Comcast awards Whidbey Island high school seniors | NOTABLE

Thomas AllenLangley resident Thomas G. Allen, a senior at the Sno-Isle Skills Tech Center in Everett, Oak Harbor resident Joem G. Evangelista, a senior at Oak Harbor High School, and Coupeville resident Haley M. Marx, a Coupeville High School senior, are among the 90 recipients of the Comcast Foundation’s 2013-14 annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program awards in Washington state, the foundation has announced.

All of the students have won several academic honors.

Allen has volunteered at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in such roles as assistant stage manager and participated in Boy Scouts, cross-country and FIRST Robotics. At the time the scholarship was awarded, Allen was planning to study nanotechnology at North Seattle Community College.


Joem EvangelistaEvangelista has volunteered at Summer Hill Retirement Home and Whidbey General Hospital, and her activities have included vice president of Key Club and president of the Health Careers Club, and student government vice president. She helped organize Key Club’s Carnival Night for younger students. At the time the scholarship was awarded, she was planning to study nursing at Skagit Valley College.

Marx was coach of a Boys and Girls Clubs basketball team and volunteered for Oak Harbor Lutheran Youth Ministry and Gifts From the Heart Food Bank canned food drive, and was captain of the varsity soccer and basketball teams.

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides $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.

Haley Marx“Each year, we are excited to provide scholarships for these talented students,” said Charisse R. Lillie, president of the Comcast Foundation and vice president for Community Investment of Comcast Corp.

To date, Comcast has awarded nearly $19 million to nearly 19,000 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners.


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