Daniel Arroyo, a senior at Sultan High School, is among the 90 recipients of the Comcast Foundation’s annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program awards in Washington State, the Foundation has announced.
Among Arroyo’s past and present achievements are Volunteers of America Youth Action Team Captain; Snohomish County East Youth Council; Sky Valley Teen Court; captain of the soccer team; captain of the Knowledge Bowl team and student body president. He has received numerous honors for these activities including the WIAA Scholastic Achievement Award. At the time the school nominated him for the scholarship, Arroyo was planning to study business at the University of Washington.
Belle Penaranda, the youth action team coordinator for Volunteers of America Western Washington, wrote the Comcast Foundation, “From day one, I have been impressed with Daniel’s initiative, reliability and compassion for doing all that he can to help make a positive difference in the lives of others. He is always the first student to step up and take action during community service projects, serving as an excellent role model and inspiration for others. He is committed to inspiring others to become civic-minded citizens in their own communities.”
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. The philosophy behind the program is to give young people every opportunity to prepare for the future and to engage them in their communities. The program also demonstrates the importance of civic involvement, and the value placed on civic involvement by the business community.
“Each year, we are excited to provide scholarships for these talented students,” said Charisse R. Lillie, president of the Comcast Foundation and vice president, Community Investment of Comcast Corp. “Comcast seeks students who demonstrate leadership abilities in school activities and who reflect a strong commitment to community service. These students are our future leaders, and we hope these scholarships will help to power their dreams for success.”