Macon, GA. – Not many high school students are able to say they won a scholarship that was first awarded to their father 32 years prior. In 1984, The Macon Touchdown Club introduced The Bobby Sanders Memorial Scholarship. The first recipient of this award was a Windsor Academy student named Jimmy Dooley who not only earned All-Region and All-State honors, but also earned an A in every single course he took in high school. This week, Jimmy and his wife Dee-Ann proudly watched as their son, Jacob, accepted one of only four Bobby Sanders Memorial Scholarships at the MTC Jamboree.
“I was honored to receive this award and very thankful that Coach Woodard nominated me. It’s a wonderful feeling to be a second generation winner of this award especially since my father was the very first one,” remarked Jacob. While Jacob excels on the field as a vital member of the TSA Football and Baseball teams, his ability in the classroom does not go unnoticed by his teachers.
Dooley’s Dual Enrollment instructor, Lynne Adams commented, “Jacob’s resume and impressive SAT score are strong indicators of his academic ability. That is part of what has made him and will continue to make him successful.”
Not unlike his father, Jacob was driven to pursue additional leadership roles as a Tattnall Square Academy student. He serves as Student Council President, has been a member of The Beta Club for four years, is an Honor Scholar, and has taken numerous Honors and AP/Dual Enrollment courses. Jacob is a member of The Key Club, Science Club, Young Life, and FCA. He attends Piedmont Church with his family and has been accepted to Mercer University as well as Auburn University.