The Ninth Annual Vincent J. Dooley Awards and Scholarships Recipients for school year 2015-2016

Regan Sikes of Pierce County High School, and Jack McRae III of Grace Christian Academy were named as the recipients of the four-year scholarship of $1000 per year by legendary Coach Vince Dooley on May 7, 2016 at a lunch ceremony held at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Nearly 500 student-athletes and guests attended the event which featured inspirational messages from Coach Dooley, ABW Founder/President Fred Northup, and Carror Wright of the Georgia High School Association. All guests enjoyed a self-guided tour of the Hall, compliments of the Chick-fil-A Foundation. The Scott Hudgens Foundation was once again the Presenting Sponsor for the event.

Ms. Sikes distinguished herself in and out of the classroom by achieving a 4.0 average while lettering in tennis, track, and softball, the latter pursuit earning her Player of the Year honors in Region 1AAA. Regan participates in CureSearch cancer walks, mission trips to the Dominican Republic, Special Olympics, and Sycamore Tree for those in need. She was elected Class President, is Secretary of the First Southern Bank Junior Board of Directors, and was chosen to be a delegate for the REMC Washington DC Youth Tour. Regan selected Mattie’s Mission in Waycross, Georgia as her recipient of a $500 donation from Athletes for a Better World as a part of the Dooley Scholarship. She will attend Armstrong Atlantic University.

Mr. McRae is his school’s all-time leading scorer in basketball, and also excelled at soccer, tennis, and track. This 4.0 Valedictorian extended his passion for science by completing an internship at Florida State’s Biomedical program, helping him to earn an award from the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC. His DAR Good Citizen Award by a faculty vote was a result of numerous clothing and food drives, as well as tutoring young students of migrant workers. Jack’s selfless charity work was again rewarded by being named as a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, Washington, DC. He has designated Friendship House of Jesus in Bainbridge, Georgia as his recipient of a $500 donation from Athletes for a Better World as a part of the Dooley Scholarship. Jack will attend the University of Georgia.

Dooley scholarship winners 2016
Pictured from left to right: Vince Dooley, Regan Sikes, Jack McRae III, and Fred Northup
2016 Dooley Scholarship finalists
2016 Dooley Scholarship Finalists

The 2016 Scholarship Finalists were:

Male Finalists

  1. David Brittingham, North Cobb Christian School
  2. Jared Brown, Jefferson High School
  3. Tyler Harper, Wesleyan School
  4. Ian Hentenaar, Winder-Barrow High School
  5. Alex Herndon, Calvary Day School
  6. Will McCormick, First Presbyterian Day School
  7. Emory McKenzie, Westover High School
  8. Jordan McKinney, Dalton High School
  9. Jack McRae III, Grace Christian Academy
  10. Tyler Messer, Peach County High School

Female Finalists

  1. Lauren Colston, Landmark Christian School
  2. Harley Dawson, Long County High School
  3. Sydney Hutto, Greenbrier High School
  4. Mia Lester, Warren County High School
  5. Calli McMullen, Georgia Military College Prep School
  6. Ally Parker, Stratford Academy
  7. Shania Reeves, Callaway High School
  8. Jaclyn Regnery, Etowah High School
  9. Sarah Roon, Archer High School
  10. Regan Sikes, Pierce County High School

Congratulations to all the 2016 Dooley Award recipients:

Name of SchoolName of Athlete
Adairsville High SchoolSalvador Kenneth Grimaldo, Jr.
Adairsville High SchoolStephanie Leon Corona
Aquinas High SchoolAshlyn Ryleigh Shields
Aquinas High SchoolWill Evans
Archer High SchoolWill Jay Bearden
Archer High SchoolSarah Nicole Roon
Athens AcademyRiddhi Pragnesh Patel
Athens AcademyMatthew Mastandrea
Baconton Community Charter SchoolBrooks Tanner Pinson
Baconton Community Charter SchoolCarlye Grace Cranford
Baker County HighKeeria LeAndra Shazer
Blessed Trinity Catholic High SchoolRobby Gipson
Blessed Trinity Catholic High SchoolAnnie Frances Dempsey
Bowdon HighAlana Nunn
Bowdon HighCharles Brewer
Bremen High SchoolAndrea Lasseigne
Callaway High SchoolShania Denea Reeves
Callaway High SchoolCortney Jacquez Laye
Calvary Day SchoolJessica Lanier
Calvary Day SchoolAlexander Herndon
Cedar Grove High SchoolDeja Aaliyah Holmes
Centennial High SchoolAlyssa B. Beck
Centennial High SchoolCaden Herring
Central Carroll High SchoolJake Duncan
Chattahoochee County High SchoolJulia Alexa Botello
Chattahoochee County High SchoolJoshua Lawrence Edwards
Cherokee High SchoolBailee Nicole Gilbreath
Cherokee High SchoolBrittain Keith Brown
Clinch County High SchoolMaddie Fortner
Clinch County High SchoolRiley James
Coffee High SchoolTess Robinson
Coffee High SchoolJcKenzie Walker
Coosa High SchoolMary Ellen Masters
Coosa High SchoolMatthew Gary Towe
Dalton High SchoolJordon McKinney
Dalton High SchoolCallie Smith
Darlington SchoolRobert Harbin Ledbetter III
Darlington SchoolJade Elin Cox
Druid Hills High SchoolRichard Kwizera
Druid Hills High SchoolMorgan Lynn Rossi
East Jackson High SchoolAnneka Rachel Cozzens
East Jackson High SchoolJacob H. Lindenmeyer
East PauldingMitchell Paul White
Effingham County High SchoolKaitlyn Nicole Kelly
Effingham County High SchoolJake Dangerfield
Etowah High SchoolJaclyn Regnery
Etowah High SchoolJohn Wesley Summers
Excel Christian AcademyTessa Joy Thornbrough
Excel Christian AcademyCaleb West
First Presbyterian Day SchoolSydney Brenae Reese
First Presbyterian Day SchoolWill McCormick
Fitzgerald High SchoolMarkarius Lundy
Forsyth Central High SchoolWesley Parker Bacastow
Forsyth Central High SchoolDevyn Renee Malinzak
Franklin County High SchoolPhoenix Roberts
Franklin County High SchoolCatherine Michele Ginn
Gainesville High SchoolSally Callahan
Gainesville High SchoolSpencer Strickland Ralston
George Walton AcademyTristan Shelnutt
George Walton AcademyBrooks Barrineau
Georgia Military College Prep SchoolPatrick Lewis
Georgia Military College Prep SchoolCalli McMullen
Grace Christian AcademyMaggie Perra Harrell
Grace Christian AcademyJon Mallory “Jack” McRae III
Greenbrier High SchoolSydney Hutto
Greenbrier High SchoolJustin T. Smith
Grovetown High SchoolKwajelin Nijae Farrar
Grovetown High SchoolBenjamin Jean
Haralson County High SchoolDalton Wade Aldridge
Haralson County High SchoolKaycee Mae McElroy
Harrison High SchoolMikenzie Vaughn
Harrison High SchoolAustin Joseph York
Heard County High SchoolJohanna Rochelle Beyer
Heard County High SchoolAustin Barron
Howard High SchoolJake Thornton
Irwin County High SchoolTaylor Allen Green
Irwin County High SchoolCyrus Vincent Johnson
Jefferson County High SchoolBeau Alston Merritt
Jefferson County High SchoolKaitlyn Wren Goodwin
Jefferson High SchoolEmily Jeanne Dufty
Jefferson High SchoolJared Michael Brown
King’s Ridge Christian SchoolAlexandra Stampfl
Lake Oconee AcademyStephanie Cervantes
Lake Oconee AcademyRobert Hatfield
Landmark Christian SchoolLauren Emily Colston
Landmark Christian SchoolStockton James McGuire
Lee County High SchoolCole Maxwell
Lee County High SchoolRachael Nagy
Long County High SchoolHarley Elizabeth Dawson
Long County High SchoolBrendon Scott
Lucy C. Laney High SchoolDanye Milak Washington
Marion County High SchoolLorenzo Ramon Smothers
Marion County High SchoolLavonia Marie Dixon
Marist SchoolMatt Haertel
Marist SchoolKatherine Ann Connolly
Mary Persons High SchoolWill Bazemore
Mill Creek High SchoolGavin Childers
Montgomery County High SchoolBakari Woords
Montgomery County High SchoolKailey Eudy
Mount Vernon Presbyterian SchoolAutumn Marie Burnette
Mount Vernon Presbyterian SchoolBenjamin Alan Martin
Mount Zion High SchoolSavannah Stephens
Mount Zion High SchoolDaniel Mozell Anderson III
Mount Zion, JonesboroTyeisha Quentavia Juhan
Mount Zion, JonesboroTimotheus J. Slade
North Cobb Christian SchoolMoriah Kassi Hidden
North Cobb Christian SchoolDavid W. Brittingham
North Oconee High SchoolHaley Grable
North Oconee High SchoolConnor R. Krieger
North Paulding High SchoolMorgan Mixon
North Paulding High SchoolKyle Banks
Oconee County High SchoolRexx A. Hallyburton
Oconee County High SchoolLeah Elizabeth Mai Le
Old Suwanee Christian SchoolEric Dean Osuch
Peach County High SchoolRachel Burns
Peach County High SchoolTyler Messer
Pierce County High SchoolRegan A. Sikes
Pierce County High SchoolBrit Williamson
Randolph-Clay High SchoolJoshton Millsap
Randolph-Clay High SchoolNiesha Starling
River Ridge High SchoolLeonor Patricia Nickell
River Ridge High SchoolDylan Schoknecht
Salem High SchoolNicholas J. West
Salem High SchoolLeilani Makini Smith
Screven County High SchoolRebekah Alease Woods
Sequoyah High SchoolMitchell Edward Peters
Sequoyah High SchoolLauren Patricia Hartman
South Atlanta High SchoolNatasha Marie Barrow
South Forsyth High SchoolRonnie Chambliss
South Forsyth High SchoolSofia I. Tapia
South Paulding High SchoolMacie Ann LaFavor
South Paulding High SchoolJames Story
Sprayberry High SchoolAreale Frazier
Spraybery High SchoolGraham Martin Coleburn
St. Vincent’s AcademySara Kathryn Boyles
Stewart County High SchoolAaron Bradley
Stone Mountain High SchoolJamila Dickerson
Stratford AcademyAllyn Elizabeth Parker
Tallulah Falls SchoolKaitlyn Marie Crosby
Tallulah Falls SchoolCody Thomas
Tattnall County High SchoolBlake Anthony Durrence
Tattnall County High SchoolCallie Elizabeth Thompson
The Academy of Richmond CountyMaKayla Cierra Tanksley
Tift County High SchoolAdam Spurlin
Troup County High SchoolElijah P. Patrick
Troup County High SchoolAmber Faye Arnold
Twiggs County HighTyler Jordan Little
Veterans High SchoolAaron Joshua Todd
W.D. Mohammed High SchoolZafir I. Abdus-Salaam
The Walker SchoolQuincy L. Wiles
The Walker SchoolJohn Barrett Kulik
Warren County High SchoolMia Tyneshis Lester
Wesleyan SchoolAnna McCamy Brown
Wesleyan SchoolTyler Logan Harper
West Forsyth High SchoolJenna Staiti
West Forsyth High SchoolTroy Crawford
West Laurens High SchoolAllison Raye Souza
Westover High SchoolEmory Isaac McKenzie
Whitefield AcademySunni Dupree
Whitefield AcademyKerry Robert Martin
Winder-Barrow High SchoolMoriah Elise Gibson
Winder-Barrow High SchoolIan Thomas Hentenaar

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