Long County High School track star Ja’Nya Bryant has been named a finalist in the Positive Athlete Georgia Awards Program.
As a result of her being selected she is now eligible for several different Positive High School Athlete Awards and scholarships. Last year there were more than $15,000 in scholarships given away to Georgia students and this year that amount is expected to increase. Bryant was nominated for the award by LCHS athletic director Karen Swindell.
“Ja’Nya is an awesome student-athlete, she excels on the track as well as in the classroom and she possesses all of the qualities of a positive athlete. Her smile is infectious and she has a huge heart for others; she always gives 100 percent in everything she does”, said Swindell.
Bryant has won several track meets during her high school career and in June she qualified for the Region 4 Championships in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
In the meet she competed in both the 100 and 200 meter races just missing qualifying for the 2016 Junior Olympic team. Bryant has received scholarship offers from Post University, Troy University, and the College of Charleston.
Swindell said, “Ja’Nya is very dedicated to becoming the best that she can in track, and she participated heavily in summer programs to help prepare her for senior track season. We are expecting great things from her this year.”
In addition to excelling on the track Bryant is also a cheerleader for the Blue Tide and an excelled student. Last month she was selected as her school’s Homecoming Queen for 2016.
“Ja’Nya is the kind of person that everyone loves and her teachers are impressed with the effort that she shows on a daily basis, she is a great asset to our athletic program”, said Swindell.
The winners from the Positive High Athlete Awards competition will be announced in May and will then receive their awards in June at the Georgia College Football Hall of Fame.