The Dogwood Invitational has presented its 2015 Wayne Reynolds Scholarships to Steven Fisk of Stockbridge and Daniel Thompson of Decatur.Fisk was captain of the Creekside Christian Academy team and will play golf at Georgia Southern. He volunteers for Hosea Feed the Hungry, elderly care programs and as a reading mentor at local elementary schools. He also plans and conducts golf camps for junior and autistic players.
Thompson graduated with a 3.74 grade-point average from Decatur High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society and played on the school’s golf team. He will attend Georgia State and pursue a degree in criminal justice. Thompson volunteers his time for the Red Cross Blood Drive, Tour Decatur and the Appalachian Service Project, where he and other members of the Decatur First United Methodist Church help low-income families with home repairs.
“The Druid Hills Golf Club Foundation is proud to support these young students as they embark upon their college careers,” said Edward Toledano, The Dogwood Invitational tournament chairman. “The Reynolds Scholarship provides hardworking, talented students like Steven and Daniel with the opportunity to pursue their passions, and we are honored to have them as this year’s recipients.”
The Reynolds Scholarship was founded by Wayne Reynolds, a longtime member at the Druid Hills Golf Club. He founded the four-year $3,000 annual scholarship, with support from the Druid Hills Golf Club Foundation.
Since its inception in 1998, the scholarship has been awarded to 30 junior golfers who have attended schools like Clemson, Columbus State, Georgia State, Mercer, Oglethorpe and the University of Georgia.