Balloons are released before the start of a high school football game pitting Roswell against Milton, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Roswell.
Photo: John Amis/For the AJC
Photo: John Amis/For the AJC

AJC Cup 2020: These are the Roswell honorees

AJC Cup winners come from more than 200 metro Atlanta public and private schools. Each winner is selected by faculty and staff at schools in Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton and Gwinnett counties. Also included are several “grandfathered” schools outside metro Atlanta. The schools are invited to submit an honoree in early March.

This year’s award program includes seven students who live in or attend schools in Roswell. Below are more details about this year’s winners.


Olivia Davie from Roswell — Alan C. Pope High School

Oliva has earned straight A’s throughout high school and chose to take extra Advanced Placement courses her senior year, but faculty and staff say you’ll never hear her boast about her accomplishments. Described as “a humble, industrious self-starter who constantly seeks out academic challenges and sets high standards for herself,” she’s been recognized as a National Merit Commended Scholar, AP Scholar with distinction and has received awards including the Georgia Certificate of Merit and Scholar Athlete Award.

Ryan O'Donnell — Blessed Trinity Catholic High School in Roswell

Blessed Trinity faculty and staff say Ryan is an intelligent, ambitious, dependable and driven young woman. A stand-out leader among her classmates, she’s respected by peers and school officials alike. Ryan is involved in her community and school. She also earned a 4.0 GPA while taking a rigorous course load throughout her high school career. 

Cathryn Gray from Roswell — Centennial High School in Roswell

Cathryn is a straight-A student who managed a rigorous course-load while balancing track and field, chorus and several leadership positions in her school and community. An accomplished athlete, Cathryn is a three-event Georgia High School Association State Champion and won the inaugural Adaptive Track Championship in 2019. Cathryn has also been selected to represent Team USA in three separate international competitions and has been ranked third in the world in the discus.

Sophia John from Roswell — Holy Spirit Preparatory School

Described as a well-rounded scholar, leader and athlete, Sophia is the editor of the Holy Spirit Preparatory newspaper, president of the school’s House of Trent and the lead researcher for a faculty-run education project in Sierra Leone.

Fatima Bibiano-Carmen from Roswell — Independence High School in Roswell

Faculty and staff say Fatima has never given up while facing many obstacles as a high school student. Described as responsible, dedicated, hard-working and ambitious, she used her academic skills and determination to become the class salutatorian.

Katherine Sutton Sellars from Roswell — Mount Pisgah Christian School

Sutton, as she’s called, has a burning desire to make a difference, according to Mount Pisgah staff and faculty. Her passion for serving others shows through her involvement in the Volunteen Program at the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Atlanta. Sutton is a stellar student, musician and varsity athlete who loves the process of learning. She stands out as an independent thinker, who is reflective and an advocate of equity and inclusion. 

Nathaniel Greve from Roswell — Roswell High School in Roswell

Faculty and staff at Roswell High say Nate Greve is a one-of-a-kind student. He always finds the light in the darkness and searches for solutions. Innovative and forward-thinking, he created the Nestwork Help Desk Team as an underclassman after foreseeing a learning curve for his fellow students using one-to-one devices. Over the summer, he expanded his support team, creating a website with a live ticketing system and troubleshooting forum that offers 24/7 assistance.

Shane Hendrickson — The Cottage School in Roswell

Described as having  confidence and maturity beyond his years, The Cottage School staff and faculty say Shane is one of the kindest and most accomplished young men anyone will ever meet. Shane has managed to balance the demands of honors courses with participation in eight high school athletic teams and earning All-Conference Honors in five of them. As soccer, basketball, swimming, baseball and golf captain, he welcomes responsibility and takes initiative.

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