Positive Athlete Georgia has announced that Whitewater High School girls tennis player Gabby Morris has been named a Positive Athlete winner for the South Atlanta region, which is made up of Butts, Clayton, Fayette, Henry, Newton, Rockdale, South Fulton, and Spalding counties.
Positive Athlete Georgia defines a positive athlete as having the following seven character traits: optimistic attitude, encourages teammates, servant leadership, heart for others, admits imperfections, always gives 100 percent, and puts the team first.
Gabby was chosen for the honor from hundreds of nominees throughout the region. Only one high school athlete is selected in each sports category.
Any one, not just coaches, can nominate an athlete from any high school boys and girls sport. Parents, family, teammates, classmates or friends can fill out a nomination form if they think their choice meets the seven criteria for a Positive Athlete. The Positive Athlete Georgia selection team reviews the nominations and talks to coaches before naming a Positive Athlete for a particular sport.
Positive Athlete Georgia is a movement by high-character professional athletes tied to Georgia professional and collegiate sports teams to promote the benefits of “positivity” to young athletes. These athletes believe it is crucial to begin shaping the futures of young athletes for life skills beyond athletic competition, and to learn how to give back to their community.
Current and former professional athletes are members of this organization, and high school athletes are invited to join based on being nominated by a coach, school administrator, parent or fan for the annual Georgia Positive High School Athlete Award.