Hanna Boys Center Student to Be Honored at State Capitol

As a recipient of a Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship, Jonathan Weiland will receive $1,000 and a laptop.


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.

Suzanne Barbara June 08, 2012 at 11:54 AM
This is a testament not only to the good work of the Hanna Center but to Jonathan. Wonderful news and Johnathan will surely have many other big things in his future.
Irene Morgan June 09, 2012 at 03:07 AM
This is an inspirational tale of a young man and the Hanna Center. Both should be lauded and Jonathan, I wish you all of the best.
Dorothy June 11, 2012 at 01:07 AM
Congratulations to Jonathan for a well deserved honor!
Ben June 11, 2012 at 05:22 PM
You are an inspiration Jon, and I am sure that the ripples you leave in your wake will have momentous effect in the future, as they already appear to have done in the past and present.
Martha Morgan June 13, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Jonathan Weiland really deserves his award. He is not only smart but shows human feelings. And it is a treasure nowadays when students live in stress, must be in a rush, study all the time, write their essays (even if they get help from companies like superiorpapers.com). They are getting colder in the heart. But Jonathan is an exception. We would need more of such a student :)


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