Sadie Frame Named The 11th Annual Vincent J. Dooley Award Recipient

Senior Sadie Frame was named as the Female Recipient of the four-year scholarship of $1,000 per year by legendary Coach Vince Dooley Saturday at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta as she and the rest of the Lady Vikings Soccer Club defeated Athens Academy 2-0 in the GHSA Class-A Soccer State Championship.

Frame, distinguished herself as a four-sport athlete during her high school career, including leading her team to the school’s first-ever GHSA Softball State Championship in 2016 and the school’s first soccer title since 2012. She was region champion twice and three-time state qualifier in the 100m Hurdles along with state qualifier in the 300m Hurdles too.

In the classroom, Frame maintained a 4.0 GPA while taking five AP classes and will be attending Georgia Tech in the fall of ’18. She was named FPD’s 2017 Wendy’s High School Heisman winner, where applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community.

In the community, she has participated on mission trips to orphanages in Mexico, was the School Leader for the Tim Tebow “Night to Shine” Foundation, and was the Grade Leader for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, among other pursuits. Sadie was crowned the 2017 International Cherry Blossom Festival Queen based upon poise, intelligence, involvement in the community, and extracurricular school activities.

As part of her being the recipient of the Dooley Award, Frame received $500 to donate to the charitable organization of her choice which was the ALS of Georgia. She also organized and started the annual Dick Frame Fun Run with proceeds benefiting the ALS.

The Vincent J. Dooley Awards and Scholarships are presented annually by Athletes for a Better World and the Georgia High School Association. Each year, every high school in Georgia is invited to select one male and one female senior athlete to receive the Vincent J. Dooley Award. The award recipients are chosen for their distinguished individual character, outstanding teamwork, and citizenship

The purpose of the awards and scholarships is to call attention to the high esteem in which the values of hard work, sportsmanship, and community service are held, so that they may become a stronger part of the ethos of participation in Georgia high school sports. Since its inception, nearly $70,000 has been awarded to Dooley Scholarship recipients!

Frame, is FPD’s first Dooley Award Recipient since Fran Johnson won the award in 2011.


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