BOSTON — Comcast NBCUniversal awarded approximately $127,500 in scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year to 48 Massachusetts students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. Students are selected for their outstanding community service, academic performance, and leadership skills. The award, funded by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, is a one-time, $2,500 scholarship to be used toward undergraduate education-related expenses. Since 2001, more than $33 million has been awarded to nearly 30,000 high school…

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SEAPORT — More than 400 guests attended the 17th annual Adopt-A-Student Foundation’s gala to support scholarships for Cathedral High School students. More than $1.3 million was raised at the Oct. 18 event, which was held at the Seaport Hotel. The dinner honored Linda Dorcena Forry, vice president for Diversity Inclusion and Community Relations at Suffolk Construction. The Adopt-A-Student Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization established to ensure that students of all economic, educational, and…

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BOSTON — Comcast NBCUniversal announced on June 19, 2018 that it has awarded $112,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 school year to 103 Massachusetts students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. Since 2001, more than $28 million has been awarded to…

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Randolph — The Randolph High School gymnasium was dedicated in the memory Dennis “DJ” Simmonds, a Boston Police Department patrolman who suffered a serious concussive head injury caused by a homemade bomb while pursuing the Boston Marathon bombers in Watertown in 2013. Simmonds, a member of Randolph High’s class of 2004, died about a year after the blasts (and after returning to work) from a cerebral hemorrhage. Officer Simmonds, who had been a standout high…

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