The partnership of Mountaire Farms and The Robesonian is pleased to announce the expansion of the third annual, newly-named Mountaire/Heartland Scholar Athlete Award program. Each month, this award will recognize a male or female athlete in his/her senior year from one Robeson County, Scotland County or Bladen County high school, who carries a 3.0 GPA or higher. Nominees need to also be recognized by their coaches for outstanding sportsmanship and perform with superior ability in athletic competition.
Each month, the selected high school Mountaire/Heartland Scholar Athlete will receive an engraved, crystal trophy, recognizing him/her as the monthly honoree, and will be featured in an article on the sports page of The Robesonian, Bladen Journal and Laurinburg Exchange. This will spotlight the Mountaire/Heartland Scholar Athlete's academic and athletic performance and be in a print edition as well as on the sports page of the The Robesonian, Bladen Journal and Laurinburg Exchange's websites. Honorees will also be highlighted in Mountaire Farms quarterly newsletter. Each monthly Mountaire/Heartland Scholar Athlete will receive a $1,000 college scholarship and be eligible for an additional $1,500 in college funds, which will be awarded to one male and one female athlete. These winners will be named the "Mountaire/Heartland Scholar Athletes of the Year." Both will be featured in additional articles, highlighting their yearly performance, which will be in the print editions as well as on the websites and in the Mountaire newsletter.
Entries will be accepted from Aug. 1, 2012 through May 15, 2013 and should contain the following in submission:
>There is no limit on the number of submissions received each month/year from each school.
>So that we may honor the first Mountaire/Heartland Scholar Athlete of the Month in September, please send in your nominations beginning Aug. 1, 2012.
>Submit your nomination by mail to:Mountaire/Heartland Scholar Athlete of the Month
Click here to submit your nomination online. Please remember to attach a scan of grades and a copy of your letter of recommendation to your e-mail.