Marcus Snoddy of Roswell High School was one of the Comcast Foundation's "Leaders and Achievers" 2012 Scholarship program.
Snoddy is one of 83 Georgia recipients of the award, which 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.
Among this year’s North Fulton "Leaders and Achievers" recipients are:
High School Name
Alpharetta High School
Riverwood High School
“Comcast is delighted to again award scholarships to Georgia’s best and brightest high school seniors who exemplify what it means to be a leader,” said Andy Macke, vice president of government and community affairs for Comcast’s Big South region. “We fully believe these 83 individuals have the necessary skills, talents and work ethic to accomplish incredible feats and become the next generation of movers and shakers across the business, government and nonprofit fields.”
The 2012 Georgia Leaders and Achievers recipients represent 53 different cities across the state of Georgia and were honored during a pre-game celebration at Turner Field prior to the June 15 Braves game. The celebration included remarks from Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and appearances by numerous state and local elected officials.
“On behalf of the state of Georgia, I’m proud to congratulate our 83 Leaders and Achievers scholarship recipients on displaying the dedication to academic success and community involvement that sets them apart from their peers,” said Cagle. “I wish all of the scholars the best of luck as they prepare to further their education and training this fall, and I thank Comcast for their continued support of Georgia’s students.”
The philosophy behind the scholarship program is to give young people every opportunity to be prepared for the future, to engage youth in their communities, to demonstrate the importance of civic involvement and the value placed on civic involvement by the business community.
The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999, provides charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives. Since the scholarship program’s inception, there have been over 15,400 scholarship winners totaling more than $15.4 million.