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On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, the Athletics Department of Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) honored the Class of 2019 Scholar-Athletes at a special ceremony and reception at the Performing Arts Center in Jonesboro. Forty-nine (49) students were recognized for their academic capability, their athletic accomplishments and their community involvement. This is the 11th year that the school district has paid tribute to outstanding students who have achieved success in the classroom and on their respective fields of play.

CCPS salutes these scholar-athletes, their families and the network of coaches, teachers, and school officials who have collaborated to make their success a reality.

Each school selects only the top five scholar-athletes from each school. Nominees must have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA, several academic accomplishments, several athletic accomplishments and community activities that shows their character.

Clayton County’s Scholar Athletes:

Drew Titans

Jordan Loman, Cross County and Track – 3.84 GPA

Jada McGirt, Softball – 3.84 GPA

Shatara Johnson, Track – 3.56 GPA

Marie-Emmanuela Newman, Softball – 4.35 GPA

Thomas Williams, Football – 3.83 GPA

 

Elite Scholars Academy Royal Knights

Amani Pickett, Volleyball – 4.27 GPA

Anisah Jester, Track and Cheerleading  – 4.1 GPA

Chloe Vincent, Tennis  –  4.68 GPA

Gabrielle Loppe, Track and Basketball  – 4.64 GPA

Jeffery Enabolele, Track and Basketball  – 4.61 GPA

 

Forest Park Panthers

Alana Denson, Basketball –  3.54 GPA

Ernesto Acosta, Wrestling –  4.09 GPA

Quincy Taylor, Baseball – 3.75 GPA

Rayshawn Meiser, Football  – 3.81 GPA

Sarah Matthews, Track – 4.1 GPA

 

Jonesboro Cardinals

Brandon Walker, Basketball – 3.79 GPA

Haylley Watson, Basketball – 3.92 GPA

Kimberly Broughton, Cheerleading – 3.93 GPA

Holley Watson, Basketball – 4.1 GPA

Yamilek Torres, Volleyball – 4.04 GPA

 

Lovejoy Wildcats

Avanna Preston, Basketball – 3.7 GPA

Briana Magras, Swimming and Volleyball – 3.7 GPA

Lorenzo Robinson, Football -3.65 GPA

Sage Freeman, Swimming – 3.95 GPA

Yakeria Lamar, Softball  -3.78 GPA

 

Morrow Mustangs

Arianna Moore, Volleyball  -3.78 GPA

Gabriel Peacock, Track – 3.9 GPA

Jamelia Boler, Tennis –  3.81 GPA

Jennifer Le, Tennis  – 3.81 GPA

Kenny Tran, Tennis  -3.86 GPA

 

Mount Zion Bulldogs

Aaryn Anderson, Swimming – 4.34 GPA

Cierra Parker-Ellison, Cheerleading – 3.68 GPA

Sa’mya Brown, Cheerleading  – 4.04 GPA

Timethea Slade, Cheerleading  – 3.75 GPA

 

Mundy’s Mill Tigers

Jalen Miller, Basketball  – 3.78 GPA

Janeisha Cambridge, Tennis  – 4.40 GPA

Karyn Heckstall, Soccer – 3.6 GPA

Nia Lankford, Swimming  – 4.4 GPA

 Roderick-Chase Welch, Football  – 3.68 GPA

 

North Clayton Eagles

Brian Izaguirre, Soccer – 3.6 GPA

Denetra Sneed, Basketball  -3.6 GPA

Erin Owens, Cheerleading – 3.95 GPA

Falion Sall, Baseball  – 3.8 GPA

Hydeia Thomas, Basketball  – 3.54 GPA

 

Riverdale Raiders

Areli Mondragon, Soccer  – 3.5 GPA

Denzel Bell, Cross Country – 3.7 GPA

Janice Athahene, Volleyball – 3.53 GPA

Justice Ezeokonkwo, Football  – 3.97 GPA

Marilyn Randle, Cheerleading  – 3.71 GPA

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