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Indians of the Week named for week ending August 22



The Indians of the Week are chosen by coaches, and recognize student-athletes that play sports that are currently in season. This week's Indians of the Week (for the week of August 17-22) include Jenna Chesser and Josh Jackson for high school, and Gemma Farris and Jason Bard for middle school. PAST INDIANS OF THE WEEK

Jenna Chesser - Cross Country

High School Girl

Frosh Jenna Chesser won the junior varsity division of the NE GA Championship at Athens Christian, running an intelligent, steady pace to separate from other contenders in the last, forest portion of the race. The way she competed was a major breakthrough, an example for teammates about how to race, and a confidence boost. Jenna is showing significant power in the weight room while also challenging teammates simply by the day to day pursuit of personal improvement. -coach Scott Neal


Josh Jackson - Cross Country

High School Boy

When Josh Jackson joined cross country this year as a first-year member, he quickly chose to be an incredible teammate. He works diligently daily to improve fitness and running form, competes in the very essence of a harrier - attacks the constant mental nagging running in pain offers, and is proactive in setting the team above self, inspiring peers with words backed up by actions. -coach Scott Neal

Gemma Farris - Volleyball

Middle School Girl

This week I would like to recognize Gemma as our IOW. Gemma plays hard no matter the standing of the game. Win or lose she has heart, determination, and hustle for every point. Her positive attitude, important in all sports, can be contagious and we need her positivity to spread! Gemma is one of our stronger players this year and we are excited to have her and the contributions she brings to the team. As she learns to perfect the skills of volleyball she will grow to be unstoppable on the court. -coach Whittney LaHayne

Jason Bard - Cross Country

Middle School Boy

Eighth grader Jason Bard, in his first cross country race, ran 13:58 on the wet Athens Christian 3K course to place in the top third of the more than 100 runners. Jason accepts daily practice challenges without hesitation, relentlessly pursues improvement, and serves his team as a positive leader. -coach Scott Neal


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