Harrison scholarship winners named
Three members of the Harrison Central High School Class of 2012 were awarded scholarships totaling $5000 by the Ohio State University Alumni Association, Harrison County Club.
Stephen McKinney, son of Richard and Stephanie McKinney of Hopedale, and Garrit Sproull, son of Gregg and Carolyn Sproull, each received $2,000.
Alexis Barnhart, daughter of Jeff and Dawn Barnhart of Cadiz, received $1000.
The club's scholarship committee consists of Jon Kirkland and Lois Puskarich of Cadiz and Gwen Stewart of Jewett.
Comcast awards scholarships
The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, is awarding 11 Ohio Valley high school seniors $1,000 scholarships through its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.
The program, one of the Comcast Foundation's signature community investment programs, recognizes students' leadership skills, academic achievement and commitment to community service.
Local students honored include: Rosalie Granato, Madonna High School; Kaylee LaPosta, Weir High School; Philip Mickinac, Oak Glen High School; and Morgan Olmstead of Steubenville High School in Steubenville.
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 its value to the business community.
Each year, Comcast works with high school principals, guidance counselors and school administrators to select the scholarship recipients. Since the program's inception there have been over 17,000 scholarship winners totaling more than $17.2 million.