senior James Watson and senior Cameron Gamble are among 83 Georgia students to receive a Comcast Foundation Leaders and Achievers 2012 scholarship.
"Comcast is delighted to again award scholarships to Georgia’s best and brightest high school seniors who exemplify what it means to be a leader," said Andy Macke, a regional vice president of government and community affairs for Comcast. "We fully believe these 83 individuals have the necessary skills, talents and work ethic to accomplish incredible feats and become the next generation of movers and shakers across the business, government and nonprofit fields."
The 2012 Georgia Leaders and Achievers recipients represent 53 different cities across Georgia and were honored during a pre-game celebration at Turner Field prior to the June 15 Braves game. The celebration included remarks from Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and appearances by numerous state and local elected officials.
"On behalf of the state of Georgia, I’m proud to congratulate our 83 Leaders and Achievers scholarship recipients on displaying the dedication to academic success and community involvement that sets them apart from their peers," Cagle said. "I wish all of the scholars the best of luck as they prepare to further their education and training this fall, and I thank Comcast for their continued support of Georgia’s students."
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides one-time $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," according to Comcast.
"The philosophy behind the program is to give young people every opportunity to be prepared for the future, to engage youth in their communities, and to demonstrate the importance of civic involvement, and the value placed on civic involvement by the business community," Comcast says.
Since the scholarship program’s inception, there have been more than 15,400 scholarship winners totaling more than $15.4 million.