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Tuesday June 2nd, 2020 7:09PM

Area high school athletes recognized by Positive Athlete Georgia

By Bo Wilson Sports Editor

More than 20 northeast Georgia athletes were recognized by Positive Athlete Georgia on Friday. 

Positive Athlete has awarded more than $350,000 in college scholarships to high school athletes across the country over the last seven years. 

Student-athletes are nominated by parents, coaches, teachers, administrators. West Hall was honored as the most positive school while Banks County softball coach Kelby Chronic and Dawson County football coach Greg Baloga were named best coaches. 

"We are looking for athletes who have overcome difficult circumstances, given back to their schools and communities, or just have an infectious positive attitude," stated the Positive Athlete website.

Athletes are now entered into the national scholarship contest. 

Winners from eight regions across the state were recognized with Northeast Georgia and east Atlanta regions represent the AccessWDUN coverage area.

Below is the full list:

Northeast Georgia Region 
Most Positive School -- West Hall
Wrestling -- Aidan Fincher, Flowery Branch
Boys golf -- Tyler Stauffer, West Hall
Girls golf -- Chelsea Lewallen, Banks County
Girls soccer -- Kaitlyn Davis, Towns County
Football -- Aaron Hopkins, Lumpkin County
Cheerleading -- Cloe Reynolds, Habersham Central
Lacrosse -- Lindsey Phillips, Gainesville
Multi-sport -- Thomas Howard, Habersham Central
Volleyball -- Camille Calkins, Gainesville
Boys basketball -- Bryson Lariscy, Union County
Boys tennis -- Jonathan Elder, North Hall
Boys coach -- Greg Baloga, Dawson County
Softball -- Abigail Brown, East Hall
Girls tennis -- Maria McCue, White County
Girls coach -- Kelby Cronic, Banks County
Boys swimming and diving -- Evan Young, Cherokee Bluff
Girls cross country -- Taylor Farmer, Johnson
Girls swimming and diving -- Gwyneth Thomas, Chestatee
Girls track and field -- Kaitlyn Bennett, Dawson County

East Atlanta Region
Girls golf -- Bailey Wilber, East Jackson
Boys basketball -- Mason Ware, Jefferson
Softball -- Landry Kate Martin, Commerce
Baseball -- Ayden Griswold, Jackson County
Girls cross country -- Keila Osorio-Polanco, Commerce

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