Hazleton Student Wins ADM Scholarship
HAZLETON, Pa., July 2, 2012 – Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced today that Kayle Smith has been awarded a college scholarship through the ADM Scholarship Program.
“ADM is proud to sponsor this scholarship for Kayle,” said Erik Lightner, plant manager for ADM’s Cocoa facility in Hazleton. “Outstanding young leaders like Kayle have already shown tremendous dedication, ability, and commitment to their communities, and we are pleased to help provide them the opportunity for future achievements.”
Smith, a graduate of Hazleton Area High School, hopes to attend Albright College and plans to study biology. Her father is an operator at ADM’s cocoa facility in Hazle
The ADM Scholarship Program was created to assist the children of ADM active employees with the costs associated with a college education. Winners were selected on the basis of high scores on the PSAT/NMSQT; academic record throughout high school; significant activities and contributions to the school and community; the school’s recommendation of the candidate; and a student essay.
About ADM in Hazleton
ADM owns and operates a cocoa processing plant in Hazleton, employing 200 people. This facility connects the harvest to the home by processing cocoa beans into cocoa and chocolate products for use in a variety of applications — from bakery, dairy and confections to cereals, snacks and desserts.
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve vital needs. Today, 30,000 ADM employees around the globe convert oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. With more than 265 processing plants, 400 crop procurement facilities, and the world’s premier crop transportation network, ADM helps connect the harvest to the home in more than 160 countries. For more information about ADM and its products, visit www.adm.com.
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