Salem, N.J.—In recognition of its dedication to community service, Mannington Mills said it has awarded “Stand on a Better World” scholarships to two New Jersey graduating seniors—Alex Giudice and Olivia Langley.
This program, started by a Mannington associate and now in its 16th year, reflects Mannington’s unique commitment to local education. “Stand on a Better World” scholarships are fully funded by donations from Salem, N.J.-based associates. According to the company, two scholarships are offered—one to the child of a Salem-based Mannington associate and one to a Salem County student.
“By volunteering and helping others in their community, these students are putting into action one of Mannington’s core values—‘Do the Right Thing,’” said Keith Campbell, chairman of the board, Mannington Mills. “We’re very proud of their efforts and wish them great success.”
Alex Giudice, of Mickelton, N.J. is the “Mannington” category scholarship recipient. He is the son of Eileen Giudice and Vic Giudice, Mannington senior director of safety, health and environment. According to the company, Giudice is a graduate of Kingsway High School in Woolwich Township, and plans to attend Rutgers University. Inspired to give back to others after his mom’s battle with breast cancer, Giudice said he worked to clean up and restore “The Seeds of Hope Project,” a Cancer Community Program at Cooper Medical Center. The garden is used by cancer patients and survivors to grow organic vegetables that are given to chemotherapy patients.
Olivia Langley, of Pittsgrove, N.J., is the “Salem County” scholarship recipient. The daughter of Jeffrey and Robin Langley, she is a graduate of A.P. Schalick High School and said she has plans to attend the University of Delaware. According to the company, throughout high school, Langley was involved in the Teen Prevention Alliance, an organization that educates elementary school kids about mental health and the importance of being drug and alcohol free. She also mentored second graders at Pittsgrove’s Camp Pride, helping them build social and emotional skills and volunteered in Salem County for road clean-ups, holiday food drives, blood drives, tutoring and toy drives.