Allatoona senior receives Positive Energy scholarship

Allatoona senior receives Positive Energy scholarship

Allatoona High School senior and lacrosse captain Cameron Carter recently received Cobb EMC’s Positive Energy Award and a $1,000 college scholarship for the positive energy he brings as a student-athlete. 

The Cobb EMC Positive Energy Award recognizes a student-athlete in the Cobb County region who brings positive energy to every practice and competition. It is given through Atlanta-based Positive Athlete Georgia, which has programs in Georgia and Western Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Michigan and was started by former UGA football star and Super Bowl XL MVP Hines Ward.

“We’re honored to recognize Cameron and to celebrate the character and kindness he shows others daily,” said Leslie Thompson, director of member and public relations at Cobb EMC. “He’s a positive role model in our community, and we’re proud of his dedication both on and off the field.”

Cobb EMC presented the award to Carter alongside Hines Ward at the Positive Athlete Georgia Awards, which were held at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

“We did not put out a search for the best athletes in Cobb County,” said Ward. “We put out a search for kids with positive attitudes whose efforts don’t necessarily show up on the stat sheets. These kids are also positive role models in their schools who get involved in charitable causes, have already learned the meaning of giving back at an early age, and many have overcome difficult circumstances and remained positive.”

Carter, who has played football and lacrosse throughout his high school years, maintains a 3.8 GPA while working part time at Publix and volunteering through his church and with Acworth Horizon League for children with special needs. All of this is in addition to the “Champions” mentoring program that Carter created with a friend to mentor at-risk students from Pickett’s Mill Elementary School’s after school program. Each week, they read to and play basketball with students and encourage them to work hard in school and make good choices. After graduation, Carter will play lacrosse at Liberty University.

“Cameron is an all-around great kid,” said Scott Pederson, President and CEO of Positive Athlete. “His teachers will tell you about how he shows extra kindness to students he notices sitting alone at lunch. Other parents will tell you about how he’s the first to run off the football field to hug a friend with special needs who came to cheer him on during the game. That spirit of kindness and positivity is what this award is all about.”

Learn more about Positive Athlete.

Positive Energy Scholarship Winner
Leslie Thompson, director of member & public relations at Cobb EMC, (left) and Hines Ward, former UGA football star and Super Bowl XL MVP, (right) present the Cobb EMC Positive Energy Award and scholarship to Cameron Carter of Allatoona High School.


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