Certificates Presented to Comcast Representative in Appreciation of Comcast Cares Day
Appreciation certificates were presented to a Comcast employee representative at the PTSA meeting on October 12, MHS PTSA President Jessie Keung said. The award was presented by MUSD representatives as appreciation for Comcast Cares Day, she continued.
On April 22, Comcast Cares Day brought over 100 employees and their families to MHS to work on campus beautification projects in addition to providing a generous donation, Keung stated. At the PTSA meeting, MUSD Board Member Robert Jung and Superintendent Cheryl Jordan presented certificates of appreciation and an MHS T-shirt to Comcast Representative Nadya Smith, she said.
“[It’s really nice to] see the appreciation that kids have, or the PTSA , or the district has for what we’re doing because it’s really important for us as Comcasters,” Smith said. “I’m actually really happy to hand out the certificates to my coworkers as well as for being part of it,” she added.
Comcast employees have the opportunity to nominate a school for Comcast Cares Day, and this year, MHS was nominated and selected for the event, Smith said. Once selected, a school is required to provide a list of potential projects for Comcast, she said. Comcast then reviews what needs to be done and prioritizes the projects based on what they can afford and what really requires attention in the school, Smith continued.
“Your district gets involved as well, your maintenance department, and we work with them, along with the PTSA,” Smith said. “They helped us a lot because they organized the location for the meeting, the district organized our staging area, and where all the tools and everything would be located,” she added.
Comcast Cares Day was the result of a large group working together and not solely Comcast; it’s the community, the school district, and the company itself, Smith said. As a project lead of Comcast Cares Day, it was rewarding to come and accept the award on behalf of the company, she said.