Mediacom Communications presented Ryan Danaher, a 2018 graduate of Stephen Decatur High School, with a $1,000 scholarship as part of the company’s World Class Scholarship Program.

The award recognizes the Bishopville resident for outstanding leadership and academic accomplishments.

Mediacom annually gives $1,000 scholarships to 55 graduating seniors to provide support for the students’ post-secondary education. This marks the 17th consecutive year Mediacom has funded World Class Scholarships for students who live in areas served by the cable and broadband company. On average, approximately 1,200 students apply for the scholarships each year.


Comcast NBCUniversal awarded approximately $110,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 school year to 101 Maryland students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.

Among them were Worcester County students Piajah Johnson of Pocomoke High School and Laila Mirza of Worcester Technical High School in Newark.

The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.

The students were recognized during a special event held at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis on May 16.

Since 2001, more than $28 million has been awarded to nearly 27,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers Program.

Singers needed

Delmarva women’s a capella chorus is looking for singers for the Ocean Pines 50th anniversary celebration on June 21. The chorus needs 50 singers for this one-time event. Attend practice with the group on Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Ocean Pines Community Center. No auditions required. Call Jean Beatty, publicity chair, Delmarva Chorus, at 410-208-4149 for details.

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