Larry Bothwell Dream Makers Scholarship
Each year the St. Clair County Sports Hall of Fame awards scholarships to two deserving senior student athletes from St. Clair County in memory of Larry Bothwell. The scholarships are given to an athlete from the county high schools on a rotating basis. The schedule is as follows:
2022 Ragland High School and
Springville High School
2023 St. Clair County High School and Pell City HIgh School
2024 Ashville High School and Victory Christian
2025 Moody High School and Ragland High School
Jimmy Campbell Memorial Scholarship
Beginning in 2021, the Jimmy Campbell Memorial Scholarship was begun by the Campbell family as a way to memorialize him and honor a female athlete from Ragland High School. One scholarship will be awarded each year.
All scholarship applications are due by November 1 of each year and the scholarship will be awarded at the St. Clair County Sports Hall of Fame banquet each January.
Please see your high school counselor for a copy of the application if it is your school’s year to be chosen, or you may download one from here and return to your counselor.
Jewel Ferguson is the inaugural recipient of the Jimmy Campbell Memorial Scholarship. She is first in her class at Ragland High School, maintains a 4.3 GPA and made a
26 on her ACT. Ferguson played both softball and basketball for three years, ran track for two years and was a varsity cheerleader for two years.
She is a member of the Student Council; National Honors Society; FCCLA; Beta Club; Mu Alpha Theta, RHS Student Ambassador; FFA and First Priority. She is also Class President, 2021 Outstanding Senior, and 2020 RHS Homecoming Queen.
She is a Church of the Highlands small group leader, Popes Chapel Community Church member, and Christ Unity Church attendee.
She plans on attending Wallace State Community College to pursue certification as an Occupational Therapy Assistant.
Gabrianna Wood is the 2021 Dream Makers Scholarship recipient from Victory Christian High School. She maintains a 4.67 GPA and made a 23 on her ACT. She is a
cheerleader and plays basketball and softball.
She is a member of the Beta Club, Key Club, Chess Club, Debate Club and Drama Club.
Her involvement at church includes choir member, usher, youth leader, greeter, and media ministry.
Her future educational plans include earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
Major Yancy is the 2021 Dream Makers Cholarship recipient from Moody High. He is ranked first in his class academically, and maintains a 4.21 GPA.
He is a member of the baseball team and bowling team. He is the manager for the volleyball and girls’ basketball teams.
Yancy is a member of the National Beta Club, National English Honor Society, Sigma Delta Phi, Key Club, Student Council, Pep Club and FBLA. He is also the Senior Class President, Student Council Vice-President, MHS Leadership Team and the St. Clair County Leadership Team. Yancy has been a member of Church of the Highlands Motion Leadership Team for over 12 years.
He plans on attending the University of Alabama or Mississippi State University to pursue a degree in Broadcast Journalism or Meteorology.
Harper Bell is the 2020 Dream Makers Scholarship recipient from Pell City High School. She is Pell City girls’ varsity soccer captain, and became the first female to play football for the Panthers as a kicker. She was the North-South Girls Soccer All-Star MVP and was named to the Birmingham United Soccer Association 01/02 SCCL team.
Bell is ranked ninth in her senior class and maintains a 4.35 GPA. She made a 30 on her ACT. She is a member of the Senior Beta Club, Interact Club, Spanish Club, Earth Club and English Honors Society.
Bell plans on attending UAB to major in Biomedical Sciences and then go on to medical school to become a Radiologist.
She attends Stemley Baptist Church where she volunteers to help during Vacation Bible School.
Cesar Segura is the 2020 Dream Makers Scholarship recipient from Ashville High School. He is a four-time state qualifier in Track & Field, a two-time state qualifier in Cross Country and the starting point guard for the Ashville basketball team. He made the JV All-Tournament Basketball Team in 2016 and the Varsity All-Tournament Basketball Team in 2018.
Segura is ranked first in his senior class and maintains a 4.39 GPA. He made a 33 on his ACT. He is president of the SGA, member of the National Honor Society, Senior Beta Club and Scholar’s Bowl.
Segura’s dream is to attend Stanford or Southern Cal to major in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Spanish or Economics. His second choice is to attend Alabama,
Auburn or AUH.
He currently attends The Church at WIlls Creek in Gadsden.
Abby Swaney is the 2019 Dream Makers Scholarship winner from Springville High School. Swaney plays softball and volleyball for SHS. She has led the Lady Tiger softball team to four consecutive state championships as the ace pitcher. She has been named to the All-State Team four years in a row and this past season was named Most Valuable Player of the state tournament and named Class 5A Player of the Year.
Swaney maintains a 3.9 GPA and is ranked 30th in her class. She is a member of the Math Club, Beta Club, Key Club and Family Career and Community Leaders of America.
She signed a scholarship to play softball with Samford University.
She attends Church of the Highlands.
Jo’van Ousley is the 2019 Dream Makers Scholarship winner from St. Clair COunty High School. Ousley plays football, basketball and baseball at SCCHS in Odenville. He has made the St. Clair All-County Football Team three years in a row, and has been named Defensive Most Valuable Player for the past two seasons.
Ousley maintains a 3.3 GPA and is ranked 18th in his class. He participates in the St. Clair County Special Olympics every year.
He plans to attend college somewhere and wants to play football. He also plans to study sports medicine. He is a member of New Life Baptist Church.
Alyssa Fowler is the 2018 Dream Makers Scholarship winner from Moody High School. Alyssa plays volleyball, basketball and softball for Moody. She is also a cheerleader. She maintains a 3.88 GPA, scored a 22 on her ACT and is 11th in her class.
She is a member of the Beta Club, National English Honor Society and Sigma Delta Phi. She takes dual enrollment classes. Her community involvement includes being an aide for the Special Olympics, volunteer for the Street Reach Ministries, and a volunteer for downtown Birmingham’s feeding the homeless. She is a member of The Gathering Place Church youth and involved in various leadership teams there.
Alyssa plans on attending Birmingham-Southern College to play softball. She wants to major in pre-health, then go to medical school to become a doctor.
2018 Dream Makers Scholarship winner Taylor Seawright is a senior at Ragland High School. He has played basketball for three years and has played baseball the past six years. He maintains a 4.3 GPA and scored a 25 on his ACT.
Taylor is a member of the Beta Club, the Student/Government Association and the Future Farmers of America. His community involvement includes volunteering at Moody Miracle League with the Ragland baseball team, doing a food drive and nursing home visits with the Beta Club, Toys for Tots, and volunteering with blood drives. He attends Hardins Chapel Church.
2017 Dream Makers Scholarship winner Allison Wheeler is the Valedictorian at Victory Christian School and maintains a 4.0 GPA. She is a member of the SGA, Key Club and Beta Club.
She has been a member of the varsity softball team since the seventh grade, and a member of the varsity cheerleading squad since her freshman year.
She plans to pursue a degree in secondary education and would like to become a high school math teacher and softball coach one day.
Kyle King is the 2017 Dream Makers Scholarship winner from Ashville High School. King has played varsity football and baseball at Ashville the past four years, and varsity basketball for two years. He is a member of the Varsity Letterman’s Club, the Pep Club and the Spirit Club.
He is a teacher’s aide and helps coach football for the Ashville Parks & Recreation. He was part of a group that helped rebuild the Ashville baseball field. He attends Flow of the Spirit Church.
He wants to pursue a career in sports medicine and maybe one day become a PE teacher and coach football.
Pell City High School senior Abby McKee is the winner of the 2016 St. Clair County Sports Hall of Fame Larry Bothwell Dream Makers Scholarship.
McKee is the 17-year-old daughter of Jeff and Tonya McKee and granddaughter of Charlie and Nickie McKee, all of Pell City.
McKee started playing T-ball at the age of 4, and softball has always been her favorite sport to play.
She has been playing softball for the varsity Lady Panthers since the seventh grade when she was used as a pinch-runner.
For the past four years, McKee has been a mainstay in the middle infield whether it be shortstop or second base, but mainly at shortstop.
McKee is signing a softball scholarship with Northwest Mississippi Community College Jan. 15. She maintains a 3.7 GPA and plans on majoring in education. She wants to be a teacher and softball coach one day.
The 2015 St. Clair County Sports Hall of Fame Larry Bothwell Dream
Makers Scholarship is awarded to Ashley Johnson from St. Clair County High School.
Ashley is the 18-year-old daughter of Joe and Suzette Johnson. She has been playing softball since she was 5-years-old. She has been a member of the Lady Saints varsity softball team since she was in the sixth grade, and is the catcher. She has been named to the All Area Team 4 years, All County one year, and was the SCCHS MVP last year.
She holds the rank of 2nd Lt. in the JROTC program at SCCHS, and has been on the Homecoming Court her Sophomore and Senior years. Ashley was runner-up on the Homecoming Court in 2014. She is involved in the Beta Club, helps at Special Olympics, and is part of her youth group at church.
Johnson has plans to continue her softball career at the collegiate
level once she graduates from SCCHS. “It will be a dream come true,” Johnson said. Johnson maintains a 3.98 GPA and is ranked 4th in her senior class. She plans on majoring in forensic and criminal justice.
The 2014 St. Clair County Sports Hall of Fame Larry Bothwell Dream Makers Scholarship has been
awarded to Hayden Henderson from Springville High School. Henderson is the 17-year-old daughter of Dwayne and Donna Henderson. She recently signed a softball scholarship to Auburn University in
Henderson has played volleyball, basketball and softball since junior high school. Her favorite sport is softball where she has been the leadoff hitter for the Lady Tigers since her freshman year. Springville coach Chris Williams calls Henderson one of the best leadoff hitters in Springville softball history.
Henderson has a 3.475 GPA, and plans on earning a degree in nursing while at AUM. She is a member of the Junior Beta Club, Key Club, FCCLA and SADD. Other school activities include being a student aide, helping with special education activities, and volunteering with the athletic association/Tiger Club.
“Hayden Henderson is an outstanding student-athlete,” SCCSHOF President Gary Hanner said. “She works just as hard in the classroom as she does on the softball field. We at the Hall of Fame are honored to present this scholarship to her. We wish her continued success her final year at Springville, and on into her collegiate career.”
John Devane Brewster is the 2013 recipient of the St. Clair County Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship. The Ragland High School senior was presented with a $500 check at the annual SCCSHOF banquet. Brewster maintained a 3.3 GPA and played football, basketball, baseball and tennis. He was a member of the Beta Club, SGA, and Ecology Club. He served as vice-president of the senior class, vice-president of the Beta Club, and was named Prom Prince. He made All-County in football and basketball. He was named co-defensive player of the year in St. Clair County.
Brewster has been a mentor to young children and has coached little league basketball. Being the oldest of four siblings, Brewster wants to be a role model to his younger brothers, and show them nothing is impossible.
“I know getting scholarship money will help my parents send me to college,” Brewster said. “Receiving this scholarship money from the Sports Hall of Fame gets me one step closer to my goal of becoming a college graduate.” Brewster said he wants to study sports medicine or physical therapy. “I also want to be able to play football at the next level,” he said.
Moody High School senior Victoria Hartley is the 2012 recipient of the St. Clair County Sports Hall
of Fame Scholarship. Hartley is the 17-year-old daughter of Lee and Donna Hartley of Moody. She played volleyball for the Lady Blue Devils for six years and has made All-County all six years.
She was co-editor of the high school yearbook, a member of Relay for Life and the Pep Club. She was awarded the 2010-11 Teen Volunteer of the Year by Women of AT&T Alabama. Hartley signed a volleyball scholarship with Faulkner State in South Alabama to begin playing in the fall of 2012. She plans on majoring in the dentistry field.
“It is a great honor to be named the very first recipient of the St. Clair County Sports Hall of Fame scholarship,” Hartley said. “This will be a night I always remember. I want to thank the Hall of Fame committee for their selection. The money will come in handy as I make my transition to Faulkner State and play volleyball.”
Hartley also wanted to thank her parents for everything they have done for her. “They have made so many sacrifices to help me see my dream of playing college volleyball come true,” she said.