For senior athletes that value both high academic performance and high athletic skill, Mountaire Farms is once again teaming with Civitas Media, the parent company of the Robesonian, to offer the Mountaire Farms/Civitas Media Scholar-Athlete of the Month award program to athletes attending schools in Robeson, Bladen and Scotland counties.
Nominations are now open for this year's program, which will honor its first athlete in late September and give away a $1,000 scholarship to a winner each month until June. Monthly winners will be eligible for an extra $1,500 scholarship that will be awarded in June to the male and female Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
Winners will also receive an engraved chrystal trophy and their school receives a banner acknowledging the accomplishment.
Upon selection, the winner each month will be the focus of a story that will run in The Robesonian, the Bladen Journal and the Laurinburg Exchange. Nominated students must be seniors that participate on two or more varsity team, as captain of one, and carry at least a 3.0 GPA.
Entries for the 2013-2014 school year will be accepted from August 15, 2013 through May 15, 2014. All nominations should contain the following in submission:
- Name and gender of student;
- School attending;
- Name of school-sponsored sport(s) in which the student participates;
- Verification of grades: either a copy of the previous marking period report card or a letter from school counselor stating student's GPA (for this year's first semester marking periods, please use student's junior term final grades);
- Written recommendation from his/her coach
There is no limit on the number of submissions received each month/year from each school.
Submit your nomination by mail to:
Mountaire Farms/Civitas Media Scholar Athlete of the Month.
PO Box 1098,
Nominations outside of Robeson County can also be given to Corbin Ensminger at the Laurinburg Exchange or Curt Vincent at the Bladen Journal.
Submit a nomination online to Schlaufman@civitasmedia.com, subject Scholar Athlete Nomination. Please remember to attach a scan of the grades and a copy of the letter of recommendation to your e-mail.
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