Today, young Hoosier leaders were recognized at a Statehouse ceremony for the Comcast 2011 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. Since 2001, Comcast has worked with principals, guidance counselors and school administrators to honor students based on academic achievement and commitment to the community. Each student was awarded a $1,000 college scholarship.
Among award recipients this year was Rachel Buck, daughter of Toby and Amy Buck of Anderson. Rachel is currently a student at Anderson High School. Sen. Tim Lanane of Anderson joined the Buck family at the ceremony. Along with her scholarship, Rachel was also the recipient of a new Netbook, won at a raffle during the event.
Three constituents from Senate District 1 were also honored: Elizabeth Quinn from Highland, Olivia Koufos from Munster and Walter Kasprzycki from Hammond. Sen. Frank Mrvan of Hammond said he was very proud of the students’ success.