ANNAPOLIS (April 01, 2010)—At an event held Tuesday in the state capital, Comcast Foundation officials were joined by Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Nancy Grasmick and state legislators to honor 88 Maryland high school students who received one-time $1,000 scholarships through the foundation's annual Leaders and Achievers program. Two southern Maryland students were among those who received scholarships this year:
-- Calvert County student Riddicia Mackall, of Huntingtown High School, who is planning to attend Towson University in Md.; and
-- Charles County student Shelby Clarke, of Maurice J. Mcdonough High School in Pomfret, who is planning to attend Liberty University in Va.
Shelby was also among ten students that won personal notebook computers after a prize drawing at the end of the night.
Since the programs inception there have been over 13,300 scholarship winners totaling more than $13.4 million.
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations.