Three 2017 graduates from Lee’s Summit are among 12 Kansas City area students to receive a scholarship from Comcast as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.
These students will receive $1,000 for the upcoming school year:
▪ Kadie Clark, who graduated from Blue Springs South High School. She will attend Washington University in St. Louis.
▪ Kaitlyn Hilbert, a Lee’s Summit North High School graduate. She is going to the University of Missouri-Columbia.
▪ Paige Maxwell, who graduated from Lee’s Summit High School. She will attend Auburn University in Alabama.
Comcast awarded $16,000 in scholarships to the 12 suburban Kansas City area students. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, recognizes the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. Preparing students for civic engagement is a key goal of the program.
Jordan Atkins, a graduate of Raytown High School, was awarded a $5,000 Comcast Founders scholarship, named for Ralph J. Roberts, founder and chairman emeritus of Comcast Corporation. The others received $1,000.
“Our Leaders and Achievers scholarship winners exemplify leadership and are committed to academic excellence and community service,” said Ron Orlando, external affairs vice-president for Comcast.