Live Oak Student Wins ADM Scholarship
VALDOSTA, Ga., July 2, 2012 – Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced today that Christopher Thomas has been awarded a college scholarship through the ADM Scholarship Program.
“ADM is proud to sponsor this scholarship for Christopher,” said Bill Simmons, plant manager for ADM’s refinery and packaging facilities in Valdosta, Ga. “Outstanding young leaders like Christopher have already shown tremendous dedication, ability, and commitment to their communities, and we are pleased to help provide them the opportunity for future achievements.”
Thomas, a graduate of Suwannee High School in Live Oak, Fla., hopes to attend the University of Florida-Gainesville and plans to study pre-medicine. His father is a maintenance mechanic at ADM’s facility in Valdosta.
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 Valdosta
ADM owns and operates a soybean and cottonseed crushing facility, a cottonseed delinting facility, a vegetable oil refinery and packaging plant as well a trucking operation in Valdosta. These facilities connect the harvest to the home by processing soybeans and cottonseed into a variety of feed ingredients, cotton fiber and vegetable oils and then distributing them to customers through ADM’s expansive logistics network.
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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