Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $10,000 In Scholarships To Kansas City Area High School Seniors

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June 13, 2018
Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program Recognizes Students’ Achievements
Both in and Out of the Classroom
INDEPENDENCE, MO – June 12, 2018 - Comcast Kansas City has awarded $10,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 school year to 10 graduating high school seniors as part of the company’s 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.   
“Our Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners are exceptional students who are committed to academic excellence and community service,” said J.D. Keller, regional vice president, Comcast. “We are honored to recognize their achievements and excited to support them as they continue their educational journeys.”
Comcast is hosting a special reception honoring this year’s winners on Wednesday, June 20 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 p.m. at the Stoney Creek Conference Center, Metal Room, 18011 Bass Pro Drive, Independence, MO. Family members, supporters and a variety of local and elected officials are anticipated to attend the event. 
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.
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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2018 Kansas City Area Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Recipients
Nicolette Bowman, Independence, William Chrisman High School
Alexis Cook, Independence, Ft. Osage High School
Samuel Fish, Peculiar, Raymore-Peculiar High School
Amaya Jimenez, Independence, Truman High School
Andrew Mitchell, Lee’s Summit, Lee’s Summit Senior High School
Andrew Romero, Kansas City, Raytown Senior High School
Camden Smith, Oak Grove, Oak Grove High School
Brady Stanfield, Olathe, Olathe Northwest High School
Alexandra Widick, Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs South High School
Akilah Wright, Lee’s Summit, Lee’s Summit North High School
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.  Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses.  It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit for more information.  
About the Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation’s primary mission is to empower communities to thrive by providing access to technology, relevant digital skills and training, and inspiring volunteerism, service and leadership. The Foundation invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on the communities we serve. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated $220 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about how Comcast supports the communities it serves available at
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