The Comcast Foundation today announced that 90 high school seniors in Western Washington and Spokane County are among the 2015-16 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program awards. "Our Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners exemplify leadership and are committed to academic excellence and community service," said Steve Kipp, vice president of external affairs for Comcast in Washington. "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 $1,000 scholarships to students who strive to achieve their 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. Here are the students, listed by what communities they live in: Arlington Darby Throndsen, Lakewood High School Auburn Alyssa J. Yun, Thomas Jefferson High SchoolMadeline Bratsch, Auburn Senior High SchoolSummer Rae Ramirez Auburn Riverside Senior High School Bellingham Mariah Miller, Bellingham High SchoolTimothy Lann, Squalicum High SchoolMegan Johnson, Sehome High School Bonney Lake Alexander Haynes, Tacoma Baptist Bothell Olivia Carter, Henry M. Jackson High SchoolClaudia Wagener, Bothell High School Buckley Rian J. Brooks, White River High School Burlington Taya M. Zavala, Burlington-Edison High Chehalis Courtney Teshera, W.F. West High School Clinton Kyra Reafs, Sno-Isle Skills Tech Center Covington Alexandra P. Smith, Kentwood Senior High School Enumclaw Courtney Kinniburgh, Enumclaw High School Everett Audrey Taber, Cascade High SchoolTimothy Peter Angelos, Mariner High SchoolLogan Wahl, Everett High School Everson Jacob M. Van Berkum, Lynden Christian High School
Federal WayVictoria H. Andro, Todd Beamer High SchoolMiriam J. Prieto-Vital, Federal Way High SchoolNicolas Alvarez Zavala Jr., Decatur High School Ferndale Hannah E. Sulak, Ferndale High School Gig Harbor Kaitlin Flanigan, Peninsula High School Graham Donald Roscoe Walkinshaw Jr., Graham-Kapowsin High School Granite Falls Dansil Green, Granite Falls High SchoolEmma R Sytsma, Highland Christian School Kenmore Rebecca Samuelson, Inglemoor High School Kent April Rose Nguyen, Kent-Meridian Senior High SchoolSimran K. Gill, Christian Faith SchoolKyla Klasen, Auburn Mountainview High School Kirkland Katherine Bechtel, Juanita High School Lake Stevens Kaitlyn P. Kurisu, Lake Stevens High School Lake Tapps Virginia M. Marquez, Muckleshoot Tribal School Lakewood Tylisha R. Graham, Clover Park High SchoolJenna Y. Kwak, Lakes High School Lynden Haley Sandberg, Meridian High School Lynnwood Kayla Chipongian, Edmonds-Woodway High SchoolGladys Greene, Lynnwood High SchoolMaciel Mata, Mountlake Terrace High School Marysville Christopher W. Eldred, Grace Academy Milton Katherine Breland, Fife High School Monroe Brianna Celix, Monroe High School Montesano Kaitlyn Bradley, Montesano Junior-Senior High Mount Vernon Iris Hubbard, Mount Vernon High School Newcastle Nicholas Bliesner, Liberty High School Normandy Park Parker Bowen, Seattle Christian Schools Oak Harbor Amelia Berner, Oak Harbor High School Olympia Evan Taylor, Olympia High SchoolRebecca Behrens, Northwest Christian High SchoolSamantha B. Bibeau, Timberline High School Puyallup Sydney E. Ganyon, Puyallup High School Raymond Genezaret Quintana, Raymond Jr/Sr High School Renton Joy L. Phillips, Charles A. Lindbergh High SchoolJerome F. Siangco, Eastside Catholic High School Roy Ruth M. Smitherman, Bethel High School Sammamish Anne Robertson, Issaquah High School Seabeck Hannah Welzbacker, Klahowya Secondary School Seattle Emily A. Yoshioka, Renton High SchoolCecilia Bui, Ingraham High SchoolHao Trieu, Health Science and Human Services High SchoolLindsay Fasser, Ballard High SchoolOlivia de Vesci, Garfield High School
Sedro WoolleyEsmeralda Munoz, Sedro-Woolley High Shoreline Fethawit Musye, Shorewood High SchoolMagdalena R. Noriega, Shorecrest High School Snohomish Danika Morrison, Glacier Peak High SchoolHailey Fagerness, Snohomish High School Spokane Jamie Nord, Saint George's SchoolCameron Conner, West Valley High SchoolSpencer Babineau, Ferris High SchoolJordan L. Sonneborn, Gonzaga PreparatoryMia M. Sanchez, Governor John R. Rogers High School Spokane Valley Kelsi Walker, University High SchoolKyley R. Jenkin, Central Valley High School Sultan Joseph Schmidt, Sultan High School Sumner Hailey Windish, Sumner Senior High School Tacoma Trenton Gardner, Franklin Pierce High SchoolHunter Fruehling-Thomas, Wilson High SchoolJulia Hallis, Bellarmine PreparatoryNicholas Freeman, Spanaway Lake High SchoolMaia Grudzien, Tacoma School DistrictChristina Lyro, Covenant High SchoolAhmed Wafai, Stadium High School Tenino Jared L. Wachter, Tenino High School Tukwila Mamata Tamang, Foster High School Tumwater Casey O. Duff, A.G. West Black Hills High SchoolMadeline A. Seaman, Tumwater High School University Place Abby M. Hogan, Curtis Senior High School To date, Comcast has awarded more than $22.8 million to nearly 23,000 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners. Connect with the scholarship winners at www.facebook.com/ComcastLeadersandAchievers. Explore and "like" Comcast in the community at www.facebook.com/WePowerDreams. Note for editors and reporters: We often have photographs and detailed information about individual winners. If you'd like that information about individuals in your area, just ask. About the Comcast Foundation The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified nonprofit 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 community service and building tomorrow's leaders. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community.