Huntington North High School graduate Kayla Koch received a one-time $1,000 Comcast Leaders and Achievers scholarship before the start of a recent Fort Wayne TinCaps game at Parkview Field.
Koch was among 50 Indiana high school seniors awarded scholarships this year by the Comcast Foundation. The scholarships honor students for their leadership skills, academic achievement and community service.
Students were honored on the baseball field before the game began. During special raffles for the scholarship recipients, Koch also won a Gateway notebook computer.
"Comcast has a vested interested in providing our youth with opportunities to excel and succeed in a highly competitive higher education landscape and job market," Tim Collins, senior vice president for Comcast's Heartland Region, says.
"We commend these students for their outstanding achievements and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors."
Koch was valedictorian of the Class of 2012, served as class president for three years, played varsity volleyball, earned Academic All-State, was vice president of the National Honor Society, served on the FCA leadership committee, participated in freshman mentoring and the student athletic board, was a scholar athlete and academic letter winner, was part of the Neighborhood Workers 4-H club and served as a YMCA board member. Koch is also a member of Union Church.
She is enrolled at Michigan State University and plans to begin taking classes this fall. Koch plans to major in biology.
Huntington North High School's class of 2012 valedictorian, Kayla Koch (center), is awarded a Comcast Leaders and Achievers scholarship by Jason Lunderman, manager of government and regulatory affairs for Comcast Cable's Heartland region (left), and Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) before a TinCaps game.