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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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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