Southwest student Jimenz awarded Mediacom scholarship
Counselor: 'He is a student of exceptional abilities'
Besides graduating from high school this month, Southwest student Alejandro Jimenz has an extra reason to be happy.
Jimenz was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Mediacom for outstanding leadership and academic accomplishments.
The award, which is part of the company's World Class Scholarship program, gives $1,000 scholarships to 55 graduating seniors to help support students' post-secondary education.
Wade Gleason, Mediacom's technical operations manager, presented the scholarship to Jimenz during Southwest High School's recent recognition program.
"As a technology company, Mediacom understands how important it is to invest in future leaders like Alejandro Jimenez," said Gleason. "I'm proud that my company supports talented local students with scholarship support, and we congratulate Alejandro on his accomplishments."
Jimenz' counselor, Stacey Hopper, said it has been a pleasure working with him the last four years.
"He is a student of exceptional abilities, both in and out of the classroom," she said. "His dedication to service and helping people is a rare thing. I have had an opportunity to sit and really talk to him about his future and I look forward to seeing where it takes him. I see him doing great things that will help and serve the good of many. I want to thank all of the people who supported him in his education, it is an investment that is well spent."
This year marks the 15th consecutive year Mediacom has funded World Class Scholarships for students who live in areas served by the cable and broadband company. An average of 1,200 students apply for the scholarships each year. Recipients must attend an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or technical school within the United States.
Mediacom plans to continue funding its World Class Scholarships in all areas where it provides digital cable and broadband services. High school administrators will be notified in the fall of 2016 when scholarship applications become available online for students graduating in 2017.