This award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of deserving Student-Athletes in the greater North Fulton area.
Recipients are chosen from nominations made by area Athletic Directors and coaches based on exceptional athletic accomplishments, extraordinary academic prowess and a commitment to civic action.
The Male Student-Athlete of the Month is Peyton Smith, a senior basketball player from John’s Creek High School.
The sharp shooting guard and teams Co-Caption is averaging 8 points, 2 reb. and 2 assists per game, while leading the team in 3 point shots with 15 on the year. Topped with a 20 pt outing that included 4, 3 pointers against North Forsyth.
He has a 3.89 GPA and scored a 2140 on his SAT. He is a National Achievement semi-finalist a member of the National Honor Society, is an AP Scholar with Honors and has been on the honor roll every semester. He is captain of the debate team and won 23 debates and numerous debate awards and Oratorical Competition winner. He has been a Talented and Gifted Student, Duke Talent ID Program and National Society of High School Scholars. President of Jack & Jill North Atlanta Teen Chapter, peer tutor, and Volunteers with Emory Johns Creek volunTEEN, Mentoring in Medicine, State Farm Safe Driving program, North Fulton Community Charities and more too numerous to name…
His Coach Pete Goggin say “He is a highly motivated Student and Athlete whose leadership is an invaluable part of the team and someone the younger players can look up to.”
Our Female Student-Athlete of the Month is Elise Weidner, a Senior Swimmer from Blessed Trinity Catholic High School.
In the classroom she has a 3.96 GPA and scored a 1480 on the SAT. She has been Summa Cum Laude throughout high school and is a member of the National Honor Society. She has been on the varsity swim team the last 3 years and is the team captain this year. As a junior she qualified for the state meet.
In the community, she is very active with Vacation Bible School and St. Brigid’s special needs program and the St. Francis Table, helping feed and cloth the needy. She has participated in mission trips with Covecrest and Alive in You ministries.
Her Coach says “She knows how to balance all aspects of her life with athletics, academics, community service and her social life. We know we can depend on her for anything.”We want to thank Brandon Beach and the GNFCC, Roger Wise Jr. and the University of Phoenix, and Bob Mejerle from SpeedPro Imaging for helping make this award possible.
We are honored to recognize these Student-Athletes for their well-deserved accomplishments in their sports, schools and communities.
Source: XLX202 press release dated Jan. 9, 2014.