Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $86,000 in Scholarships to 82 Washington High School Seniors

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

Leaders and Achievers students from Washington receive $86,000 in scholarships from Comcast NBCUniversal (Photo: Business Wire)

LYNNWOOD, Wash.--()--Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded $86,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 school year to 82 Washington students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. Comcast recognized the students at an event in Bellevue last night that included an advance screening of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

One student, Tai Anthony McMillan, a student at Renton High School, was selected to receive an additional $4,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship - instituted in honor of Ralph J. Roberts, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Comcast Corporation.

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. In Washington State, we’ve honored over 1,500 students with over $1.5M in college scholarships.

“These students from communities throughout Washington have accomplished some amazing things,” said Amy Lynch, Region Vice President, Comcast Washington. “From their academic achievements to school leadership and community involvement, our Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners are exceptional students who are committed to academic excellence and community service. 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.


Student Name     High School     High School City
Michael Mantell     Anacortes High School     Anacortes
Alaina Hayward     Arlington Christian School     Arlington
Paige Shimkus     Lakewood High School     Arlington
Sarah Saavedra     Auburn Senior High School     Auburn
Aaron Tenner     Auburn Mountainview High School     Auburn
Erica Dillard     Thomas Jefferson High School     Auburn
Erika Ramirez     Muckleshoot Tribal School     Auburn
Stephanie Neu     Auburn Riverside Senior High School     Auburn
Veenadhari Kollipara     Interlake High School     Bellevue
Hannah Wateman     Meridian High School     Bellingham
Olivia Benner     Squalicum High School     Bellingham
Zachary Murdzia     Bellingham High School     Bellingham
Erika Singh-Cundy     Sehome High School     Bellingham
Liam Lyons     Blaine High School     Blaine
Frank Alvear     Bothell High School     Bothell
Luke Northam     White River High School     Buckley
Keely Booth     Burlington-Edison High     Burlington
Morgan Lakey     W.F.West High School     Chehalis
Jacob Zettle     Coupeville High School     Coupeville
Madeline Frey     Eatonville High School     Eatonville
Noal Leonetti     Edmonds-Woodway High School     Edmonds
Nathan Anderson     Edmonds Heights K12     Edmonds
Morgan Hall     Enumclaw High School     Enumclaw
Parker Leland     Everett High School     Everett
Danica Wood     Cascade High School     Everett
McKenzie Budrow     Sno-Isle Skills Tech Center     Everett
Clarence Joshua Arenas     Federal Way High School     Federal Way
Zachary McGhee     Decatur High School     Federal Way
Julie Holien     Ferndale High School     Ferndale
Connor Bass     Peninsula High School     Gig Harbor
Angelo McOsker     Graham-Kapowsin High School     Graham
LilyAnn Vu     Issaquah High School     Issaquah
Alexander Zhou     Inglemoor High School     Kenmore
Cristian Ortiz     Kent-Meridian Senior High School     Kent
Simone Marrujo     Juanita High School     Kirkland
Savannah Pratt     Lake Stevens High School     Lake Stevens
Kyle Glenn     Lynden High School     Lynden
Samantha VanLoo     Lynden Christian High School     Lynden
Cheyenne Coe     Marysville Pilchuck High School     Marysville
Karis Ho     Henry M. Jackson High School     Mill Creek
Madison Hawkins     Monroe High School     Monroe
Morgan Kersker     Montesano Junior-Senior High     Montesano
Lizbeth Lucas Alvarez     Mount Vernon High School     Mount Vernon
Kristine Tandoc     Kamiak High School     Mukilteo
Michael Lym     Oak Harbor High School     Oak Harbor
Jack McCauley     Olympia High School     Olympia
Evan Barger     Orting Senior High School     Orting
Riley Benjamin     Emerald Ridge High School     Puyallup
Tai Anthony McMillan     Renton High School     Renton
Mishel Muzychuk     Charles A. Lindbergh High School     Renton
Christopher Carlisle     Rochester High School     Rochester
Henry Guo     Skyline High School     Sammamish
Tyler Zangaglia     Eastlake High School     Sammamish
Trinity Cho     Ballard High School     Seattle
Alexandra Schmidt     Holy Names Academy     Seattle
Jacquelyne Ayala-Cerna     Sedro-Woolley High     Sedro-Woolley
Dunya Al-Musawi     Shorewood High School     Shoreline
Christopher King     Shorecrest High School     Shoreline
Celina DeJong     Klahowya Secondary School     Silverdale
Cali Rossall     Snohomish High School     Snohomish
Nana-king Karikari     Bethel High School     Spanaway
Nma Ejiawoko     Spanaway Lake High School     Spanaway
Jonathan Beach     On Track Academy     Spokane
Mahala Christenseen     West Valley High School     Spokane
Clara Plenty     Governor John R. Rogers High School     Spokane
Claire Henning     Saint George's School     Spokane
Rachel Cathey     North Central High School     Spokane
Greta Grim     Lewis And Clark High School     Spokane
Javion Joyner     Central Valley High School     Spokane Valley
Ben Biddle     Sultan High School     Sultan
Zoey Surma     Washington High School     Tacoma
Noah Reno     Tacoma Baptist School     Tacoma
Makenna Hess-Fletcher     Wilson High School     Tacoma
Kendy Urzua Valadez     Lincoln High School     Tacoma
Samridhi Singh     Tacoma School District     Tacoma
Trokelle Innis     Bellarmine Preparatory     Tacoma
Haylee Darby     Covenant High School     Tacoma
Jordan Craft     Fife High School     Tacoma
Elizabeth Hirotaka     A.G. West Black Hills High School     Tumwater
Dylan Mooers     Tumwater High School     Tumwater
Megan Cady     Curtis Senior High School     University Place
Brooke Foster     Ocosta Junior-Senior High     Westport

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