Salem, N.J.—In recognition of the benefits that higher education provides to both individuals and the communities in which they live, Mannington said it is a corporate sponsor of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and the underwriter of scholarships for children of its associates. This year, Mannington-sponsored special scholarships have been awarded to two promising and talented high school seniors, Isabel Edwards and Chloe Silvers, according to the company.
“There is nothing more valuable than a good education,” said Keith Campbell, chairman of the board, Mannington Mills. “By investing in the future of these young people, we hope to help them more fully reach their potential and contribute to the world in meaningful ways. All of us at Mannington wish Isabel and Chloe great success.”
Edwards is a graduate of Model High School, in Rome, Ga. She said she plans to become an attorney and will be attending the University of Georgia, majoring in ethnic, cultural minority, gender and group studies. Edwards is the daughter of Amy and Michael Edwards, who is senior vice president of operations at Mannington Mills.
Silvers is a graduate of Adairsville High School in Adairsville, Ga. She said she plans to become a veterinarian and will be attending Berry College, majoring in pre-veterinary studies. Silvers is the daughter of Wesley and Samantha Silvers, who is a strategic account project coordinator at Mannington Mills.
Since becoming a National Merit Scholarship Corporation sponsor in 2014, Mannington said it has awarded 16 scholarships and recipients have pursued majors across an impressive spectrum of academic disciplines, ranging from physics, aeronautical engineering and natural resource management to physical therapy and international relations.
According to the company, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation is a privately funded, not-for-profit organization that has awarded college scholarships to thousands of top-performing students across the U.S. since 1955.