Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $79,000 in Scholarships to 61 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 proud to announce $79,000 in scholarships for the 2017-18 school year to 61 Oregon & SW Washington students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a $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.”

Local TV personality Stephanie Stricklen will emcee the event and former Portland Timbers soccer player Nat Borchers will offer some congratulatory remarks. This year’s event will be held in the Key Bank Club of Providence Park, where the Portland Timbers compete. The scholarship awards will take place on Saturday, May 20th from 10:00 am to noon. The 61 recipients will each receive $1,000 scholarships. At the celebration, two students will receive additional Comcast Founder’s scholarships, instituted in honor of the late Ralph J. Roberts, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Comcast Corporation, which will bring the total awards to those winners to $10,000. Each student will also be entered in a raffle to win one of 10 laptop computers 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 (25)

Student Name     High School     High School City
Patricia Bomber     Arts & Communication Magnet Academy     Beaverton
Kaitlyn Stoehr     Southridge High School     Beaverton
Carlos Garcia Sandoval     Aloha High School     Aloha
Olivia Normand     Sam Barlow High School     Gresham
Joanna Eckhardt     Gresham High School     Gresham
Jason Hui     Centennial High School     Gresham
Giselle Carino Carrizal     Liberty High School     Hillsboro
Ashley Denton     Century High School     Hillsboro
Chidube Egbo     Glencoe High School     Hillsboro
Hannah Wiler     Madison High School     Portland
Madeline Molloy     Wilson High School     Portland
Zenzo Beresford     Lincoln High School     Portland
Imranul Hassan     David Douglas High School     Portland
Shalvi Patel     Westview High School     Portland
Kylie Storm     Parkrose High School     Portland
William Van Sant     Franklin High School     Portland
Makayka Agnew     De La Salle North Catholic High School     Portland
Whitney Warth     Central Catholic High School     Portland
Noa Cohen     Riverdale High School     Portland
DeAuj’Zhane Coley     Jefferson High School     Portland
Loise Velazquez     St. Mary's Academy     Portland
Adam LaFountain     Tigard High School     Tigard
Alexandria Herrera     Tualatin High School     Tualatin
Sophia Bynum     Wilsonville High School     Wilsonville
Laura Molina     Reynolds High School     Troutdale

Forest Grove Area (2)

Student Name     High School     High School City
Cody Stahl     Dayton High School     Dayton
Elissa Anderson     Forest Grove High School     Forest Grove

Corvallis/Albany Area (8)

Student Name     High School     High School City
Jane Cale     West Albany High School     Albany
Arianna Gonzalez-Cas     South Albany High School     Albany
David So     Crescent Valley High School     Corvallis
Brooklyn Giles     Lebanon High School     Lebanon
Christopher McMorran     Philomath High School     Philomath
Mikayla Manzi     Santiam Christian High School     Corvallis
Bradley Stein     Corvallis High School     Corvallis
Gracie Olson     Sweet Home High School     Sweet Home

Salem Area (5)

Student Name     High School     High School City
Moncerrad Barajas Gomez     North Salem High School     Salem
Gi ju Lee     Salem Academy Christian School     Salem
Renelyn Lupe     Chemawa Indian School     Salem
Gabriela Santoyo Gutierrez     McKay High School     Salem
Jacob Wagner     West Salem High School     Salem

Eugene/Springfield Area (4)

Student Name     High School     High School City
Sofia Stranieri     Thurston High School     Springfield
Anna Haugen     Henry D Sheldon High School     Eugene
Alexa Whitehead     Willamette High School     Eugene
Amanda Fox     Junction City High School     Junction City

Southwest Washington Area (17)

Student Name     High School     High School City
Mattias Abebe     Skyview High School     Vancouver
Emma Barskey     Evergreen High School     Vancouver
Trisha Beavers     Hudson’s Bay High School     Vancouver
Maddison Durr     Fort. Vancouver High School     Vancouver
Megan McDaid-O’Neill     Seton Catholic College Prep High School     Vancouver
Paul Meister     Columbia River High School     Vancouver
Tamarick Mendoza     Ridgefield High School     Ridgefield
Colton Froberg     Robert A Long High School     Longview
Kaelyn Carlson-Shipley     Kalama Middle-High School     Kalama
Dana Robertson     Hockinson High School     Brush Prairie
Travis Haslem     CAM Academy     Battle Ground
Jasmine Mehr     River HomeLink     Battle Ground
Ian Osgood     Prairie High School     Battle Ground
Joshua Skolrud     Battle Ground High School     Battle Ground
Misun Chong     Union High School     Camas
Emma Jones     Camas High School     Camas
Danielle Luiz     La Center High School     La Center

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Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $79,000 in Scholarships to 61 Oregon & SW Washington High School Seniors


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Amy Keiter, 503-407-9109