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 Way

Victoria 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 Woolley

Esmeralda 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.

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