Two students from Carroll County high schools are receiving college scholarships this year through the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.
Kayla Federici, of South Carroll High School, and Zachary Jacobs, of Century High School, are among Maryland students selected for one of these scholarships.
Comcast, joined by Interim State Superintendent of Schools Bernard J. Sadusky and other government officials, recognized the students at an event last month at the Historic Inns of Annapolis.
Ninety-nine of the 2012 Maryland Leaders and Achievers recipients received $1,000 scholarships and a student from Coppin Academy High School in Baltimore was awarded a $10,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship, instituted in honor of Ralph J. Roberts, founder and chairman emeritus of Comcast Corporation - for a total of $109,000 awarded this year.
After a prize drawing, three students were also given an iPad to use at college.
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 be prepared for the future, to engage youth in their communities, and to demonstrate the importance of civic involvement, and the value placed on civic involvement by the business community.