(WREG, Memphis) The 44 recipients of the 2013 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship were recognized at a luncheon recently at the Pink Palace Mansion and Museum.

Comcast’s scholarship program 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.

More than 19,000 students have received scholarships since the program’s inception.

Students receiving awards this year from Mississippi:


Shameika Taylor – Byhalia High, Byhalia
Christopher Echols – HW Byers High, Holly Springs
Maria Riley – Lake Cormorant High, Lake Cormorant
Meghan Galtelli – Lewisburg High, Olive Branch
Melissa Dollar – Center Hill High, Olive Branch
Lakadrian Webb – North Panola High, Sardis
William Newman – Senatobia High, Senatobia
Rachel Parbs – Southaven High, Southaven
Abigal Johnson – Southern Baptist Education Center, Southaven
Desiree Robinson – Rosa Fort High, Tunica

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