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Delmarva and Delaware Employee Scholarship Winners

Mountaire Farms awarded 28 students with $2,500 scholarships to help them pay for college.

Children and grandchildren of employees, growers, and grain suppliers are all eligible for the scholarships, which were announced at luncheons in Delaware and North Carolina in July.

“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.”

Speaking to the students and their families this year was Daniel Reifenstein, who is participating in Mountaire’s Management Trainee program after successfully serving as an intern at the company. The Management Trainee program accepts recent college graduates and other candidates for leadership roles and exposes them to every aspect of the business during a 50-week training period.     

This year’s recipients for Delmarva include:

Hunter Willoughby

is a graduate from the MOT Charter School, and lives in Newark, DE. His father, Robert Willoughby, Jr., is a grain producer for Mountaire Farms. He will be attending the University of Delaware.

Hunter-Willoughby

McKenna Longo

is a graduate of Sussex Technical High School, and is from Bridgeville, DE. Her father, Mark Longo, is our Transportation Supervisor and DOT Compliance Specialist in our corporate office in Millsboro, DE. She will be attending the University of Delaware.

Christopher Clifton

is a graduate of Delmar High School, and lives in Bridgeville, DE. Her parents, Sherri and Matt Smith are growers in Bridgeville, DE for Mountaire Farms. He is attending Salisbury University.

christopher-clifton

Payge Hudson

is a graduate of Delmar High School. Her father, Allan Collins, is a grower in Millsboro, DE. She will be a freshman at Virginia Tech.

Payge-Hudson

Colton Schweiger

is a graduate of Sussex Technical High School, and lives in Berlin, MD. His mother, Angie Schweiger, works as the ERP Manager at our corporate office in Millsboro. He will be attending Salisbury University.

Colton-Schweiger

Hannah Slacum

is a graduate of Delmarva Christian High School, and lives in Ocean City, MD. Her father, Scott Slacum, is a Technical Services Manager at our Millsboro processing plant. She will be attending Coastal Carolina University.

hannah-slacum

Zachary Adams

is a graduate of Seaford High School, and lives in Seaford, DE. Her grandfather, William O’Day, is a grain producer for Mountaire Farms. He will be attending Purdue University.

Zachary-Adams

Taylor Cartanza

is a graduate of Polytech High School, and lives in Dover. Her father, Paul Cartanza, is a grain producer for Mountaire Farms.  She will be attending the University of Delaware.

Taylor-Cartanza

Courtney Floyd

is a graduate of Broadwater Academy, and lives in Pungoteague, VA. Her father, William Floyd, is a grain merchandising manager and grain producer in Eastville, VA.  She is attending Virginia Tech.

Courtney-Floyd

Madison Cook

is a graduate of Caesar Rodney High School, and lives in Townsend, DE. Her father, Stephen Cook, is a grain producer for Mountaire Farms. She is attending Norwich University.

Madison-Cook

Vicky Vazquez

is a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School, and lives in Berlin, MD. Her mother, Maria Vazquez, works as the Further Processing Superintendent at the Selbyville processing plant. She will be attending Salisbury University.

Vicky-Vazquez

Suhey Matamoros

lives in Lincoln, DE. Her father, Wil Matamoros, works as the Second Processing Superintendent at the Selbyville processing plant.  She is attending the University of Delaware.

Suhey-Matamoros

John Ring

is a graduate of Pocomoke High School, and lives in Westover, MD. His parents, Roy Ring and Candace Anderson, are Broiler Growers for Mountaire Farms. He will be attending Delaware Valley University.

John-Ring

Sourasack (Michael) Sananikone

is a graduate of Indian River High School, and lives in Selbyville, DE. His father works as a Maintenance Refrigeration Mechanic at the Selbyville processing plant. He will be attending the University of Delaware.

Sourasack-Sananikone

Kate Beauchamp

is a graduate of Holly Grove Christian School. Her father, Scot Beauchamp lives in Westover, MD and is a Broiler Grower and Grain Producer for Mountaire Farms. She is attending Delaware Valley University.

Kate-Beauchamp

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