Edmond Santa Fe senior Sarah Helsley was named the winner of the 17th annual Volney Meece Scholarship on Monday by the Football Writers Association of America for her work in and out of the classroom.
Helsley, the daughter of The Oklahoman’s Oklahoma State reporter John Helsley, will receive a grant of $1,000 for four years. She plans to attend the University of Oklahoma.
The scholarships is awarded annually by the FWAA and named for the late Volney Meece, who served 22 years as the FWAA’s executive director and was the organization’s president in 1971.
Sarah Helsley is a national merit semifinalist who ranks in the top 2 percent of her senior class. She’s a member of the National Honor Society and the Pablo Neruda chapter of the Spanish Honor Society.
Helsley is also an editor for the student newspaper and costume designer for the drama department. She also volunteered at the University of Oklahoma Children’s Hospital and leads a confirmation class at her church.