CHS student one of 14 Vermont high school seniors to receive scholarship from Comcast

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On May 13, Comcast, joined by Governor Peter Shumlin, recognized Summer Colley, of Colchester High School, along with 13 other seniors in high schools across Vermont who received scholarships through its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program at the State House.  The program recognizes students’ leadership skills, academic achievement and commitment to community service.

The recipients each received $1,000 scholarships.

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides one-time $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.

Since 2007 Comcast has awarded a total of $126,000 in Leaders & Achievers Scholarships to 99 students in Vermont.  Since the program’s inception, more than $21.6 million in scholarship money has been presented to more than 21,000 scholarship winners nationwide.

Summer Colley, of Colchester, receives her scholarship from Comcast on May 13. Pictured from left to right: Mark Reilly, Comcast Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Representative Robert Bouchard, Representative Kristy Spengler, Vermont Treasurer Beth Pearce, scholarship recipient Summer Colley, Governor Peter Shumlin, and Mary McLaughlin, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Western New England Region. | PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Summer Colley, of Colchester, receives her scholarship from Comcast on May 13. Pictured from left to right: Mark Reilly, Comcast Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Representative Robert Bouchard, Representative Kristy Spengler, Vermont Treasurer Beth Pearce, scholarship recipient Summer Colley, Governor Peter Shumlin, and Mary McLaughlin, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Western New England Region. | PHOTO CONTRIBUTED