GEORGIA ATHLETIC DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION
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2012 Scholarship Winners

The 2012 GADA High School Female and Male Scholarship Award Winners

The High School Female and Male Scholarship Awards are presented to seniors who have excelled in representing his/her school in athletic and academic performance in addition to civic participation and leadership. Each winner will receive a $1000.00 scholarship award and advance to the sectional selection competition.


Anna Rutledge - Darlington School
Anna Rutledge is ranked 4th in her class at The Darlington School.  She is a member of Cum Laude Society, a Furman Scholar, National Honor Society, Samford University Fellows finalist, Samford University Presidential Scholar finalist and Wellesley Book Award recipient.

Anna participated in swimming for four years and was named Scholar Athlete and qualified for state.  She also was a Lacrosse player for 3 years and was named Scholar Athlete and won the Lady Tiger Spirit Award.

As a leader she is on the Executive Committee of the Honor Council and Vice-President of the Y Cabinet, a member of the Student Planning Committee, D-Club and FCA.

Some of her community service includes West Rome Boys’ and Girls’ Club, Youth Ministry Team, Habitat for Humanity, Desoto Theatre volunteer, Rome mission team member and Baptist Church Day Camp Big Buddy.

Anna is a leader with her peers and plans to attend the University of Georgia, Samford University or Furman University.



Michael Gouge - Brookwood High School
Michael Gouge from Brookwood High School was a scholar and All Academic athlete. In a school of 3500 hundred students he ranks 6oth of over 750 in his class

He participated in football for 4 years, basketball for 3 years and baseball for 4 years.  He won honors as 2010 Dugout Player of the Week, Georgia Dugout Cub’s State Top 100 player to watch, 2010 GHSA State Team Elite 8, Team USA National School Baseball Tournament Invitational Top 16 Invitee and the Vince Dooley Athletes for a Better World Award in 2012.

Michael was a peer leader, a food service volunteer and a Special Education Class assistant.  His community service includes Learning Together Child Care Center and Miracle League Special Needs player assistant.

He is a leader on and off the field and plans to attend Valdosta State University.


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