In 2018, Allison Carroll was in the midst of planning her wedding to Heath Satterfield, her college sweetheart and best friend. She was also completing her Master’s degree in Education at Georgia State University and looking forward to meeting her upcoming third grade class at Dowell Elementary School.
She died tragically in a car wreck on July 22, 2018.
Allison’s father, Ed Carroll and close family friend, Phil Branon, in cooperation with Hillgrove head basketball coaches Ed Morris and Susan Milan, created the Allison Carroll Forever 14 Scholarship Fund with the Cobb Community Foundation to carry on Allison’s name and spirit. Forever 14 represents Allison’s team number from the Hillgrove High School basketball team.
Each year, two student athletes from Hillgrove High School will receive a $1,000 college scholarship. Athletes will be nominated by Hillgrove faculty and coaches. Fundraising for the Allison Carroll Forever 14 Scholarship will take place each year at a Hillgrove High School basketball game and at several other school related activities throughout the year.
The Forever 14 Scholarship will recognize 1 female and 1 male Hillgrove student athlete who display characteristics of high moral character (honesty, loyalty, kindness, and humility), academic achievement, and community service with a one-time scholarship award. The application process will begin in the spring of 2020 with the first award being made in May of 2020.
Requirements include: senior at Hillgrove High School, maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA, participating in at least 1 GHSA Hillgrove sport for a minimum of 2 years and earning a varsity letter, receiving recommendations, and engaging in community service as well as extracurricular activities.
While at Hillgrove, Allison was an honor student and member of the Lady Hawks basketball team as well as many other extracurricular activities. After graduation she attended UGA earning her degree in education. She taught at Dowell Elementary and had a passion for teaching and caring for her students. Additionally, Allison had a heart for mission work, serving in California, Uganda, and other locations. Allison’s kindness, love, smile, and spirit impacted so many people in her short life. While she is not physically with us anymore, the scholarship will help ensure her spirit will forever live on through Hillgrove students of high character with a passion for making a positive impact on everything they touch.