HARRISBURG PA – Students from two western Montgomery County high schools were named Wednesday (May 2, 2012) by The Comcast Foundation as among the 163 winners of $1,000 college scholarships in its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.
Receiving honors during this week’s awards ceremony with Comcast officials, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and state legislators at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg were Katrina Garthe of Owen J. Roberts High School in Pottstown and Emily Brooks of Perkiomen Valley Senior High School in Collegeville.
“I commend the students honored by Comcast for their hard work and dedication to academics,” Corbett said. “Not only have they excelled in the classroom, but they have shown a commitment to making their communities a better place to live. Each one of them makes Pennsylvania proud.”
The foundation, created in 1999, uses the program to recognize students’ leadership skills, academic achievement and commitment to community service, according to a Comcast announcement. Comcast said it works with high school principals, guidance counselors and school administrators to select scholarship recipients. Since the program’s inception there have been more than 17,000 winners who received more than $17.2 million.
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