GLENDALE, Ariz. (FWAA) – Kaylynn Monroe, a freshman
at Florida State University, was named Monday as the 10th winner
of the Volney Meece Scholarship.
The scholarship is awarded annually by the Football Writers Association
of America and named for the late Volney Meece. Meece served 22
years as the FWAA's executive director and was the organization's
president in 1971.
The scholarship is a $1,000 annual grant for four years. It is
given to a deserving son or daughter of an FWAA member.
The 19-year-old Monroe is the daughter of long-time FWAA member
Carol Monroe, the Senior Director of Public Relations for the Capital
One Bowl/Champs Sports Bowl.
Kaylynn's impressive academic record at Winter Park High School
included selection to the National Honor Society, the English Honor
Society and the Principal's Award. She was a member of the Winter
Park High School soccer team, which advanced to the state finals
in Class 6A and was ranked fourth nationally.
In addition to her academic work, Kaylynn was involved in a number
of extra-curricular activities as a high school student. She was
a member of the Mexico Mission trip to the Door of Faith Orphanage
in La Mission, Mexico, and President of the All For the Love of
One, a cancer awareness club. She was a preschool teacher's aide
for two summers at First Congregational Church, participated in
Habitat for Humanity and was on the student cabinet for Weekends
of Greater Orlando, an organization providing students with a drug
and alcohol free atmosphere.
Kaylynn has continued to be involved in philanthropic projects
at Florida State University, where she is pursuing a career in the
Previous Meece Scholarship winners include: Brett Goering, Topeka,
Kan.; Kelly Brooks, Denver, Colo.; James Butz, Schaumberg, Ill.;
Sara Barnhart, Atlanta, Ga.; Patrick Davis, Coventry, Conn.; Jacqueline
O'Toole, Gaithersburg, Md.; Garrett Holtz, Denver, Colo.:, Katie
Hersom, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Katie Wieberg, Lawson, Mo.
• Volney Meece Scholarship