Comcast has selected four high school seniors from Chester County as leaders and achievers, and each will receive a $1,000 college scholarship for their accomplishments.

The local winners are Megan Cope, of Malvern, a senior at

Archbishop Carroll

; Michelle Hanrahan, from

Downingtown East

; Leslie Rosario, from

Downingtown West

, and JackilynLewis from

Kennett High School


Comcast's Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program picked 1,965 high school seniors from across the country this year to award for their leadership skills and community service, in addition to academic qualifications. Nominated by their principals in the winter, the scholarship recipients were announced early May.


Great Valley High School

senior and a

Center for Arts & Technology

Pickering campus senior were among four soon-to-be graduates awarded $8,000 college scholarships by the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation.

Great Valley's Katharine Curran, of Malvern, and CAT-Pickering's Janay Winston, of Phoenixville will each receive $8,000 over the next four years. Curran and Winston were two of the four area seniors interested in pursuing a career in healthcare to win the scholarships, out of 14 applicants. Winners were selected on merit and financial need, and in addition to writing a 500-word essay about why working in healthcare will be rewarding, Curran and Winston had to interview with foundation officials.

Both winners plan to study exercise science and physical therapy in college; Curran at Salisbury University in Maryland, Winston at Ursinus College.

- Will Hobson