Anna Grace Scholten, a 2020 graduate of Coffee High School, has received the 2020 Willie Pearl Davis Leadership Scholarship. During her four years at Coffee High, Anna Grace has been a standout tennis player, cheerleader, and student. She is the daughter of Joel and Amanda Scholten of Douglas. She plans to attend Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.
Miss Willie Pearl Davis, born on June 12, 1905, was a lifelong resident of Coffee County, Georgia. She died May 2, 2000, six days shy of her 95th birthday.
Throughout her years, Miss Willie Pearl touched the lives of thousands of people through her service to the community, her church and as a teacher in Coffee County. In addition to her career as an English teacher in Coffee County for more than forty years, she coached basketball and taught Sunday school for more than sixty-eight years at First Baptist Church in Douglas, Georgia.
The recipient of the Willie Pearl Davis Leadership Scholarship must be first and foremost the epitome of a lady. She must exhibit honor, integrity and academic achievement. She must possess Christian discipleship and moral fortitude. She must be a class leader. She must excel in extracurricular activities, either in the athletic arena, band, cheerleading, or any other Coffee High sanctioned activity. She must work in the community as a volunteer with the elderly, youth or charity organizations to provide for needs other than her own. She must carry on the principle of selflessness. She must be cooperative with her classmates with willingness to listen, learn and find friends in all walks of life. She must possess the willingness and ability to continue her education at the post-secondary level. She will be duly elected by the principal, faculty and scholarship committee as a person who exhibits as well as lives these qualities, as a tribute to the true lady for which this award is named – Miss Willie Pearl Davis.