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29 Georgia High School Student-Athletes Named Most Positive in Their Sports
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Sunday, June 09, 2019
Gabe Roland with Hines Ward
Gabe Roland with Hines Ward

ATLANTA, GA (June 5, 2019) – The College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-a Fan Experience was again host to the Sixth Annual Georgia Positive Athlete Awards on Tuesday, June 4th. Student Athletes representing 29 different boys’ and girls’ high school sports, two coaches, and Calvary Christian School were honored by community leaders, as well as Olympic and professional athletes.    


Over 5,400 nominations from coaches, principals, athletic directors, teachers, and parents were submitted representing 415 public and private schools. Former Forest Park High School, University of Georgia and Pittsburgh Steelers star, Hines Ward, and local businessman Scott Pederson created Positive Athlete as a movement for more positivity in youth sports. In addition to excellence on the field, each nominated Positive Athlete was required to show characteristics such as an optimistic attitude, teammate encouragement, servant leadership, heart for others, ability to admit imperfections, giving 100 percent all the time, and realizing the team as more important than the individual.  Southland is proud to announce that Gabe Roland was honored as the state winner for Clay Targets.  Congratulations, Gabe!

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