The partnership of Mountaire Farms and Civitas Media for the Mountaire Farms/Civitas Media Scholar Athlete of the Month Award began its third year in September 2012. This year the program expanded to include high schools in Scotland, Robeson  and Bladen counties.

Each month, this award will recognize a male or female athlete in his/her senior year from one Scotland, Robeson,or Bladen County High School, who carries a “B” average 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 Mountaire Farms/Civitas Media Scholar Athlete will receive a $1,000 college scholarship plus an engraved crystal trophy recognizing him/her as the monthly honoree. Winners will also be featured in an article on the sports page(s) of The Laurinburg Exchange, The Robesonian,  and the Bladen Journal. This will spotlight the Mountaire Farms/Civitas Media Scholar Athlete’s academic and athletic performance in a print edition as well as on the sports page(s) of the newspapers website(s). Honorees will also be highlighted in Mountaire Farms quarterly newsletter. Each monthly Mountaire Farms/Civitas Media Scholar Athlete will also be eligible to receive one of two$1,500 college scholarships, which will be awarded to one male and one female athlete. These winners will be named the “Mountaire/Civitas Media Scholar Athletes of the Year.” Both will be featured in additional articles, highlighting their yearly performance, which will be in a print edition as well as on the web site and in the Mountaire newsletter.

Entries will be accepted from Aug. 1, 2015  through May 15, 2016 and 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/Civitas Media Scholar Athlete Award

Attn: Frank Taylor

PO Box 1098

Lumberton, NC 28358