The Positive Athlete of Georgia recognized three DeKalb County Schools athletes with statewide awards for their Positive Attitudes for the 2021-22 sports year.
Positive Athlete of Georgia recognizes athletes that have overcome difficult circumstances, given back to their schools and communities in a significant way or just have an infectious positive attitude that makes everyone around them a better person.
Lithonia’s Armani Holloway, Lakeside’s John Gross and Arabia Mountain’s Regshun Lee were three of 14 DeKalb athletes recognized as Atlanta/DeKalb Regional winners before being recognized for the state accolades.
Holloway, the Regional winner for Cheer/Gymnastics, was one of four honorees to receive the $1,000 Academy Sports + Outdoors Positive Athlete Scholarship.
Lakeside’s Gross won the statewide award for Special Olympics as the winner of the Boys’ Swim and Dive Regional Award winner.
Arabia Mountain track athlete Regshun Lee was named the statewide winner of the Boys’ Track and Field honors after having won the Boys’ Track and Field award as an Atlanta/DeKalb Regional selection.
Eleven other DeKalb athletes were recognized with the Atlanta/DeKalb Regional awards for their positive attitudes, leadership, hearts for others and service.
The list includes the following:
Kacee Supples, Tucker, Football
Henok Gugssa, Clarkston, Boys Cross Country
Quaneshia Carter, Cedar Grove, Softball
Omari McCree, Stephenson, Wrestling
Brandon Doyne, Dunwoody, Boys Basketball
Kennedy Daniels, Redan, Girls Basketball
Katherine Marshall, Druid Hills, Girls Soccer
Margaret Axelson, Chamblee, Girls Lacrosse
Charles Petty, Martin Luther King Jr., Boys Tennis
Jessica McNair, Southwest DeKalb, Girls Golf
To’Niyah Butler, McNair, Girls Multi-Sport Athlete
Those selected were nominated by their coaches, school personnel and parents for what they saw in each of the athletes.
Positive Athlete of Georgia has given out over $500,000 in scholarships over the past nine years.