Eight area high school students received one-time $1,000 Comcast Leaders and Achievers scholarships Monday night before the start of the Fort Wayne TinCaps game at Parkview Field.
They were among 50 Indiana high school seniors awarded scholarships this spring by the Comcast Foundation, a news release said. The scholarships honor students for their leadership skills, academic achievement and community service.
The area recipients were:
•Evan Culpepper, Woodlan Junior-Senior High School
•Dorina Feher, Northrop High School
•Ian Holloway, Concordia Lutheran High School
•Fatima Idriss, North Side High School
•Min Khant, New Haven High School
•Kayla Koch, Huntington North High School
•LeAnna Phillips, Bishop Dwenger High School
•Nathan Schall, Bishop Luers High School
Students were honored on the baseball field before the game began, the news release said.
During special raffles for the scholarship recipients, Khant won an additional $1,000 scholarship; Culpepper won the chance to throw out the ceremonial first pitch of the game; and Koch won a netbook.
“Comcast has a vested interest in providing our youth with opportunities to excel and succeed in a highly competitive higher education landscape and job market,” Tim Collins, senior vice president for Comcast's Heartland Region, which includes Indiana, said the news release. “We commend these students for their outstanding achievements, and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.”
To date, the Comcast Foundation has awarded more than $17 million to more than 17,000 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners, the news release said.
Concast and cable TV network C-SPAN planned to honor two teams of Grade 8 students Thursday morning at Canterbury Middle School for being among the Top 75 StudentCam contest finishers.
The competition encourages students to create short films about political and public policy issues, a news release said. This year's theme was “The Constitution and You,” and students in middle school and high school had to pick a provision of the U.S. Constitution and illustrate why it is important to them.
Both Canterbury teams received honorable mention awards — Nicole LaRue and Kate White for “The Secret Weapon of the Judiciary; and Davis Lamm and Callahan Elzey for “Technology and The Fourth Amendment.”
The contest drew 1,203 entries from 43 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, the news release said.