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7 Delaware students receive $2,500 Mountaire scholarships

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

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7 Delaware students related to Mountaire students have been given $2,500 scholarships.

Seven Delaware high schoolers will save $2,500 in college tuition thanks to Mountaire Farms, the nation’s fourth largest chicken company.

The company awarded a total of $80,000 to 32 students in the Delmarva region and North Carolina in its latest round of scholarship funds given out to children and grandchildren of employees, growers and grain producers. 

“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. “These students have all demonstrated a commitment to their education, and to their communities, which we believe should be celebrated.”

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Delaware’s recipients are:

  • Ryan Baker from Lewes is a freshman at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, where he plans to study mechanical engineering. His father, Mark Baker, is a grain producer for Mountaire for the Millsboro location.
  • Ethan Patey from Delmar is a sophomore at Delaware Tech Community College where he studies agribusiness management. His grandfather, Howard Webb, is a grain producer for Mountaire.
  • Alexis Buckley from Millsboro is a sophomore at Wilson College in Pennsylvania studying veterinary nursing. Her father, Paul Buckley, works in IT at Mountaire and her mother, Jennifer, works in accounting in Millsboro.
  • Mindy Blevins from Selbyville is a junior attending Wilmington University studying organizational leadership. Her father, Charles Blevins, is a feed mill superintendent in Frankford. 
  • Sofia Lopez from Harrington will attend the University of Delaware in the fall to major in engineering. Her father, Federico Lopez, is a shipping manager in Selbyville. 
  • Jillian Collins from Selbyville will attend Delaware Valley University in the fall to study animal science. Her father, Scott Collins, leads the security team in Selbyville.
  • Camille Bello from Millsboro is a junior at the University of Delaware majoring in health behavior science. Her mother, Lily Bello, works in purchasing in Selbyville. 





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