Twenty local students who have demonstrated a commitment to their community through volunteerism have been named winners of Bright House Networks’ Volunteer Youth Awards for 2012.
Each winner will receive a new laptop computer and computer carrying case on Friday night May 4, 2012 at Tropicana Field before watching along with three guests; the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Oakland Athletics at 7:10 p.m.
Winning students performed at least 50 hours of community service throughout the year while maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or above. Winners faced stiff competition; over 250 applications for the awards were received from students throughout the seven county area served by Bright House Networks in the Tampa Bay market.
“We believe volunteerism to be a core value and a civic duty,” said Mike Robertson, Senior Vice President of Bright House Networks Florida Operations. “This is one way that we can encourage young people to give back to their community. We hope that volunteerism will become a lifelong commitment for these winners, and their peers.”
The 2012 Volunteer Youth Award Student Winners are as follows:
Sarah Hierl, Countryside High School
Diana Gorman, St. Pete High School - IB
Milan Patel, Palm Harbor University High Max Wolfson, H.B. Plant High School
Ryan Sutherland, St. Petersburg High Isis Ash, Plant City High School
Emily Almand, Strawberry Crest
Karlye Becker, Riverview High School
Max Wolfson, H.B. Plant High School
Isis Ash, Plant City High School
Rachel Wise – Zephyrhills High School
Alexandra Pierovich – Land O’ Lakes High
Halie Rose Caudill – Winter Haven High School
Lexus Pfaff – Harrison School for the Arts
David Meeks II – Citrus High School
Evan D. Kegler – Citrus High School
Jessica Doolittle – F. W. Springstead High School
Lance Robert LeDoux – Nature Coast Tech School
Matthew Davis, Southeast High School
Megan Wiedeman, Southeast High School
Kelsie Thomas, Lakewood Ranch High School
Katty Pierre-Charles, Manatee High School
About Bright House Networks
Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida, with technologically advanced systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California.
Bright House Networks serves approximately 2.5 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data, home security and automation and voice services. The company also offers a portfolio of customizable, cutting-edge business solutions spanning Internet, MEF-certified Metro Ethernet, WiFi, security, telephony, and video. Bright House Media Strategies, the advertising arm of Bright House Networks, offers businesses advanced targeted advertising solutions. Bright House Networks also owns and operates exclusive local news and sports channels in its Florida markets. For more information about Bright House Networks or our products and services, visit (www.brighthouse.com).
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