Students receive prestigious award at the Statehouse
STATEHOUSE – State Representatives Kathy Kreag Richardson (R-Noblesville) and P. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) congratulate Clayton Smith from Sharpsville and Anna R. Bates from Cicero for both receiving the 2013 Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship today. The award recognizes high school seniors for their outstanding leadership skills, high academic performance and participation in community service projects.
“Clayton and Anna have both stood out as leaders in our community,” said Rep. Eric Turner. “This scholarship recognizes their hard work, excellent academic performance and dedicated volunteerism. Students today have to juggle so many tasks. Getting good grades, being engaged in the community and having a philanthropic heart is encouraging to see in our youth.”
Beginning annually in 2000, Comcast reaches out to high school guidance counselors and principals to recognize the brightest seniors as the nation’s “leaders and achievers.” The award recipients were nominated for their extensive involvement in their schools and participation in various service projects that positively impact their communities.
Since 2001, Comcast has awarded approximately $19 million in scholarship funds to more than 19,000 students across the nation. Smith, who attends Tri-Central High School, and Bates, who attends Hamilton Heights High School, were two of 49 Hoosier students to receive the $1,000 award.
“It is always great to see local students recognized for their efforts as they work to make a difference and better their surroundings. I am excited to see them honored with this scholarship for being leaders and role models to those around them,” said Rep. Richardson. “Through hard work and determination, Clayton and Anna will continue to find success in what they put their minds to, and I wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.”
The award was presented by First Lady Karen Pence at the Indiana Statehouse.
Visit www.comcast.com for more information on the Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship Program.