Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $77,000 in Scholarships to 60 Oregon & SW Washington High School Seniors

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

PORTLAND, Ore.--()--Comcast NBCUniversal is announcing the award of approximately $77,000 in scholarships for the 2016-17 school year to 60 Oregon & SW Washington 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 Rodrigo Lopez, regional senior vice-president of Comcast Oregon/SW Washington. “We are honored to recognize their achievements, and excited to support them as they continue their educational journeys.”

Comcast, joined by Mike Golub, president of business for the Portland Timbers, will recognize the students at a special event held at the Lloyd Center DoubleTree Hotel at 10:00am on Saturday, June 4th, 2016: 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR 97232. The 60 recipients will each receive $1,000 scholarships. At the celebration, three students will receive additional Comcast Founder’s scholarships, instituted in honor of Ralph J. Roberts, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Comcast Corporation—two for $4,000 and one for $9,000 which will bring the total awards to those winners to $5,000 and $10,000 respectively. Twenty students will also receive iPad minis to help with their studies.

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.





Portland Metro Area (24)

Student Name     High School     High School City
Emilia Smart-Denson     Arts & Communication Magnet Academy     Beaverton
Kenneth Cavanaugh     Beaverton High School     Beaverton
Paige Buchanan     Aloha High School     Beaverton
Reevkah Christiansen     Sam Barlow High School     Gresham
Cheyenne Gordon     Gresham High School     Gresham
Ignacio Garcia Reyes     Centennial High School     Gresham
William Mccuen     Liberty High School     Hillsboro
Megan Jones     Century High School     Hillsboro
Lauren Elliott-Mullens     Oregon City High School     Oregon City
Patrick Quinn     Jesuit High School     Portland
Mac Weinstock     Wilson High School     Portland
Montserrat Mendez Higuera     Lincoln High School     Portland
Jonathan Morris     David Douglas High School     Portland
Torrie Eagle Staff     Roosevelt High School     Portland
Jessica Isibor     De La Salle North Catholic High School     Portland
Callista Sack     Central Catholic High School     Portland
Alexandra Crew     Catlin Gable Upper School     Portland
Camille Sullivan     St. Mary's Academy     Portland
Sarah Blair     Sunset High School     Portland
Cameron Oldham     Tigard High School     Tigard
Victoria Balzer     Tualatin High School     Tualatin
Leah Olson     West Linn High School     West Linn
Christina Small     Wilsonville High School     Wilsonville
Alli Escamilla     Reynolds High School     Troutdale

McMinnville Area (4)

Student Name     High School     High School City
Keeanna West     Dayton High School     Dayton
Abigail Aguirre     Forest Grove High School     Forest Grove
Max Justice     McMinnville High School     McMinnville
Jacqueline Baca     Newberg High School     Newberg

Corvallis/Albany Area (6)

Student Name     High School     High School City
Tanner Wilson     West Albany High School     Albany
Emily Matteson     South Albany High School     Albany
Michelle Zhou     Crescent Valley High School     Corvallis
Jordan Dickerson     Lebanon High School     Lebanon
Kallie Hagel     Philomath High School     Philomath
Ian Mann     Gaston High School     Gaston

Salem Area (2)

Student Name     High School     High School City
Anadeliz Vasquez Sosa     McKay High School     Salem
Janene Le     North Salem High School     Salem

Eugene/Springfield Area (8)

Student Name     High School     High School City
Garrett Peters     Henry D Sheldon High School     Eugene
Ellie McDonagh     Churchill High School     Eugene
Alondra Duran     Willamette High School     Eugene
Brisa Carrillo     North Eugene High School     Eugene
Brogan Miner     Junction City High School     Junction City
Blake McKay     Thurston High School     Springfield
Sydney Guthrie-Baker     Springfield High School     Springfield
Matthew Davis     Sweet Home High School     Sweet Home

Southwest Washington (16)

Student Name     High School     High School City
Taylor Steuben     Battle Ground High School     Battle Ground
Abigail Bambilla     Homelink River     Battle Ground
Aubrey Miles     Camas High School     Camas
Cassidy Moe     Union High School     Camas
Ashley Denney     La Center High School     La Center
Maxton Hauser     Ridgefield High School     Ridgefield
Matthew McBroom     Hudson's Bay High School     Vancouver
Aubrey Worden     Skyview High School     Vancouver
Hunter Stuehm     Vancouver School of Arts and Academics     Vancouver
Tristan Ryan     Seton Catholic College Prep High School     Vancouver
Christina Lundy     Mountain View High School     Vancouver
Alexander McGarry     Columbia River High School     Vancouver
Trung Nguyen     Fort Vancouver High School     Vancouver
Samantha Olsen     Robert A Long High School     Longview
Eleanor Jones     Scappoose High School     Scappoose
Cierra Daugherty     Woodland High School     Woodland

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

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Comcast Oregon/SW Washington Announces $77,000 in Scholarships Through Leaders & Achievers Program


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Amy Keiter, 503-407-9109