I would like to thank everyone at Targeting Excellence for the opportunity to receive this scholarship. This scholarship will help me in my pursuit of achieving my academic goals, as well as finish my schooling without any student debt or loans. I am grateful for this opportunity and appreciate your eagerness to help students achieve their education and to be advocates for the agricultural industry.
Upon graduating from Wallace State Community College in May of 2022, with an Associate’s Degree in Science, I transferred to Auburn University. During my time at Auburn, I will obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Poultry Science Production, with a Minor in Business. During my time at Auburn, I have worked on campus within Dr. Morey’s research lab. During the summer before my senior year, I will complete an internship with Wayne-Sanderson Farms in Albertville, Alabama with a research project in Quality Assurance. Upon graduating from Auburn University in 2024, I intend on returning to North Alabama to work within a local poultry processing plant as a production supervisor. My career goal is to work towards becoming a plant manager, where I would then work to achieve things such as, maximizing efficiency within the plant’s production and optimize more job opportunities while improving employee benefits and working conditions. On top of working conditions, another goal would be to ensure the highest quality products for the general public, as well as meet consumer demands. My personal goals are to better develop my leadership skills and learn how to efficiently lead and work with a diverse group of people.