A Sonoma student will be one of 180 high school seniors honored at a special awards ceremony at the state capitol next week.
Jonathan Weiland, a recent graduate of the , is the recipient of a Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship. The award honors seniors across California who exhibit a combination of academic excellence and leadership.
Weiland certainly fits the bill. A three-year resident at Hanna, Weiland has spent his high school career giving back to a personal cause. As a 14-year-old Weiland lived on the streets of San Bruno, before arriving at Hanna in 2009. Since then, he's created a food and clothing drive that's sent hundreds of pounds of food to the homeless shelter that often fed him in San Bruno, and the Sonoma Overnight Support (SOS) shelter.
Over the years Weiland has collected over 5,000 pounds of clothing and 8,000 pounds of food items for his causes. He was also named a 'student of the year' by the Sonoma Valley Unified School District.
On June 14, Comcast will award $1,000 and a Netbook to each of the 2012 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners; two students will win $10,000 scholarships.
In addition, the students and their families will also receive a tour of the State Capitol and the California Museum of Women and the Arts.
For a complete list of California’s 2012 Scholarship recipients, check here.