April Regan and Jillian DiTota have been named two ofConnecticut's 44 Leaders and Achievers recipients by the Comcast Foundation.
At a May 1 event held at the State Capitol, State Sen. Len Fasano and Rep. Dave Yaccarino honored Wallingford's Lyman Hall High School student April Regan, and Jillian DiTota of Sheehan High School who have been named two of the 44 Connecticut Leaders and Achievers recipients by the Comcast Foundation.
Regan and DiTota each received a $1,000 scholarship from Comcast in recognition of their leadership skills, academic achievement and commitment to community service.
“We are very proud of what April and Jillian have accomplished through a lot of hard work and the desire to make a positive difference in their community,” Sen. Fasano said.
“This award recognizes April and Jillian for being among the brightest young minds in our state. They deserve it, and their success is a reflection of the excellent support and guidance both have received along the way from teachers, friends and family. April and Jillian are role models, and we wish them the best of luck in the future,” said Sen. Fasano.
Sen. Fasano and Rep. Yaccarino thanked the Comcast Foundation for its continued charitable support of local communities and for helping to empower young students like Regan and DiTota.
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program aims to give young people every opportunity to be prepared for the future, to engage youth in their communities, and to demonstrate the importance of civic involvement. Since the program’s inception there have been over 17,000 scholarship winners totaling more than $17.2 million.