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Emerald Isle, N.C. (July 12, 2018) — Three high school students in Carteret County, North Carolina, have been chosen by First Flight Solutions to receive $2500 scholarships towards their university education.

The winning applicants are Kamryn Haut of Swansboro High School, who will attend Meredith University in fall 2018; Hannah Paul of Croatan High School, who will attend University of North Carolina in fall 2018; and Anna Loynes of West Carteret High School, who will attend Wake Forest University in fall 2018.

Each year, the Transportation Impact and First Flight Solutions Scholarship is awarded to Carteret County students who wow the scholarship committee with their high school achievements and their future goals. Each awardee must also demonstrate the companies’ five core values of work ethic, integrity, professionalism, passion, and perfection.

The selection process begins with written applications, which are reviewed by a committee consisting of one First Flight Solutions employee from each department. After reviewing the applications, the committee chooses five applicants from each school to interview. An extra factor in the selection of this year’s recipients is that company employees have children at the three schools attended by the successful candidates.

“We had a lot of applicants from the three local schools, which was great to see,” said Doug Starcke, Managing Partner of First Flight Solutions. “The winning students particularly impressed us with their drive and enthusiasm to learn and succeed. We wish Anna, Hannah, and Kamryn the very best with their studies and their future careers. Maybe one day we’ll be hiring them!”



About First Flight Solutions:

First Flight Solutions is a supply chain spend-management firm headquartered in Emerald Isle, N.C. A 5-time Inc. 5000 honoree, First Flight improves our customers’ logistics operations through advanced TMS technology. Paired with our innovative “cost-based” negotiation strategy, this ensures our customers benefit from low small parcel and LTL rates, accurate invoice auditing, and optimized routing decisions on every shipment. In addition to the Inc. 5000, the company has been honored with back-to-back NC Fast 40 and North Carolina Top 100 Private Companies, Eastern NC BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, CAI Ovation Award for Corporate Social Responsibility, Parcel Hot Company, and consecutive Inc. Magazine Best Workplaces. For more information, visit


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Jillian Farrington


First Flight Solutions

8921 Crew Drive

Emerald Isle, NC 28594

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