The Comcast Foundation today announced the 2015-16 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers ® Scholarship Program awards.

"We are honored to recognize the accomplishments of our 68 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners. They exemplify leadership and show great commitment to academic excellence and community service," said Rodrigo Lopez, regional senior vice president of Comcast Oregon & SW Washington. "We are excited to support them as they enter their next chapters in education."

Sixty-eight Oregon and Southwest Washington high school seniors will be awarded $1,000 scholarships. Comcast is honoring the students at a recognition celebration beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 30 at the Portland World Trade Center: 121 SW Salmon St. #2 Portland, OR 97204. At the celebration, three students will receive additional Comcast Founder's scholarships, two for $4,000 and one for $9,000 which will bring the total awards to those winners to $5,000 and $10,000 respectively. Fifteen students will also receive iPad minis to help with their studies. Honored students and guests will hear from Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.

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.

To date, Comcast has awarded more than $22.8 million to nearly 23,000 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners.

2015-2016 OREGON & SW WASHINGTON LEADERS AND ACHIEVERS® SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS BY AREA

Portland Metro Area (30)
         
Student Name   High School   High School City
Brian Alexander   Tualatin High School   Tualatin
Seth Berdahl   Forest Grove High School   Forest Grove
Alison Brennan   St. Mary's Academy   Portland
Elliot Cahn   Central Catholic High School   Portland
Sapir Dorfman   Aloha High School   Beaverton
Kayden Echols   Century High School   Hillsboro
Kiley Gersch   Sherwood High School   Sherwood
Alison Hamilton   Springfield High School   Springfield
Andro Kaldas   Gresham High School   Gresham
Greer Klepacki   Beaverton High School   Beaverton
Eleno Llanos   The NAYA Early College Academy   Portland
Kristy Lu   Parkrose High School   Portland
Makenna McMillen   Wilson High School   Portland
Claudia Monroy-Benitez   Roosevelt High School   Portland
Dominique Mossman   Glencoe High School   Hillsboro
Isis-Dominique Navarro   Sam Barlow High School   Gresham
Brya Patterson   Jefferson High School   Portland
Sang Tzun Phan   Centennial High School   Gresham
Naomi Sakaguchi   Tigard High School   Tigard
Kiele Schneckloth   Sunset High School   Portland
Stella Sonu   Southridge High School   Beaverton
Stephanie Stamnes   Wilsonville High School   Wilsonville
Conor Stewart   Reynolds High School   Troutdale
Patricia Torvalds   Riverdale High School   Portland
Victoria Trinh   De La Salle North Catholic High School   Portland
Emily Vandehey   Banks High School   Banks
Melissa Vu   Benson Polytechnic High School   Portland
Emma Waibel   West Linn High School   West Linn
Emma Woodburn   Franklin High School   Portland
Huitzil Zamudio   Liberty High School   Hillsboro
   

McMinnville Area (4)
         
Student Name   High School   High School City
Reagan Call   Newberg High School   Newberg
Alec DeMarco   McMinnville High School   McMinnville
Joanna Kubes   Dayton High School   Dayton
Rebekah McKinley   McKinley Home School   Newberg
   

Corvallis/Albany Area (7)
         
Student Name   High School   High School City
Austin Barton   West Albany High School   Albany
Danielle Gerding   Philomath High School   Philomath
Logan Howell   Corvallis High School   Corvallis
Allen Huang   Crescent Valley High School   Corvallis
Tyler Kelsch   South Albany High School   Albany
Rachel Thompson   Lebanon High School   Lebanon
Jennifer Worotikan   Santiam Christian High School   Corvallis
   

Salem Area (5)
         
Student Name   High School   High School City
Mayra Ceja Garibay   North Salem High School   Salem
Jasmine Ernest   McNary High School   Keizer
Holli Jones   Chemawa Indian School   Salem
Nam Le   McKay High School   Salem
Sarah Maberry   West Salem High School   Salem
   

Eugene/Springfield Area (7)
         
Student Name   High School   High School City
Ryan Adams   Sweet Home High School   Sweet Home
Jada Allender   Henry D Sheldon High School   Eugene
Robert Beckley   Churchill High School   Eugene
Reagan Call   Newberg High School   Newberg
Allison Cook   Willamette High School   Eugene
Kathleen Lively   Thurston High School   Springfield
McKenna Straube   Junction City High School   Junction City
   

Southwest Washington (15)
         
Student Name   High School   High School City
Hannah Ballo   Hockinson High School   Brush Prairie
Cara Caldwell   Robert A Long High School   Longview
Jamie Ferris   Prairie High School   Battle Ground
Bryce Hackett   Columbia River High School   Vancouver
Nolan Henry   Union High School   Camas
Wendy Hsei   Fort Vancouver High School   Vancouver
Camille Jeschke   Ridgefield High School   Ridgefield
Thomas Matthews   Camas High School   Camas
Laura McDonnell   Skyview High School   Vancouver
Hannah McNeal   La Center High School   La Center
Jazzmine Rowland   Kalama Junior Senior High School   Kalama
Amber Simonson   Kelso High School   Kelso
Rebecca Steele   Vancouver School of Arts and Academics   Vancouver
Kyle Swanson   Homelink River   Battle Ground
Marina Yanchuk   Battle Ground High School   Battle Ground
   

Connect with the scholarship winners at www.facebook.com/ComcastLeadersandAchievers. Explore and "like" Comcast in the community at www.facebook.com/ComcastImpact.

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers ® Scholarship Program is one of the many ways that Comcast gives back to the communities we serve. Click here to learn more.

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—promoting community service, expanding digital literacy, and building tomorrow's leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $162 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community.

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