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Smyrna Teen Named Gatorade Georgia Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year

Isaiah Rogers, a 2016 Campbell High School graduate, is history in the making. The 18 year old is ranked #1 in Georgia in shot put, #7 in the US, and #10 in the world. He’s won the last two shot put state championships and is a six time All-American in Track & Field. He even broke a shot put state record held since 1966! And now he has been named by The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, as the 2015-2016 Gatorade Georgia Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year. He is the first one from Campbell High School to ever win this award.

The Gatorade Athlete of the Year award recognizes Isaiah’s outstanding athletic excellence, but also his impressive academic achievement (3.89 GPA) and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the track.

The 6-foot-one, 260-pound athlete is taking his talents to Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas this Fall, where he has received a full athletic scholarship to the Division I university. Isaiah’s future goals include earning a spot on the 2020 Olympic Team!

Discount Offered to Vinings Lifestyle Readers for Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge

This Labor Day weekend, golf and tennis aficionados and novices alike will descend on South Florida for the 23rd annual Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge. This is the largest African American sporting event of its kind and features an impressive roster of corporate sponsors. It has earned its reputation as the premier African American networking and sporting opportunity of the summer.

The 2016 Golf & Tennis Challenge will be held at the beautiful PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Direct flights from Atlanta to Palm Beach International Airport (as well as Miami and Fort Lauderdale which are within driving distance) makes this a convenient destination for Atlantans. Vinings Lifestyle readers can use the discount code MMGT16 to save $100 on either the golf or tennis package. Register online: BlackEnterprise.com/Events/Golf-Tennis-Challenge

Campbell High School Holds Fencing Camp

The Campbell High School Fencing Team held its second annual Fencing Camp at the school June 6th-9th. Attendance this year was more than double that of the team’s first camp in 2015 and the team is excited to expand its program during the summer of 2017.

Experienced members of the team and those brand new to the sport learned or improved their basic and advanced foot work and blade work and learned about the history, etiquette, and rules of the sport. The camp itself is one of the team’s biggest fundraisers that supports the purchase of team equipment and will cover a portion of the fees for the professional coaching staff during the upcoming 2016-17 season.

For more information about the CHS Fencing team, go to the Campbell High School homepage (Cobbk12.org/CampbellHS) from the Athletics tab.

Delmar Gardens of Smyrna Awards Scholarships to Two Campbell Seniors

Vanessa Chan and Nicholas Sinclair, Seniors at Campbell High School, were selected as the 2016 recipients of a Delmar Gardens of Smyrna $1000 scholarship. Delmar Gardens’ selection is based on GPA, Special Honors/Recognition, Organization and Leadership, in addition to community service and humanitarian roles.

Vanessa Chan, was selected based on her endless extra-curricular activities including starting her own fundraising campaign to provide free education to Haitian children. Chan aspires to become a physician that brings medicine into the mainstream media as a television personality. Chan has been accepted to Johns Hopkins University.

Nicholas Sinclair, exceeded the GPA requirements, elected as President of the National Art Honors Society and was very active in Habitat for Humanity. Sinclair plans to pursue a career in transportation design to innovate mobility. Sinclair has been accepted to Georgia Tech.