Southland Academy’s Macy Williams and Gabe Roland nominated as this year’s regional Positive Athletes

Published 11:32 pm Thursday, May 9, 2019

From Staff Reports


AMERICUS – Two Southland Academy student-athletes, Macy Williams and Gabe Roland, have been named as regional award winners for this year’s Positive Athlete program.

Williams, a starting forward on the Lady Raider basketball team, was named the Most Positive Athlete in Girls’ Basketball. Gabe Roland received the Positive Athlete regional award for the sport of Clay Targets.

Positive Athlete is an organization that operates an awards and recognition program across Georgia. This program’s mission is to celebrate high school student-athletes and coaches who give back, are involved in their schools and communities, overcome difficult circumstances and embody the seven definitions of a positive athlete: Optimistic Attitude, Encouraging Teammate, Servant Leader, Heart for others, Admits imperfections, always gives 100 percent, puts team first.

Over 5,400 nominations were made by coaches, teachers, parents and fans around the state for this year’s Positive Athlete program. They are being celebrated for who they are and how they inspire others.