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3 local students among 24 to receive $1,000 Comcast scholarships

Johnson City Press • Updated Jun 25, 2018 at 2:19 PM

Three local students were among 24 East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia students awarded $24,000 in scholarships as part of Comcast NBCUniversal’s annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship program, the media company announced Monday.

The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a $1,000 scholarship program awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for community service, academic performance and leadership skills. Nearly $28 million has been awarded to about 27,000 high school seniors since the program began in 2001.

Local winners were:

• Nolan Bledsoe (Daniel Boone High School).

• Mary Whaley (David Crockett High School).

• Caroline Koscak (Providence Academy).

Other winners: 

• Kinsley Wykle (South Greene High School).

• Molly James (Seymour High School).

• Emily Kennison (Morristown East High School).

• Tyler Raper (Sevier County High School).

• Hope Disney (Clinton High School).

• Macy Hayes (Berean Christian School).

• Jennings King (Roane County High School).

• Jessica Cline (Bearden High School).

• Sarah Dotson (Central High School, Virginia).

• Thomas Sexton (Anderson County High School).

• Noah Smith (Campbell County High School).

• Rebecca Birdwell (Maryville High School).

• Ruth Hammond (Oak Ridge High School).

• Erin Perry (Greeneville High School).

• Lexi Bales (Gatlinburg-Pittman High School).

• Chase Bristow (Christian Academy of Knoxville).

• Jacqueline Zuraf (Knoxville Catholic High School).

• Benjamin Gibbons (West High School).

• Ashlyn Jones (Coeburn High School, Virginia).

• Reg'Onte Jones (Fulton High School).

• Garrett Byrd (Oneida High School).

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