Helen Murphy Addington

Helen Murphy Addington

During her lifetime Helen Murphy Addington was proud to be a graduate of Maury High School’s class of 1916. Her bond to the Norfolk high school grew even stronger when her four children followed in her footsteps. Although she never attended college, Helen Addington had a lifelong love of learning. She was a former secretary who became a champion golfer and a community volunteer. Her one regret in life was that she had not been able to go to college. In 1986 on the 70th anniversary of Helen’s graduation, her children created a scholarship fund in her honor for female Maury graduates. Although Addington died in 1988 at age 89, her scholarship is still helping Maury graduates today.