LGE Community Credit Union recently awarded two local students with the Positive Athlete Georgia LGE Extra Credit Award.
LGE Community works with Positive Athlete Georgia to deliver the award to a student athlete who goes above and beyond for their team, school and community to make the world a better place. This years’ recipients received their awards in a ceremony at the College Football Hall of Fame on June 5. The ceremony was attended by former NFL player Hines Ward, who founded Positive Athlete Georgia.
The recipient for the LGE Extra Credit Award for the Northwest Atlanta Region was Trevor Melehan, a cross-country runner at Woodstock High School. Melehan is an A-student who completed 15 advanced placement courses before graduation. In high school, he was a member of BETA, NHS and SNHS. He also regularly volunteered with children who have learning and physical disabilities through the SPLASH program.
Melehan worked with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston for his senior project, inspired by a drive to give back to the hospital that cared for him when he was 3 years old. He was named “most positive athlete” on his boys cross country team.
Payton Wade, a softball player at Sprayberry High School won the LGE Extra Credit Award for the Cobb County Region. Wade lettered each year of high school in varsity softball. She’s volunteered with Champions Fastpitch Academy and will be attending the College of Charleston to play division one softball.
The Positive Athlete America is a movement by high-character professional athletes tied to professional and collegiate sports teams to promote the benefit of “positivity” to young athletes.