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2013 Vadie Honea Scholarship Winners

Spain Park’s Madison Luther and Hoover High's Cailyn Flynn

Published Sunday, September 1, 2013
by Deborah Burtnett

King Acura and the Henry King family proudly sponsored a scholarship on behalf of the Hoover Historical Society in 2013. The Committee selected Spain Park High School’s Madison Luther, a summa cum laude graduate, for one of two scholarships awarded by the Society. Hoover High’s Cailyn Flynn was also selected.


Miss Luther, an AP Scholar, wrote a winning essay about the Wright Brothers, “who sparked the worldwide drive to give humans the ability to fly.” Naturally, Phys- ics was her favorite sub- ject. She enters Georgia Tech this fall to study aerospace engineering, after her successful high school career of academics, athletics, and volunteering for the community. In addition, Madison worked part-time at two jobs. She earned her pilot’s license in November 2012. Congratulations and best wishes as you begin your college years, Madison!

Madison Luther
Spain Park 



Miss Cailyn Flynn, daughter of Barry and Karen Flynn, was awarded an Historical Society scholarship for her philosophical essay on Truth using Ralph Waldo Emerson as a guide. Like Emerson and his personal losses, Cailyn experienced the profound loss of her father. “I have extended and stretched my abilities and former self to gain maturity...as well as an appreciation for my past...I know myriads of challenges and adversities await me.“

Cailyn has been involved in student government, service clubs, and the Ballet Conservatory. A track and field athlete, she hopes for a future in health care. Her scholarship was sponsored by Carlo and Diane Joseph.  

Cailyn Flynn
Hoover High 

Criterion for the scholarship includes academic excellence, community service, and an essay on an historical topic reviewed by the HHS Scholarship Committee.

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