Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $78,000 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

Andrew Ho, right, of Portland's Cleveland High School receives $10,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship from Rodrigo Lopez, Regional Senior Vice-President of Comcast Oregon/SW Washington. Ho plans to attend USC to study International Relations. (Photo: Business Wire)

PORTLAND, Ore.--()--Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded $78,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 school year to 60 Oregon/SW Washington high school 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 $28 million has been awarded to nearly 27,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers Program.

“Our Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners are exceptional students who are committed to academic excellence and community service,” said Rodrigo Lopez, Regional Senior Vice-President of the Oregon/SW Washington region. “We are honored to recognize their achievements and excited to support them as they continue their educational journeys.”

Comcast, joined by Oregon State Senator Mark Hass, recognized the students at a special event held at the Moda Center on Saturday, June 2. In addition to the Leaders and Achievers scholarships, ten students won laptops to help with their studies. Two students were also selected to receive an additional $9,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship - instituted in honor of Ralph J. Roberts, Founder of Comcast Corporation.

Andrew Ho, a student at Portland’s Cleveland High School, along with Ayan Muhumed of West Salem High School were each selected to receive the additional scholarships. Mr. Ho is vice-president of his class, co-founder of the Cleveland Alliance for Racial Equity, a lifeguard and swim instructor, and varsity pole vaulter. He plans to attend the University of Southern California, pursuing a degree in international relations. Ms. Muhumed is the editor of her school newspaper, works at a local food product processing plant, tutors children, and will be the first woman in her family to go to college. She plans to attend Portland State University for a career in social work.

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.

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Student Name     High School     High School City
Ramon Henry     South Albany High School     Albany, Or
August May     West Albany High School     Albany, Or
Ana Bautista Coleote     Beaverton High School     Beaverton, Or
Jonathan Montemayor     Southridge High School     Beaverton, Or
Anna Terveen     Clackamas High School     Clackamas, Or
Jasmine Engen     Crescent Valley High School     Corvallis, Or
Mona Wong     Corvallis High School     Corvallis, Or
Lydia Genz     Churchill High School     Eugene, Or
Angel Montes-Michel     Marist Catholic High School     Eugene, Or
Stephanie Mueller     Henry D Sheldon High School     Eugene, Or
Linda Pham     Willamette High School     Eugene, Or
Brett Fox     Gaston High School     Gaston, Or
Elway Simpson     Gresham High School     Gresham, Or
Gracie Patrick     Clackamas Middle College     Happy Valley, Or
Joseph Alcantara     Century High School     Hillsboro, Or
Claire Graves     Glencoe High School     Hillsboro, Or
Patricia Sanchez Cruz     Hillsboro High School     Hillsboro, Or
Jacob Schroeder     Liberty High School     Hillsboro, Or
McKenzie Evans     Junction City High School     Junction City, Or
Cooper Brooks     Lebanon High School     Lebanon, Or
Alexis Han     La Salle Catholic College Preparatory School     Milwaukie, Or
Kailee Aparicio     Newberg High School     Newberg, Or
Sydney Buffonge     St. Mary's Academy     Portland, Or
Maya Fiallos     Lincoln High School     Portland, Or
Kendall Fleshman     Sunset High School     Portland, Or
Andrew Ho     Cleveland High School     Portland, Or
Lara McLain     Riverdale High School     Portland, Or
Danny Nguyen     Parkrose High School     Portland, Or
Naisrael Saelee     Jefferson High School     Portland, Or
Felix Songolo     De La Salle North Catholic High School     Portland, Or
Julia Taylor     Wilson High School     Portland, Or
Melissa Torres-Duran     Grant High School     Portland, Or
Olivia VanSlyke     David Douglas High School     Portland, Or
Deepak Ilango     Sprague High School     Salem, Or
Ayan Muhumed     West Salem High School     Salem, Or
Savhana Satterlund-Stearns     McKay High School     Salem, Or
Arnesto Valadez     Chemawa Indian School     Salem, Or
Dolores Zavala Espindola     North Salem High School     Salem, Or
Nicolle Swanson     Sherwood High School     Sherwood, Or
Cody Dean     Thurston High School     Springfield, Or
Ally Tow     Sweet Home High School     Sweet Home, Or
Kaylee Price     Tualatin High School     Tualatin, Or
Carolina Garcia     Wilsonville High School     Wilsonville, Or
Kylie Sahota     Battle Ground High School     Battle Ground, Wa
Karina Linchuk     Summit View High School     Brush Prairie, Wa
Cornelius VanderMaas     Hockinson High School     Brush Prairie, Wa
Dylan Henry     Union High School     Camas, Wa
Nathan Halladay     Castle Rock High School     Castle Rock, Wa
Paul Luke Delashaw     Kalama Middle-High School     Kalama, Wa
Jordyn Dole     Kelso High School     Kelso, Wa
Elizabeth Horton     La Center High School     La Center, Wa
Hannah Cargill     Mark Morris High School     Longview, Wa
Miles Gilchrist     Robert A Long High School     Longview, Wa
Theresa Phan     Mountain View High School     Vancouver, Wa
Ruby Urbina Vega     Fort Vancouver High School     Vancouver, Wa
Ellie Furth     Columbia River High School     Vancouver, Wa
Zoe Hernon     Hudson's Bay High School     Vancouver, Wa
Bridgette McCarthy     Washougal High School     Washougal, Wa

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Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $78,000 in Scholarships to 60 Oregon/SW Washington High School Seniors


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