GCPS honors top senior student-athletes

Hannah Mahaffey’s credentials set the tone for Monday night’s Gwinnett County Outstanding Senior Athlete Banquet.

The Archer senior is her high school’s STAR student, as well as a standout swimmer who will compete at the college level for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was followed by 38 more seniors with impressive resumés of their own as the best student-athletes from Gwinnett County Public Schools were honored at the Sonesta Gwinnett Place.

The eighth annual event also saw nearly $12,000 in scholarships awarded by Scana, Balfour Scholastic Images and Mall of Georgia Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram.

“This is a testament to the commitment Gwinnett County has for students,” said Jon Weyher, GCPS’ director of athletics, activities and community schools. “This is a student-athlete recognition. You’ve heard everyone highlight academics, athletics, leadership. It’s just the best of the best. One thing I like about this event is that these kids are in the local schools and ninth-graders, 10th-graders and 11th-graders can watch them and follow in their footsteps.”