Celebrating Sports Fellowship, 
Spirit, and Community Pride
Welcome to our GCAC
Gulf Shores High School Scholar 
Athlete Nominees page. 

Each of the following scholar athletes have been recognized and honoured at our Gulf Coast Athletic Club for their individual outstanding performance on the field or court and for their excellence in the classroom. 

Each nominee will be entered into our scholarship pool, where our GCAC board of directors will review and vote for one outstanding male and female scholar athlete.
The Gulf Coast Athletic Club
Is Proud To Announce Our 
2021-2022--Scholar Athlete 
$2,500 Scholarship Award Winners!

Baylee Taylor and Charlie Hollis

Baylee and Charlie will both receive a $2,500 Scholarship Award.
The GCAC, through the continued hard work of their members and partnered sponsors, were able to maintain the scholarship award 
at the highest amount in the clubs history.

Baylee and Charlie were chosen from a distinguished list of Scholar Athletes from the Gulf Shores High School.  We wish nothing but continued success in the futures of both our winners and all the Nominees.

G U L F   C O A S T   A T H L E T I C   C L U B
The nominees for 2021-2022 
Scholarship Awards include:
(listed in order of most recent appearance at our GCAC Meetings)
Nominees from our meeting of January 31st, 2022.
 Baylee Taylor   &   Sean Kirby
Baylee & Sean were not present this evening, as they were 
attending their Basketball Senior Night​.

​**No Pictures Available**

From Baylee Taylor:
​My name is Baylee Grace Taylor and I’m a senior at Gulf Shores High School. I currently play Varsity Basketball and Track and Field. I have also been a student athletic trainer for the Varsity Football team for the past 3 years. I am currently Co-captain of the Varsity Basketball team. This year I was named an all-tournament player for UMS Wright’s annual Christmas basketball tournament in Mobile, and MVP of the game at the Gulf Coast Dream Keeper Showcase in Pensacola. Also, I have qualified for the state track competition all 4 years of participating and have set two school records in track – the 400m and 800m. I have maintained a 4.3 GPA, taking honors and AP courses, and also scored a 32 on the ACT. This year I am the Senior Class Vice President, Treasurer of the International Club, and in the National Honor Society. I am inspired by my teammates, coaches, and family because they always support me on anything I do, while pushing me to be my best. Participating in athletics has helped keep me focused on my goals. After high school, I plan on attending Auburn University, majoring in Biomedical Sciences on the Pre-med track. My plan is to go to medical school, and as of now I am very interested in Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. ​

From Sean Kirby:
​I play Varsity Basketball (2 years) and Varsity Soccer (3 years) for GSHS. I also play Beach Volleyball for the Pleasure Island Beach Volleyball Club. As reflected in my attached resume, I have a 4.4/4.0 GP A while taking nine (9) AP classes. On my ACT, I obtained a 35 single-test score with a 36 Superscore. I am currently a Semi-Finalist for the National Merit Scholarship and recently was named the Bryant-Jordan Foundation Class 6A Region 1 Scholar­Athlete of the Year. I plan to pursue a degree in Engineering. I have been admitted to Georgia Institute of Technology and I am awaiting an admission decision from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (I interviewed with MIT last week). My role model is my older sister, Megan, who was nominated for this same award three years ago. She set a high bar and showed me that it was possible to play sports, be involved in school and succeed academically.
Scholarship Recipients

Nominees from our meeting of October 11th, 2021.
 Caroline Hudson   &   Charlie Hollis 

​Caroline Hudson by Dr. McCollough:
Dr. Gaylon McCollough began the introductions of our first set of Scholar/Athletes by saying this is his highlight of any meeting. Our Female Scholar/Athlete is Caroline Hudson. She is now a 3 sport athlete - Cheerleader, Soccer, & Cross Country. She has a 4.1, a member of the National Honor Society, and is President of the Student Government Association. She’d like to go into Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama, where she’d like to try out as a UA Cheerleader. She’s also in our Homecoming Court.

Charlie Hollis by Dr. McCollough:
Our Male Scholar/Athlete is Charlie Hollis, #86 at Tight End on the Football Team and a Champion Wrestler with a 48-2 record last year! He has a 4.2 GPA and is a National Honor Society member who serves as a Gulf Shores High School Ambassador. He’s been offered a Football scholarship to Birmingham Southern, and represented GSHS at Boys State. He thanked God first and foremost.

Introduced by Dr. McCollough

Nominees from our meeting of October 25th, 2021.
 Mackenzie Morrison   &   Caleb Colvin 

From Mackenzie Morrison:
My name is Mackenzie Morrison and I am a senior at Gulf Shores High School. I have played on the Gulf Shores Varsity Volleyball team as a starter since my freshman year, play for Gulf Shores High School on the tennis team, and have played club volleyball since fifth grade. I am in the National Honor Society with a 4.3 GPA and made a 32 on my ACT. I plan to attend The University of Alabama and major in architectural engineering with a minor in interior design. I hope to one day own my own firm. I am inspired by my friends, teammates, and family who push me to be better, achieve success, and accomplish my goals. 

From Caleb Colvin:
I am a member of the cross country, swim, track, tennis, and scholars bowl teams. I qualified for state in cross country every year of high school and sectionals for the swim team twice. I have a 31 on the ACT with a GPA of 4.14. I am the senior class president at Gulf Shores and vice president of the international club. I was recently voted the 2021 homecoming king. I have had perfect attendance since I was in the 5th grade. I will be attending the University of Alabama pursuing a business degree in the fall of 2022.

Introduced by Dr. McCollough
Nominees from our meeting of November 22nd, 2021.
    Sachi Patel   &   Brian Brunick

From Sachi Patel:
​Sachi Patel is on the bowling team at Gulf Shores High School. She has been a straight A student her entire high school career and has been secretary of International Club for two consecutive years. Her role models include her parents and most importantly her grandmother because they are the reason she is the person she is today. She plans to attend Auburn University in the Fall and plans to major in Biomedical Sciences on the Pre-Dental track.​

From Brian Brunick:
My name is Brian Carter Brunick. I am currently a senior with a 4.3 GPA. As an honor student at Gulf Shores High School, I have lettered in varsity football for four years. I’m a member of the National Honors Society, Scholars Bowl, Leo Club, Turning Point, FFA, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. I was selected to attend the Alabama American Legion Boys State at The University of Alabama this past summer, as well as the Hugh O’Brian Leadership Conference in 2020. I am also the representative for Gulf Shores High School on the Mobile/Baldwin Athlete Leadership Council. I would like to pursue a career in aviation and major in Professional Flight at Auburn University.  
I appreciate the honor of being recognized as a scholar athlete by the Gulf Coast Athletic Club.
Introduced by Dr. McCollough
    ​Lily Zlab and Cameron Cooper    
with George Autrey and Taylor Means