Mountaire Farms awards children and grandchildren of employees, growers and grain producers with $2,500 college scholarships

Millsboro, DE – Mountaire Farms, the nation’s fourth largest chicken company, recently awarded 32 students with $2,500 scholarships to help them pay for college. 

Children and grandchildren of employees, growers, and grain producers were eligible for the scholarship. Winners will be invited to an event later this summer where they will receive certificates and be recognized for their efforts.   

“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.”

2023 North Carolina Scholarship Recipients

Adriyana Joyce Burns will be attending Appalachian State University to study nursing. She is the daughter of Arthur Hill, works on our production team in our Siler City processing plant.   

Jailene Lemus Hurtado will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall studying arts. Her father, Juan Lemus, works on our maintenance team at our Siler City processing plant. 

Zainab Adamou-Mohamed attends the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as a sophomore. She studies Studio Art. Her mother, Ghaisha Yahaya-Mohamed, works for our Human Resources team in Siler City. 

Mason Blaine Shell is an entering freshman that will be attending Wilkes Community College. His father, Timothy Shell, is a shift manager at our Siler City processing plant.  

Archer Kerns currently attends Western Carolina University and is studying emergency medicine. He is the son of Dan Kerns, a breeder grower for Mountaire.   

Cheyenne Childers currently attends Wilkes Community College and is studying Agribusiness. She is the daughter of Justin Childers, a breeder grower for Mountaire. 

Trace Landon Chatham plans to attend Wilkes Community College in the fall to study Agribusiness. His grandparents, Tommy and Cathy Chatham, are breeder growers for Mountaire. 

Emerson Belle Hickey plans to attend the University of Delaware in the fall to study marketing. Her grandfather Robert Emerson is a breeder grower for Mountaire. 

Macy Renee Chapman plans to attend North Carolina State University as an Agribusiness major. Her father, Daniel Chapman, is a breeder grower for Mountaire. 

Nancy Pineda Teoyotl is a senior at the University of North Carolina Pembroke, and studies information technology. Her mother, Julieta Garcia Pineda, is works on our Quality Assurance team in our Lumber Bridge plant.  

Cameron Heath Carlson will be attending Florida State University to study finance.  His father, Patrick Carlson, works in grain merchandising for Mountaire. 

Anesu Mavhiya attends the University of North Carolina at Pembroke as a Political Science in Public Policy Administration major. Her father, Borthwell Mavhiya, works at our Lumber Bridge processing plant.

Jamari Heredia will be attending Elon University in the fall and his major will be chemistry. His mother, Maria Ledwell, works in the accounting department in our Lumber Bridge processing plant. 

Madison Canoy will attend Central Carolina Community College with an associate in Applied Science and a degree in Medical Sonography. Her parents, Matt and Kim Canoy, are broiler growers for Mountaire. 

Elizabeth Phillips is a senior at Campbell University. Her major is Business Administration. Her grandmother, Patsy Phillips, and father, Shannon Phillips, are broiler growers for Mountaire.