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Release Date: 06/05/2007

Mt. Vernon, NY – June 4, 2007 – Ten Mt. Vernon High School seniors were presented with Youth Leadership Awards totaling $8,500.  The program, underwritten by Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey, is now in its 19th year and provides students demonstrating academic achievement, community service and leadership ability with funds to be used toward college tuition. 

“Education and leadership development are at the forefront of Time Warner Cable’s community outreach,” stated Brien Kelley, General Manager, Time Warner Cable.  “These outstanding Mt. Vernon High School students are preparing to become future leaders.  They are sure to achieve their goals if they continue their current level of enthusiasm and determination.”

Students are selected based on a written application process and a video interview.  Local community members served as judges for this prominent award including Ms. Karen Watts, Director, Mt. Vernon Department of Recreation, Bob Granata, President, Fleetwood Association, and Sal Carollo of Carollo Allstate Insurance.

The inspirational keynote speaker for this event was Cheryl Wills, Anchor and Reporter for NY1 News.  With nearly twenty years in the broadcasting field, Ms. Wills has been recognized with awards from The Associated Press, The New York Press Club and The New York Association of Black Journalists, as well as earning an Honorary Doctorate Degree from New York College of Health Sciences.

The students plan to attend institutions including Hunter College, Harvard University and Syracuse University this fall.

About Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey
Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey serves over 1.4 million customers in four NYC boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and western Brooklyn), Mt. Vernon, Hudson Valley (Orange, Sullivan, Ulster Counties and parts of Dutchess, Greene and Delaware Counties) and Bergen and Hudson Counties, New Jersey.  Visit 

Our parent company, Time Warner Cable owns and manages cable systems passing approximately 26 million homes in 33 states.  The Company has 14.6 million customers for its various products, including video, high-speed data and residential telephone.  This includes approximately 13.4 million basic video subscribers and more than 6 million customers who purchase more than one product. Time Warner Cable includes some of the most technologically advanced and best-clustered cable systems in the country, with nearly 85 percent of the Company’s customers located in five geographic regions: New York, Texas, Ohio, the Carolinas and southern California.  It is the largest cable provider in the nation’s two largest cities, Los Angeles and New York.  Leveraging its leadership in innovation and quality customer care, Time Warner Cable delivers advanced products and services such as video-on-demand, high-definition television, digital video recorders, high-speed data and Digital Phone.

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