Global poultry breeding company Aviagen has announced the winners of its annual high school scholarship program. Each year the company chooses one local graduating senior from the towns and cities in the US where Aviagen facilities are located. Winners are determined based on merit and need, and an Aviagen manager often presents the students with certificates during the school’s senior awards ceremony. The funds are deposited directly into the student’s school account to cover tuition and books at the student’s college or university of choice.
Commitment to local youth
Aviagen is committed to giving back to local communities, and to educating the next generation of leaders. The company started this program more than two decades ago, awarding a $500 scholarship to students at seven locations. Since then the amount has doubled to $1,000, which is given to 14 graduating seniors across the US.
“We care about the citizens in areas where our facilities are located,” commented Marc de Beer, President of Aviagen North America. “We realize that an investment in our young people enriches our communities, as well as our future leaders of the poultry industry and beyond.”
And the winners are. . .
These are the recipients of our 2021 Aviagen high school scholarship:
Ethan Bell, Brooks County High School, Albany State University
Chandler Collins, Union County High School, University of North Georgia
Harmony Gantt, Sallisaw High School, College of the Ozarks
Emma Hargrove, Elkmont High School, Auburn University
Sophie Helton, Stone Memorial High School, TN Tech
Alicah Long, Munford High School, Troy University
Abbigail Miller, Cumberland County High School, TN Tech
John Landen Powel, Albertville High School, Wallace State Community College
Sara Grace Rose, West Limestone High School, Calhoun Community College
Dax Stubblefield, Sallisaw Central High School, Carl Albert State University
Carson Truesdale, Watertown High School, Clarkson University
Tyson Warner, White County High School, Middle Tennessee State University
Ansley Watson, Central High School, Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Kailyn Weathers, Loretto High School, Columbia State Community College