5 student-athletes win Northside Leadership Awards

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Five student-athletes from high schools in metro Atlanta received the Northside Hospital Leadership Award, one of the regional scholarships presented by Positive Athlete Georgia. 

Winners were: 

  • Jason Bond, Lithonia, senior, football 
  • Grant Dalton, Harrison, senior, soccer 
  • Makenzie Sowerby, South Paulding, senior, flag football 
  • Lauryn Martin, Cambridge, senior, volleyball 
  • Carter Watkins, Seckinger, senior, basketball 

Each winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship and be recognized at the 2024 Georgia Positive Athlete Awards in June. Student-athletes from schools in Positive Athlete Georgia’s Cobb, Gwinnett, Northwest Atlanta, North Atlanta and Atlanta regions and who have shown exceptional leadership skills are eligible.

Positive Athlete is a recognition program that celebrates high-character student-athletes and coaches who have overcome difficult circumstances, given back to their schools and communities significantly, or have an infectious positive attitude that makes everyone around them a better person.

Former University of Georgia football star Hines Ward, the MVP of Super Bowl 40, started Positive Athlete. Since the program began in Georgia, more than $350,000 in college scholarships have been awarded.

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