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WBOC/Mountaire Farms Scholar Athlete Award
2013-2014 Mountaire/WBOC Scholar Athlete Program
We are three months into our Mountaire/WBOC Scholar Athlete program. Every month we select a candidate who is not only a leader on the field, but in the classroom. Honorees must also maintain a “B” average or higher, participate in at least two varsity school sponsored programs, and be recognized by their coaches for ourstanding sportsmanship
Octavion Wilson/ Milford High School
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2013-2014 Mountaire/WBOC Scholar Athlete Program
To read more about this year's Mountaire Scholar Athlete honorees click on the 2013 - 2014 Mountaire/ WBOC Scholar Athlete tab on the side of the page.
Our local communities have many outstanding young individuals that Mountaire felt could be an inspiration to the rest of us if there was a way to recognize and call attention to their hard work, commitment to excellence, and team leadership. To accomplish this goal WBOC-TV 16 and Mountaire Farms joined together to create this unique program to highlight and honor outstanding student athletes on Delmarva. Each month, this award will recognize a male or female athlete in his/her senior year from one Delmarva 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 WBOC/ Mountaire Farms Scholar Athlete will receive an engraved crystal trophy recognizing him/her as the monthly honoree, a banner to display inside their school, and they will be featured in a 2-3 minute vignette with a WBOC Sports Director Scott Abraham (at his/her school). This vignette will spotlight our Scholar Athletes academic and athletic performance and be aired on WBOC-TV/FOX21, as well as featured on the WBOC-TV Sports Web site. Honorees will also be highlighted in Mountaire Farms quarterly newsletter, which is distributed throughout Delmarva. Each monthly WBOC/ Mountaire Farms Scholar Athlete will also receive a $1,000 college scholarship from Mountaire, which will be presented at school years end during a special awards function. At this year end fucntion one male and one female athlete scholar athlete will be named the "WBOC/Mountaire Farms Scholar Athletes of the Year." Both will receive an additional $2,500 in scholarship money.
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:
WBOC/Mountaire Farms Scholar Athlete of the Month
1729 N. Salisbury Blvd
Salisbury, MD 21801
Submit a nomination online to firstname.lastname@example.org , 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.
2012 - 2013’s ten monthly winners were:
September – Josh Wyatt of James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury, MD;
October –Colby Wyatt of Lake Forest High School in Felton, DE;
November – Wyatt Griffith of Easton High School in Easton, MD;
December – Abby Catlin of Mardela High School in Mardela Springs, MD;
January – Henry Phalen of Milford High School in Milford, DE;
February – Bethany Killmon of Sussex Tech High School in Georgetown, DE;
March – Kaitlyn Cook of Parkside High School in Salisbury, MD;
April – Max Wilt of Caesar Rodney High School in Camden, DE;
May – Bryan Selby of Holly Grove Christian School in Westover, MD;
June – Eryn Quillen of Seaford High School in Seaford, DE.
WBOC and Mountaire Farms selected these young men and women as some of the best and brightest high school seniors on Delmarva from hundreds of nominations sent in via schools, coaches and proud parents; each one having excelled on the field, in the classroom and in the community throughout their high school careers. All averaged a GPA of 3.5 or better, captained at least two varsity sports and accumulated hundreds of hours in extra-curricular activities. For their efforts each monthly winner received an engraved crystal trophy, a banner to display in the halls of their school and a $1,000 scholarship. Their individual stories were also featured in a WBOC-TV newscast. All ten student athletes were then eligible to become the Scholar Athletes of Year and receive an additional $2,500 scholarship.