MILLSBORO – Mountaire Farms, the nation’s sixth largest chicken producer, recently awarded 32 students with $2,500 scholarships to help them pay for college. Sixteen of the students are from North Carolina.
Children and grandchildren of employees, growers, and grain suppliers are all eligible for the scholarships, which were announced recently. Winners received a certificate and a scholarship.
“We are proud of this program because it embraces everything that we care about – our employees, our growers, our grain producers and their families,” said Phillip Plylar, President of Mountaire Farms. “And these students have all demonstrated a commitment to their education, and to their communities, which we believe should be celebrated.”
Due to COVID-19, the annual luncheon which brings everyone together wasn’t possible this year.
This year’s North Carolina recipients include:
Jacob Bebber is a graduate of Alexander Central High School. His father, Mark Bebber, is a breeder grower for Mountaire. He will be attending Lenoir Rhyne University.
Chkylle Boado is a graduate of Westover High School from Fayetteville, NC. Her mother, Christine Johnson, works in Processing Operations for Black Label at our Lumber Bridge processing plant. She attends the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Sarah Bogue is a graduate of West Davidson High School from Linwood, NC. Her step-father Timothy Devinney, is a Utility Superintendent at our Siler City processing facility. She will be attending Western Carolina University.
Isabella Britt is a graduate of Whiteville High School from Whiteville, NC. Her grandfather, William R. Storms, is a broiler grower for Lumber Bridge. She will be attending Southeastern Community College.
Wyatt Brooks is a graduate of Chatham Central High School from Bennett, NC. His parents, Darin & Anesa Brooks, are broiler growers for our Siler City plant. He will be attending Central Carolina Community College.
Tara Chatham is a graduate of Alexander Central High School. Her father, Trevor Chatham, is a breeder grower for Mountaire. She attends Lenoir Rhyne University.
Jonathan Echerd is a graduate of Alexander Central High School from Taylorsville, NC. His father, Chris Echerd is a Mountaire breeder grower. He attends East Carolina University.
Caitlyn Hughes is a graduate of Sheets Memorial Christian School and lives in Lexington, NC. Her father, Jonathan Hughes, is a breeder grower for Mountaire. She will be attending Montgomery Community College.
Natalie Johnson is a graduate of Chatham Central High School from Goldston, NC. Her father, Everett Johnson is the Regional Hatchery Manager for North Carolina. She attends North Carolina State University.
Chandra Leviner is a graduate of Sandhoke Early College High School and lives in Raeford, NC. Her mother, Shannon Leviner, is an Accounting Clerk in Lumber Bridge. She attends East Carolina University.
Zy’kiuh Marsh is a graduate of Jordan Matthews High School and lives in Siler City, NC. Her father, Joseph Marsh, is a Box Room Machine Operator in Siler City. She will be attending Appalachian State University.
Mikayla Meadows is a graduate of West Bladen High School from Lumberton, NC. Her mother, Kristie Meadows, is a General Ledger Accountant at our Lumber Bridge facility. She will be attending the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
Elsa Mondragon is a graduate of Jordan Matthews High School. Her father, Benito Mondragon, is a Maintenance Mechanic for our Siler City plant. She attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
William Pennington is a graduate of North Moore High School. His father, Patrick H. Pennington, is a broiler grower for our Lumber Bridge plant. He will be attending Randolph-Macon College.
Elizabeth Phillips is a graduate of Chatham Central High School from Siler City, NC. Her mother, Shannon Phillips, is a broiler grower for Mountaire’s Siler City plant. She will be attending Campbell University.
Baniz Zangana is a graduate of Red Springs High School from Red Springs, NC. Her father, Adnan Zangana, works as a Maintenance Mechanic for Lumber Bridge. She will be attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.