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Haley Mitchell wins 2015 Georgia-Pacific Scholarship

The Democrat Reporter of Linden, Alabama

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Haley R. Mitchell, a senior at Marengo Academy in Linden, Ala., has been selected as a recipient of a Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees' Children Scholarship. Haley is the daughter of James Hinson and Debra Flowers Mitchell. James is roll shipper at the Georgia-Pacific Naheola Pulp and Paper Operations in Pennington, Ala. Each year the company awards 50 scholarships to the children of employees across the country.

"We could not be more proud to add Haley's name to the growing list of employees' children from Naheola who have received GP scholarships," said Ronnie Hall, vice president, Naheola Operations. "Haley is ranked in the top one percent of her class in terms of academic achievement, extracurricular accomplishments and personal qualities and character."

Haley plans to attend Auburn University where she will study mathematics. She has career plans to become a dentist.

The Georgia-Pacific Foundation Scholarship Program for Employees' Children awards $2,000 per year for up to four years of full time college undergraduate study or until baccalaureate degree requirements are completed, whichever occurs first, for a total maximum award of $8,000.

Since the scholarship program began in 1988, Georgia-Pacific has awarded 1,400 scholarships totaling $11.4 million. The program is administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and is open to children of all active, full-time employees of Georgia-Pacific in the United States.

"We're very proud to support our employees' children through the Georgia-Pacific scholarship program," said Curley M. Dossman, Jr., president of the Georgia-Pacific Foundation. "Investing in education has always been an important focus for us, but this program is especially meaningful because our employees are directly impacted. We look forward to helping these students on their path to academic success."

Across the country, Georgia-Pacific supports a wide array of community-based educational programs that help transition students from school to the workforce with scholarships, job readiness training and technical programs. Georgia-Pacific believes in helping people with the skills needed to succeed and move forward in today's workplace.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, nonwoven fabrics, building products and related chemicals. The company employs approximately 35,000 people directly, and creates nearly 130,000 jobs indirectly. Founded in 1958, the Georgia-Pacific Foundation has four key investment areas: education, community enrichment, environment and entrepre-neurship. For more information on the Georgia-Pacific Foundation, visit

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Original Publication Date: June 4, 2015

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