2015 Wayne Murphy Scholarship Fund Recipients

(L to R): Executive Director of the Community Foundation of East Alabama Barbara Patton, Assistant Athletic Director Ed Crum, Jonathan Smith, Mattie McLawhorn, Auburn City Council member and CFEA Chair Dick Phelan.
This year’s Wayne Murphy Scholarship recipients are Jonathan Smith and Mattie McLawhorn! Smith played 2nd base for AHS Baseball and hopes to walk-on at Auburn University. McLawhorn ran track and played basketball for AHS and looks to further her education at Auburn University as well. (L to R): Executive Director of the Community Foundation of East Alabama Barbara Patton, Assistant Athletic Director Ed Crum, Jonathan Smith, Mattie McLawhorn, Auburn City Council member and CFEA Chair Dick Phelan.

cheapest modafinil australia The Wayne Murphy Scholarship Fund was established at the Community Foundation to honor the legacy of one of the true champions of Auburn High School athletics. A group of Auburn High alumni and others came together to honor Coach Murphyʼs legacy by creating a permanent scholarship fund in his memory. The Wayne Murphy Scholarships are awarded to an Auburn High School female and male athlete each year and is based on each athleteʼs character, academic record, sportsmanship and need.

cliquez ici maintenant Coach Murphy was the embodiment of the “can do” spirit, and he instilled this attitude in his students in the classroom as well as in athletics. He was always able to motivate his athletes to run faster and farther, jump higher and perform better. He also shared whatever he had with others. Murphyʼs final professional role was as the first director of athletics for Auburn High School, a position he held from 1991 until his retirement in 1998. It was his vision that eventually led to the current AHS field house and the modernized track facility that now bears his name. During his tenure, the athletic programs at Auburn High, Auburn Junior High and Drake Middle School expanded tremendously and numerous sports were added for both male and female students.

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