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Comcast Names 90 Students as Leaders and Achievers Scholars in Western Washington and Spokane County for 2012-13

 The Comcast Foundation today announced the names of 90 recipients in Western Washington and Spokane County of the 2012-13 annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program awards.

“Each year, we are excited to provide scholarships for these talented students,” said Charisse R. Lillie, President of the Comcast Foundation and Vice President, Community Investment, of Comcast Corp. “Comcast seeks students who demonstrate leadership abilities in school activities and who reflect a strong commitment to community service.  These students are our future leaders, and we hope these scholarships will help to power their dreams for success.”

“All the young people on this list have built impressive track records of service to others, and show great potential to community service throughout their lives. We’re proud to help these young people along with their education and careers, just as they’ve already been helping the community throughout their high school years,” said Len Rozek, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Washington market.

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 $17 million to more than 17,000 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners.

Many winners attend school in one city and live in another. We list them here by city of residence:


Dana M. Canaria, Arlington High School

Taylor R. Durnil, Lakewood High School


Edward “Trei” Decker, Auburn Adventist Academy

Kyoyi  Lee, Thomas Jefferson High School

Amber  L. Valenzuela, Auburn Senior High School

Heather C. Odell,  Auburn Mountainview High School


Sophia  K. Wang, Newport High School


Janice E. Liang, Sehome High School


Emily P. Steelquist, Blaine High School


Dylan G. Bratz, Edmonds-Woodway High School


Austin D. Woodland, W.F.West High School


Marina  Kovic, South Whidbey High


Nathan W. Hollcraft, Sno-Isle Skills Tech Center

Gloria  Y. Kwon, Kamiak High School


Logan L. James, Cascade High School

Andrea C. Sadowski, Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy High School

Sydney C. O’Neil, Sequoia High School

Mikayla S. Svob , Everett High School


Brett T. Copher, Nooksack Valley High

Federal Way 

Hayoung  Lee, Todd Beamer High School

Julie  H. Lee, Decatur High School

Jodeci Tuiletufuga , Federal Way High School


Patricia M. Castrejon, Ferndale High School

Gig Harbor 

Kevin Wesley Hayward, Gig Harbor High School


Maria Dalzell Martos, Issaquah High School

Tucker M. Goodman, Liberty High School

Evan T. Gordon, Eastside Catholic High

Joint Base Lewis-McChord 

Michaela B. Rehm, Lakes High School


Natalie. M. Kelly, Kentridge Senior High School


Carly Joy Vela, Kentwood Senior High School


Kyla M. Terashima, Juanita High School


Matthew J. Connor, Timberline High School

Lake Stevens

Mackenzie J. Simon, Lake Stevens High School

Lake Tapps                                                                                                                                                                                         

Alaina A. George, Bellarmine Preparatory


Kathia Imelda Mercado, Clover Park High School


Kaitlyn M. Michaelson, Meridian High School

Fraser J. Shindruk, Lynden High School


Ivan C. Gaskin, O’Dea High School

Rachel K. Magnenat, Lynnwood High School

Mill Creek 

Diane L. Han, Henry M. Jackson High School


Aaron S. Furrer, Monroe High School


Skyla M. Fisher, Montesano Junior-Senior High

Mount Vernon        

Janine Michelle Jones, Mount Vernon Christian School

Elena K. Oelfke, Mount Vernon High School


Naomi R. Farmer, Aces Alternative High School

Oak Harbor  

Cheyenne  M. Stolmeier, Oak Harbor High School


James H. Lee, Olympia High School

Courtney K. Knox, Tumwater High School

Otis Orchards                                                                                                                                                                    

Justin E. Anderson, East Valley High School

Port Orchard       

Kaitlyn R. Ready, Peninsula High School

Post Falls      

Rosharon Jane Swank, Valley Christian School


Julia Marie Hoak, North Kitsap High School


Jordan C. Ramsey, John R. Rogers High School


Alejandro Rincon, Redmond High School


Diana Dotson, Rochester High School


Melissa A. Jung, Eastlake High School


Rebekah L. Nelson, Klahowya Secondary School


Moises Torres, Global Connections High School at Tyee Educational Center


Hung Lu, Renton High School

Michelle K. Chen, Health Sciences and Human Services High School

Vy P. Chuong, Ingraham High School

Mary M.  Magnuson,  Holy Names Academy

Luis  A. Cruz-Bernardino , Technology, Engineering, and Communication High School

Marcus Gerard  Van Der Peet, Bishop Blanchet High School

Desiree   Gross, Chief Sealth High School

Lisa M. Field, Nathan Hale High School

Demetra Xenos, Ballard High School

Emily F. Proulx, Garfield High School

Matthew D. Haggerty, Seattle Lutheran High School


Nicole  A. Vojkovich, Sedro-Woolley High


Bethany J. Smith, Shorewood High School


Morgan  Kristina Harry, Cedar Park Christian School System

Oksana Pavlovna Yerina, Grace Academy


Zachary  A.B. Ortega, Graham-Kapowsin High School

Amarachi O. Ejiawoko, Spanaway Lake High School


Hope Gimbel, Saint George’s School

Megan G. Davis, Ferris High School

Rebecca A. Corsino, North Central High School

Karl R. Fencl,  John R. Rogers High School

Spokane Valley 

David P. Ross, Central Valley High School

MacKenzie L. White, University High School


Azaria Evans, Emerald Ridge High School


Mikayla F. Day, Sultan High School


Sunny H. Lewis,   Mount Tahoma High School

Cynthia R. Manalang, Washington High School


Jocelyn Chen,   Foster  High School

University Place     

Jessica E. Fay, Life Christian Academy

Austin J. Rodgers,  Curtis Senior High School


Oralea R. Hazlett, Winlock High School


Joyce W. Tang, Woodinville High School

Connect with the scholarship winners at Explore and “like” Comcast in the community at

The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit 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 $90 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves.  More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at

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Community relations director, Comcast in Washington State.
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