Tacoma
  • Emma Tucker, Ocosta High School, Westport

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. To date, more than $30 million has been awarded to nearly 28,000 students nationwide through the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.

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. Recipients may also be eligible for scholarships at higher levels, such as the Gustave G. Amsterdam Leadership Award and the Comcast Founders Scholarship, awarded locally from the eligible pool of Leaders and Achievers winners.

To learn more about Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program, visit: apply.scholarsapply.org/leadersandachievers/information.php

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