Announcing the 2018 MOTAG Scholarship Recipients

MOTAG SOUTH is proud to announce that we now have 3 students that are benefiting from the MOTAG Scholarship program.

These students were carefully selected by the Scholarship team headed up by Alastair Twaddle of International Paper.

Please welcome Wilder Person, Emily Barrett, and Darci DeBrunner to the MOTAG family.


WILDER PERSON Bio: I am coming into my senior year at North Carolina State University and will be finishing up my undergraduate forest management degree as well as a Spanish minor. I also just recently returned from a semester abroad at the University of Concepción and internship with The Forestry Productivity Cooperative in Chile. I am looking to hopefully help a company manage their land here in the US and or in South America.


EMILY BARRETT Bio: I was born and raised in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bedford County, Virginia. I graduated from Liberty High School in 2016. While in High School I was a member of the Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Team and held a Co-Captain position my senior year. I was an Army JROTC Cadet for my last two years at LHS and rose to the rank of Cadet Major and served as my Battalion Executive Officer. Since 2015 I have been a member of the Bedford County Fire and Rescue Squad and earned my EMT-B certification in 2016. During my junior and senior year I also worked part time at my local Food Lion as a cashier. Currently I am a Junior year Cadet in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. I study Forest Resource Management at Virginia Tech and I absolutely love the program! All the field classes and coursework pertaining to conserving and managing our planet's natural resources really piques my interest. Even though I’m not quite certain what specific career path I would like to take, but I am certain that graduating with a degree in Forestry from Virginia Tech will provide me many opportunities to have a positive impact on our planet.

DARCI DEBRUNNER Bio: and I am a senior majoring in forestry at Auburn University. I grew up in Tallahassee, Florida and was involved in scouting during my time there. In college I got involved with Auburn’s Society of American Foresters student chapter, and currently hold the treasurer and VP position, as well as the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences student ambassadors. Some of my favorite hobbies are backpacking, kayaking, reading, and playing the flute in the local community band.


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