[r85] Student receives prestigious award at the Statehouse (4/15/2013)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Start Date: 4/15/2013 All Day

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Phyllis Pond (R-New Haven) congratulates Bryce Hieber from New Haven for 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.

“I want to formally congratulate Bryce on this honorable achievement and commend him for his sincere dedication to academic success and service to our community,” said Rep. Pond. “The Comcast scholarship’s recognizes the highest achievers in our state whom demonstrate the upmost commitment to excellence.”

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.

Comcast has awarded over 19,000 students since 2001, approximately $19 million in scholarship funds have been distributed nationally. Hieber, who attends New Haven High School in Northeast Indiana, was one of 49 Hoosier students to receive the $1,000 award.

“Our students are setting the bar higher and higher for future generations,” said Rep. Pond. “Students like Bryce are setting an exemplary example with their scholastic achievement, determination, and leadership. The young, bright recipients of the Comcast Scholarship have a promising future ahead of them.” 

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.

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