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Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $49,000 In Scholarships To 40 New Hampshire High School Seniors

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $49,000 In Scholarships To 40 New Hampshire High School Seniors

Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program Recognizes Students' Achievements Both in and Out of the Classroom

CONCORD, N.H., May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded $49,000 in scholarships for the 2016-17 school year to 40 New Hampshire 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 $25 million has been awarded to nearly 25,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers Program.

Governor Maggie Hassan and Comcast recognized the students at a special event held at the State House today. Thirty nine Leaders and Achievers recipients received $1,000 scholarships and one lucky student was awarded a $10,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship - instituted in honor of Ralph J. Roberts, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Comcast Corporation.

"I am proud to congratulate this year's scholarship recipients, whose talent and hard work demonstrates why New Hampshire is well positioned to lead the country in the 21st century innovation economy," Governor Hassan said. "These students have set an example for their peers in the classroom and through their service to their communities and their state. I thank Comcast for their continued investment in building a brighter future for our young people and for the entire Granite State, as well as all of today's scholarship recipients for their dedication to preparing for their futures."

"Our Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners exemplify leadership and are committed to academic excellence and community service," said Tracy Pitcher, Senior Vice President of Comcast's Greater Boston Region, which includes New Hampshire. "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.

To learn more, please visit the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Facebook page.

A list of the scholarship recipients in New Hampshire is detailed below.

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. 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 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 primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities--expanding digital literacy, promoting service, and building tomorrow's leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $176 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at

2016 New Hampshire Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Recipients

Name High School Hometown

Julia Balukonis Alvirne High School Hudson, NH

Alaina Bandanza Stevens High School Claremont, NH

Alana Barretto Souhegan High School Amherst, NH

Kathryn Blais Pelham High School Pelham, NH

Matthew Boggio Hinsdale High School Hinsdale, NH

Kristen Casselberry St. Thomas Acquinas High School Dover, NH

Camille Clifford Dover Senior High School Dover, NH

Beecher Clifton-Waite Conval Regional High School Temple, NH

Joseph Costa Derryfield School Pelham, NH

Abigail Desrochers Manchester West High School Manchester, NH

Hannah DesRoches Tri-City Christian Academy Farmington, NH

Kathryn Farrell Windham High School Windham, NH

James Flynn Salem High School Salem, NH

Elizabeth Franson Franklin High School Franklin, NH

Nishanth Ganeshbabu Nashua High School South Nashua, NH

Emily Gibson Oyster River High School Lee, NH

Bryant Goodenough Marshwood High School Eliot, ME

Ethan Hagstrom Bedford High School Bedford, NH

Emily Haselton Merrimack Valley High School Salisbury, NH

Zoe Honigberg Concord High School Concord, NH

Shannon Hull Milford High School Milford, NH

Benjamin Jones Mascoma Valley Regional High
School Enfield, NH

Helene Kenney Exeter High School Exeter, NH

Marie Laplante Bishop Guertin High School Nashua, NH

Carol Lipshultz Belmont High School Canterbury, NH

Tyler Maheu Tyler Middle High School Newport, NH

Emma Marcou Monadnock Regional High School Fitzwilliam, NH

Patricia McCrone Portsmouth Christian Academy Durham, NH

Erin McKenney Londonderry Senior High School Londonderry, NH

Owen Molind Bow High School Bow, NH

Lauren Moseley Newmarket Junior/Senior High
School Newmarket, NH

Rebecca Olsen Bishop Brady High School Goffstown, NH

Brenna Peterson Lebanon High School West Lebanon, NH

Elizabeth Peterson Holy Family Academy Bedford, NH

Catherine Racicot Cocheco Arts and Technology
Academy Newmarket, NH

Will Sheppard Trinity High School Manchester, NH

Allison Smith Newfound Regional High School Hebron, NH

Brielle Sufat Manchester Memorial High School Manchester, NH

Jessica Tsang Manchester Central High School Hooksett, NH

Ashley Warren Timberlane Regional High School Sandown, NH

Victoria Webb Raymond High School Raymond, NH

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New Series "Jack of All Tastes" Visits Top Restaurants In Nashville And Charlotte With NFL Players From Tennessee Titans & Carolina Panthers

New Series "Jack of All Tastes" Visits Top Restaurants In Nashville And Charlotte With NFL Players From Tennessee Titans & Carolina Panthers

-- New Original Series from Dolphin Digital Media & Accord Productions Features Top NFL Players, TV Personality Jackie Long and Succulent Meals in Six Cities--

MIAMI, May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dolphin Digital Media and Accord Productions announced today that principal photography of the first two episodes of the new series "Jack of All Tastes" has successfully wrapped in Nashville, TN, and Charlotte, NC. Nashville and Charlotte are two of six cities to be featured in this original reality series that showcases NFL players dining and dishing in their favorite local restaurants with host Jackie Long, wife of NFL star Jake Long.

Co-produced by Dolphin Digital Media and Accord Productions, each 30-minute episode will highlight three different NFL players on-location at three different hotspot eateries in each city. The six cities to be featured in this first season are Nashville, Charlotte, Miami, Atlanta, New York City and New Orleans. Throughout each episode, Jackie Long will engage in lively discussions with her famous guests and get the inside scoop from the executive chefs on the secrets to their signature dishes.

"'Jack of All Tastes' is a very exciting series as it crosses multiple genres including food, reality, celebrity and professional sports," said Bill O'Dowd, CEO, Dolphin Digital Media. "Jackie Long is the perfect host for this fun, unscripted show as she's incredibly personable, she's a diehard foodie, she loves sports and she's fearless when it comes to trying the favorite dishes of these NFL stars. Viewers are going to love watching Jackie travel across America to discover hidden gems with some of their favorite professional football players."

In Nashville, star Tennessee Titans players Taylor Lewan, Anthony Fasano and Steve Hutchinson took Jackie to their favorite dining hotspots. Offensive tackle Taylor Lewan, an All-Rookie selection out of Michigan, dined with Jackie at The Southern in Nashville's burgeoning SoBro district. Anthony Fasano, a star tight end out of Notre Dame, took Jackie to Le Sel in Nashville's music row. Steve Hutchinson, a recently retired seven-time Pro Bowler, and his wife Landyn, renowned for her "Living with Landyn" lifestyle blog, introduced Jackie to 404 Kitchen in the Gulch neighborhood of Nashville. Following each meal, the executive chefs at each restaurant -- Matt Farley (The Southern), Jason Brumm (Le Sel) and Matt Bolus (404 Kitchen) - gave Jackie a tour of the kitchen to get the inside scoop on how these athletes' favorite dishes were prepared.

In Charlotte, Carolina Panthers players Ryan Kalil, Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis also shared their favorite meals with Jackie. Center Ryan Kalil, a five-time Pro Bowler and USC graduate, dined with Jackie at Mortimer's Café & Pub, which has been an Uptown Charlotte staple since opening its doors in 2010. Linebacker Luke Kuechly, a three-time Pro Bowler out of Boston College, took Jackie to the Cowbell Burger & Whiskey Bar, known locally as the purveyor of gourmet burgers for the Uptown Charlotte restaurant scene. Fellow linebacker Thomas Davis, a Pro Bowler from the University of Georgia, and his wife Kelly, introduced Jackie to Lola's on Brevard where they dined over some delicious Southern fare.

Following each meal in Charlotte, the owners of the three restaurants -- Brandon Viebrock (Mortimer's and Cowbell) and Bruce Stewart (Lola's) - introduced Jackie to the executive chefs for a tour of the kitchen and insights into the meal preparations.

"What I love most about what we are doing on 'Jack of All Tastes,' besides eating all of the delicious food, is showing a different and more casual side of these elite athletes," said host Jackie Long. "They are all interesting and relatable people, and we get to see them in real life situations over a shared meal, which is a lot of fun. All of our athletes bring something fascinating to the table, literally!"

Fans can follow Jackie's culinary adventures on Instagram at @jackofalltastes.

About Dolphin Digital Media:
Dolphin Digital Media has been a pioneer in the digital entertainment space since 2010, delivering premium original content to more than 500 million homes in 125 countries. Dolphin Digital Media recently produced the popular "South Beach" series on Hulu, and has also produced multiple Streamy-Award nominated projects including "Aim High" starring Jackson Rathbone and Aimee Teegarden (AOL) and "Cybergeddon" from Anthony E. Zuiker starring Missy Peregrym and Olivier Martinez (Yahoo). Dolphin Digital Media recently completed its acquisition of Dolphin Films, previously a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dolphin Entertainment. Dolphin Films' inaugural film is Max Steel, a live action, teen superhero origin story based on the world-renowned Mattel franchise.

About Accord Productions:
Established in 1988, Miami-based Accord Productions is a top video production company specializing in all aspects of pre-production, production and post-production. Accord has deep experience in independent movies, Reality TV, documentaries, training, social media, PSA's, multi-camera live coverage for sports, concerts and fundraising events.

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