The 13th Annual Vincent J. Dooley Scholarships plus Recipients and Finalists for school year 2019-2020

Ms. Sovi Wellons of The Heritage School with Mr. Quinn Harron of Marist School have been named as the two recipients of the four-year scholarship of $1000 per year. These two recipients will also each receive $500 to donate to the charitable organization of their choice. Wellons and Harron were selected from Finalists listed below. Due to the national circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, the College Football Hall of Fame has canceled all spring events. Plaques for all Dooley Award recipients and scholarship information will be mailed to the respective athletic directors during the month of May.

Sovi Wellons achieved a 110.7 weighted GPA and will attend Dartmouth College. Her many academic honors include National Merit Semifinalist, Georgia Merit Scholar, and the Kiwanis Science Award, as well as being the founder of The Heritage School Science Olympiad. Her community volunteerism includes a surgical internship at Piedmont Hospital in Newnan, Angels House, Heritage School Can-A-Thon, and Newman Youth Council. Sovi was the 2019 GISA State Cross Country Champion, after overcoming heart surgery in 2018.

Quinn Harron achieved a 4.39 GPA and will swim at Harvard University. He was a Scholastic All American in addition to being a U.S. Open and Junior National swim qualifier, plus the Georgia High School Coaches Association 4-5A Male Swimmer of the Year. Quinn’s community volunteerism includes Swim Across America for cancer research, Meals By Grace for childhood hunger, and Friday Night Lights young swimmer mentoring program.

The Scholarship Finalists were:


Lauren BoykinsAllatoona High School
Emily FlyntArcher High School
Ashley BowdenCallaway High School
Sydne WattsCherokee High School
Amaya HarrisDutchtown High School
Anna LakoFirst Presbyterian Day School
Kate McRaeGrace Christian Academy
Katy Lyn BoardmanLyndon Academy
Taylor GreenMarion County High School
Savannah CornellMill Creek High School
Megan MessingerMount Pisgah Christian School
Shaylen SuttonNorthwest Whitfield High School
Hannah BelewPierce County High School
Sovi WellonsThe Heritage School
Olivia BlakelyWest Forsyth High School


Gavin KimAllatoona High School
Jared NationCallaway High School
Kody EverettEffingham County High School
Andres JorqueraEtowah High School
Camden LashleyFirst Presbyterian Day School
Jake BretzForsyth Central High School
Quinn HarronMarist School
Kade ScottPierce County High School
Alexander BlankinshipRiver Ridge High School
Thomas DeLoachTattnall County High School
DeVante WillisToombs County High School
David ColemanTrinity Christian School
Gabriel Van GorderUnion Grove High School
Caleb ThompsonWest Forsyth High School
A.J. MathisWest Laurens High School

All 13th Annual Dooley Award recipients

Name of SchoolName of Athlete
Alcovy High SchoolJacob Golden
Allatoona High SchoolGavin Kim
Allatoona High SchoolLauren Boykins
Americus-Sumter High SchoolBraxton Cross
Americus-Sumter High SchoolPhylisicia Lundy
Archer High SchoolEmily Flynt
Archer High SchoolCarter Peevy
Armuchee High SchoolBarton Gauge Burkett
Armuchee High SchoolCatherine Grace Stanley
Athens AcademyKate Branch
Athens AcademyTurner Trapnell
Athens Christian SchoolBlayze Haddock
Athens Christian SchoolGabby Martin
Baconton Community Charter SchoolSarah Culp
Baconton Community Charter SchoolLawson Creech
Baker County High SchoolTamia Fleming
Baker County High SchoolHunter Ornelas
Bible Baptist Christian SchoolHolly Taylor
Bible Baptist Christian SchoolKyle Page
Blessed TrinityJosh Fuller
Blessed TrinityGrace Findlay
Bradwell InstituteDariuse Cooper
CallawayAshley Bowden
CallawayJared Nation
Central High SchoolAddi Lyle
Central High SchoolShane Bruce
Cherokee High SchoolSydne Watts
Cherokee High SchoolPatrick Dahlan
Clinch County High SchoolKatie James
Clinch County High SchoolAustin Peterson
Coffee High SchoolAbbey Arnett
Coffee High SchoolWes Lott
Colquitt County High SchoolHenry Daniels
Coosa High SchoolJordan Roberts
Coosa High SchoolChanden Gordon
Creekview High SchoolWyatt Higgins
Creekview High SchoolEmily Wilkie
Dalton High SchoolZoe Dales
Dalton High SchoolBryce Houghton
DarlingtonCaroline Dingler
DarlingtonFrank Manning
Dublin High SchoolBrianna McRae
Dublin High SchoolJalen Carter
Dutchtown High SchoolAmaya Harris
Dutchtown High SchoolJason Moore
Eagle’s Landing High SchoolLauren O’Neill
Eagle’s Landing High SchoolRodney Allen, Jr
Effingham County High SchoolAshlynn Goff
Effingham County High SchoolKody Everett
Etowah High SchoolAndres Jorquera
Etowah High SchoolMargaret (Maggie) Messerly
Fayette County High SchoolMatthew Morano
Fayette County High SchoolElizabeth Marmo
First Presbyterian Day SchoolAnna Lako
First Presbyterian Day SchoolCamden Lashley
Forsyth CentralJake Bretz
Forsyth CentralLaney Kronz
Glynn AcademyHailey Yates
Grace Christian AcademyArthur Seth Parker
Grace Christian AcademyKate McRae
Greater Atlanta Adventist AcademyKyli Smith
Greater Atlanta Adventist AcademyBrendan Watson
Greenbrier High SchoolIvan Randolph
Greenbrier High SchoolKinnley Coffman
Greenville High SchoolChanler Neal
Hapeville Charter Career AcademyJoseph Weiers
Heard County High SchoolTori Caldwell
Heard County High SchoolDale Thornhill
Irwin County High SchoolPreslee Walters
Irwin County High SchoolDJ Lundy
Jefferson County High SchoolDesmond Beale
Jefferson County High SchoolAlexus Bostick
LaFayette High SchoolIsaiah Southern
LaFayette High SchoolJillian Morgan
LaGrange High SchoolMiracle Thomas
Lamar County High SchoolAderrius J. Barron
Landmark Christian SchoolAnthony Velez
Landmark Christian SchoolLexie Edwards
Lincoln County High SchoolJenny Beggs
Locust Grove High SchoolTyson Townsend
Loganville High SchoolJeremiah Rucker
Loganville High SchoolCallie Bolemon
Lyndon AcademyKaty Lyn Boardman
Marion County Middle/HSTaylor Green
Marion County Middle/HSParker Satterwhite
Marist SchoolQuinn Harron
Marist SchoolEmma Strickland
McDonough High SchoolJay Greene
McDonough High SchoolDesiree Armour
Mill Creek High SchoolSavannah Cornell
Mill Creek High SchoolSahil Shah
Model High SchoolDavid Veillon
Model High SchoolNia Allen
Mount Pisgah Christian SchoolMegan N. Messinger
Mount Pisgah Christian SchoolJames Wickline
Mount Zion HighKhalela Hayes
New Hampstead High SchoolMadison Alberts
New Hampstead High SchoolSamuel Brown
North Clayton High SchoolMartino Benjamin
North Cobb Christian SchoolMadison Marquess
North Cobb Christian SchoolAnson Mathis
North Oconee High SchoolCaroline Rose Curry
North Oconee High SchoolStanislaus Skalski Lacksen
Northgate High SchoolMaddie Hart
Northwest Whitfield High SchoolShaylen Sutton
Oconee County High SchoolPatrick Gattiker
Oconee County High SchoolLaNaya Scott
Ola High SchoolShealyn Starks
Ola High SchoolKarl Kennedy
Old Suwanee Christian SchoolBenny Mensah-Dartey
Old Suwanee Christian SchoolAndi Mierisch
Osborne High SchoolTiara Lewis
Osborne High SchoolJuan Vazquez
Peach County High SchoolBryce McGuire
Peach County High SchoolAbbygail L. Hatchett
Pierce County High SchoolHannah T. Belew
Pierce County High SchoolKade Scott
Rabun GapLexy Davis
Rabun GapJohn Bonney
River Ridge High SchoolLegacy Guider
River Ridge High SchoolAlex Blaninship
Saint Francis High SchoolMaggie Wehr
Saint Francis High SchoolHunter Jones
Savannah Arts AcademyEmily Ann Daly
Social Circle High SchoolRodriguez Nunnally
Stockbridge High SchoolJackson Jones
Stratford AcademyMary Elaine Mitchell
Stratford AcademyKieran MacKinnon
Tallulah Falls SchoolChris Geiger
Tallulah Falls SchoolSophie Alexander
Tattnall County High SchoolLayla Tucker
Tattnall County High SchoolThomas Deloach
The Heritage SchoolSovi Wellons
The Heritage SchoolBranch Burns
The Paideia SchoolLorenzo Sacchi
The Paideia SchoolSierra Petrash
Thomson High SchoolMichael A. Rogers
Thomson High SchoolShatoria Aliyah Tucker
Toombs County High SchoolDeVante Willis
Toombs County High SchoolCrystal Morales
Towns County High SchoolSophia Shook
Treutlen County SchoolsCalle Cauley
Treutlen high SchoolKamron Jordan
Trinity Christian SchoolRuthie Scott
Trinity Christian SchoolDavid Coleman
Union Grove High SchoolMadison St. Clair
Union Grove High SchoolGabriel Van Gorder
Vidalia High SchoolMadison Toole
Vidalia High SchoolAdam McCloud
Washington High SchoolJaCorey Long
Washington High SchoolBre’Anna Sanders
Wesleyan SchoolsCardo Gottlich
Wesleyan SchoolsKensie Pierce
West Forsyth High SchoolCaleb Thompson
West Forsyth High SchoolOlivia Blakely
West Laurens High SchoolMolly Hutto
West Laurens High SchoolA.J. Mathis
Woodstock High SchoolAndrew Bartolero
Woodstock High SchoolJessica Watson

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