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Mediacom Communications awards Entrepreneur of Tomorrow scholarships to 13 high school graduates


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  • Picture provided by Mediacom Pictured left to right are: Colin McGuire, Warwick Valley High School; Lauren Maitner, Newburgh Free Academy; Dalton Sargant, S.S Seward Institute; Symone Thomas, John S. Burke Catholic High School; Christy Shih, Goshen High School; Rocco B. Commisso, Mediacom chairman and CEO; Amanda Marks, Monroe-Woodbury High School; Daniel Cummings, Valley Central High School; and Sharon Kane, Port Jervis High School. Also receiving Mediacom Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Awards were Kasey Palmer, Chester Academy; Nicole DþÄôAmbrosio, Cornwall High School; Justin Eltz, Middletown High School; and Alexandria Steinmann, Washingtonville High School.



BLOOMING GROVE — Mediacom Communications announced today that it held a reception honoring the inaugural class of Mediacom Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Award recipients.

The awards were given to graduating seniors from 13 high schools in Orange County who were selected based on their work ethic, academic performance and personal accomplishments.

Each student received a $1,000 scholarship and a plaque commemorating their achievement.

During the reception, Mediacom’s Chairman and CEO, Rocco B. Commisso, gave a brief history of the company, highlighting the entrepreneurial roots upon which Mediacom was founded.

Take risks, lead by example, be ethical

He also shared his views on succeeding in business, encouraging the students to work hard, lead by example, take risks, seize opportunities and always conduct themselves ethically.

“The scholarships I received graduating from high school were fundamental to my pursuit of a college education,” Commisso said. “In creating the Mediacom Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Award, it was my goal not only to recognize Orange County’s next generation of entrepreneurs but also to assist them, in a small way, in covering their college tuition.”

About Mediacom

Through its World Class Scholars Program, September 11th Memorial Scholarship Fund and the newly created Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Award, Mediacom has provided college scholarships totaling more than $1.2 million to more than 1,200 students nationwide since 2001.

Mediacom Communications Corporation is the nation’s eighth largest cable television company and one of the leading cable operators focused on serving the smaller cities in the United States.

More information about the company is available at www.mediacomcc.com.

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