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Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $105,000 In Scholarships To 96 Massachusetts High School Seniors

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $105,000 In Scholarships To 96 Massachusetts High School Seniors

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

BOSTON, May 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded $105,000 in scholarships for the 2016-17 school year to 96 Massachusetts 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.

"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. "We are honored to recognize their achievements, and excited to support them as they continue their educational journeys."

Comcast recognized the students at a special event held at the State House today. Ninety five Massachusetts 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.

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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Recipients

Name Hometown High School

Andrews Sherborn MA Dover-Sherborn Regional High School


Jonathan Arizandieta Chelsea MA Northeast Metro Regional Vocational Technical School

Maria Julia Azevedo Granby MA The Macduffie School

Ibrahim Bah Boston MA Quincy Upper School

Sahana Bail Norwell MA Norwell High School

Kevin Ballen Boston MA Commonwealth High School

Jake Barefoot Upton MA Nipmuc Regional High School

Jennifer Berard Norton MA Norton High School

Julia Boyd Andover MA Phillips Academy

Kyra Bresnahan Peabody MA Peabody Veterans Memorial High School

Sarah Brown Springfield MA Sabis International Charter School

DeAnna Brown Lancaster MA South Lancaster Academy

Jennifer Brown Otter River MA Sizer School

Joseph Bukuras Mansfield MA Mansfield High School

Gabrielle Caceres Sharon MA Brockton High School

Moira Callahan Ipswich MA Ipswich High School

Daniel Carneiro West Wareham MA Old Rochester Regional High School

Niah Luisa Carvalho Brockton MA Prospect Hill Academy Charter School

Natalia Castillo Lawrence MA Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational School

Samantha Chen Lynn MA Pope John XXIII High School

Thomas Cleary Hanover MA Hanover High School

Jennifer Cochand Manchester MA Manchester Essex Regional Middle High School

Haley Cohen Sharon MA Norfolk County Agricultural

Stephanie Colon Holyoke MA Holyoke High School

Edeni Colon Rivera Holyoke MA William J Dean Technical High School

Maritza Coren Boston MA Boston Day and Evening Academy

Sage Couture Lawrence MA Lawrence Performing & Fine Arts High School

Bridget Curley Springfield MA Springfield Renaissance School

Anne Daly Springfield MA Cathedral High School

Meighread Dandeneau Fairhaven MA Greater New Bedford Vocational School

Zurich Deleon Lynn MA Lynn English High School

Kitzia Diaz Ashland MA Ashland High School

Minh Do Boston MA Boston Latin Academy

Kevin Doherty Topsfield MA St. John's Preparatory School

Molly Doncaster Harwich MA Monomoy Regional High School

Kirsten Doyle Raynham MA Bristol-Plymouth Vocational Tech

Ryan Dykas Taunton MA Coyle Cassidy High School

Rebecca Farias Tiverton MA Bishop Connolly High School

Liam Fitzgerald Lexington MA Lexington High School

Robert Fitzgerald Methuen MA Central Catholic High School

Erin Flajnik Arlington MA Arlington High School

Robert Giannelli Wareham MA Upper Cape Cod Vocational Technical School

Alexandra Gumbert Mashpee MA Mashpee High School

Nadia Hasan Gill MA Turners Fall High School

Ashley Hiller New Bedford MA Global Learning Charter Public School

Molly Houghton Edgartown MA Martha's Vineyard Regional High

Natasha Iacoviello Revere MA Revere High School

Alexis Jasmin Chester MA The White Oak School

Adelina Katzounos Lynn MA St. Mary's School

Aaron Keeling East Taunton MA West Bridgewater Junior/Senior High School

Hayen Kim Natick MA Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Savannah LaCure Hudson MA Assabet Valley Regional Tech

Marissa Lee Burlington MA Burlington High School

Amaryllis Lopez Lawrence MA Lawrence Math Science & Technology High School

Patricia Luong Malden MA Malden High School

Andrew Lussier Blackstone MA Blackstone Millville Regional High School

Olivia Marques New Bedford MA New Bedford High School

Norberto Marrero Springfield MA Putnam Vocational Technical High School

Kelsey Martin Monson MA Monson High School

Daniel Massillon Lynn MA Pingree School

Andrea Matellian Upton MA Blackstone Valley Tech High School

Abbey McGrath Attleboro MA Attleboro High School

Ryan McKeever Hanover MA Boston College High School

Brenden McMullen Bolton MA Nashoba Regional High School

Brianna Medina Framingham MA Joseph P Keefe Tech High School

John Myron Berkley MA Somerset Berkley Regional High School

Patrick Norton Melrose MA Malden Catholic High School

Benjamin Novak South Yarmouth MA Sacred Heart High School

Alyssa Nye Marblehead MA Marblehead High School

Brian O'Neill Littleton MA Littleton High School

Arlene Perez Somerville MA Somerville High School

Nathalie Perry Methuen MA Methuen High School

Amani Pierre Dorchester MA New Mission High School

Lauren Pisani Russell MA Gateway Regional High School

Emma Plourde Andover MA Andover High School

Ariel Portorreal Lawrence MA The Governor's Academy

Paxton Reed Osterville MA Cape Cod Region Vocational Tech

Margaret Reynolds Hopkinton MA Hopkinton High School

Ajhanel Rhoden Lynn MA Lynn Vocational Tech Institute

Garrett Silvia Dartmouth MA Dartmouth High School

Sarina Spolidoro Attleboro MA Foxborough Regional Charter School

Nick Sundstrom Newburyport MA Newburyport High School

Constance Tang Southwick MA Southwick-Tolland Regional High

Jaclyn Tinnirella Tyngsborough MA Tyngsborough High School

Lindsey Tobin Lynn MA Classical High School

Visnavy Vickneswaran Medford MA Mystic Valley Regional Charter School

Whitney Villagran Stoneham MA Stoneham High School

Lauren Walsh Hull MA South Shore Charter School

Destiny Ware Springfield MA High School of Science and Technology

Benjamin Waters Franklin MA Franklin High School

Heather Welty New Bedford MA Fairhaven High School

Holly Wentworth Rehoboth MA Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School

Amy Wong Boston MA Boston Latin School

Zoe Xypteras Hull MA Hull High School

William Zhang Quincy MA North Quincy High School

SOURCE Comcast Cable

Comcast Cable

CONTACT: Doreen Vigue, (617) 645-6175,; Marc Goodman, (617) 279-7521,

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