Friday 22 Feb 2019


Case Farms Awards Scholarships (PHOTOS)

Case Farms, through the J. Leroy Cook Memorial Scholarship Program, has awarded more than $30,000 in scholarships to nine children of Case Farms’ employees. Three of those scholarships went to children of workers at the Case Farms Goldsboro facility:

  • Anthony R. Bishop, son of Tony Bishop at Case Farms’ Goldsboro, NC facility. Anthony is attending The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in chemistry and minoring in computer science.
  • Ashleigh Hickman, daughter of Allen Hickman at Case Farms’ Goldsboro, NC facility. Ashleigh will be attending Meredith College with plans of majoring in social work.
  • Edwin Ruiz, son of Hellin Smarth at Case Farms’ Goldsboro, NC facility. Edwin will be attending East Carolina University majoring in industrial technology.

Through the scholarship program, awards are made directly to the student’s designated college or university.

The memorial scholarship program aims to recognize academic excellence and achievement at school and in the community, encourage pursuit of a post-secondary education, and provide financial assistance to qualified individuals. Established in 2005 by Case Farms founder Thomas Shelton, the J. Leroy Cook Memorial Scholarship Program honors long-time Case Farms’ employee Leroy Cook, a former senior vice president of operations at the company. To date, Case Farms has awarded more than $100,000 in college scholarships to children of employees.

Scholarship award to Anthony Bishop

Scholarship award to Ashleigh Hickman

Scholarship award to Edwin Ruiz

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