Ms. Isabel Calimlim of St. Vincent’s Academy and Mr. Matthew Brown of Wesleyan 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. Coach Vince Dooley and the GHSA Executive Director Dr. Robin Hines offered inspirational remarks during the ceremony held at the College Football Hall of Fame on May 21st. Athletes for a Better World Executive Director Brad Catherman plus ABW Board member and Chair of the Awards ceremony Matt Miller served as masters of ceremonies.
Isabel Calimlim achieved a 4.36 grade point average with multiple AP and Honors courses. Her leadership included positions such as Vice President of the National Honor Society, and Model United Nations Team. Isabel was the Team Captain of both the Cross Country and Soccer Teams, leading the soccer team to three State Championships. Off the field, she raised money to build tricycles for children with disabilities, while also fundraising for blood cancer research. Her other volunteer projects include packaging food for two different children’s meal programs.
Matthew Brown achieved a 3.65 grade point average with multiple AP and Honors courses. His academic achievements include being inducted into the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honors Society. As Team Captain, Matthew excelled in football, wrestling, and lacrosse while earning multiple county and region First Team awards. Off the field, his many charitable pursuits include community service for elderly care, foster care, food pantry programs, and national mission trips.