December Elite Athletes of the Month
Elite Stone Supply, in conjunction with WBHF and Bartow Sports Zone, presents the ELITE ATHLETES OF THE MONTH. Each month, local high schools are provided opportunity to name an Elite Athlete of the Month from their varsity programs and present the information on their honoree through Bartow Sports Zone and on 100.3FM and AM1450, WBHF in Cartersville.
The December Elite Athlete of the Month for Woodland High School is Justin Guillemette. A senior member on the Wildcats’ varsity swim team and track and field team, Guillemette has been Woodland’s top scoring swimmer — male or female — in each of the last four meets.
“Justin has been a great leader with newer swimmers,” said Wildcats’ head coach Rebecca Beard-Arndt. “He is willing to interrupt his own practice to show teammates the proper technique of strokes. He also mentors his teammates at meets to make sure everyone is at the proper place at the right time. Justin is a great leader and very responsible. He has also beat his own personal record at each meet so far this season.”
The son of Steven Guillemette and Angie Smith, Justin is on the A/B Honor Roll and he plans to attend a four-year college to major in criminal justice.
Aislinn Leckwold is the December Elite Athlete of the Month representing Cass High School.
Leckwold is a senior member of the Lady Colonels’ swim team, cross country team, and track and field team.
A four-year starter and letterman for the swim team, Leckwold competes in the 200 Individual Medley, the 100 Butterfly, 500 Freestyle, 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay, and 400 Free Relay. This year she was selected by her coaches and teammates as the girls team captain.
“Aislinn is an exceptional captain and is the anchor-leg racer for all the girls relay teams,” noted Cass swim coaches Danny Fairbanks and Lisa Doolittle. “Her willingness to help every member of our team excel is exceptional. She also excels in the classroom as an AP-Honors student.”
The daughter of Dianne and Erik Leckwold, Aislinn is a Governor’s Honors Program nominee in Computer Science and plans to major in that field in college with a minor in Japanese language.
The Cartersville High School December Elite Athlete of the Month is Kiera Milline. A senior on the Lady Canes’ basketball team, she is the daughter of Melissa Milline. “Kiera has been asked to play every position on the floor this season,” said Cartersville girls head coach Cindy Moore. “We have had injuries and quarantined players so she has done everything possible to lead and help her team. She has shown great versatility and accepted the challenge. Milline plans to attend college and would like to become a counselor.
Josie Siniard is the December Elite Athlete of the Month representing Adairsville High School. A junior on the Tigers’ swim team, Siniard specializes in the 500 Free and Medley Relay. She has been a state qualifier each of the last two seasons.
“Josie is a dedicated individual and an outstanding team member,” said Adairsville swim coach Shawn Williams. “She has always put the team above herself and switched from a sprinter to a distance swimmer. Her work ethic is fantastic and she is a joy to coach.”
The daughter of Eric and Jennifer Pfendler, Siniard carries a 3.8 GPA while dual enrolled at Georgia Highlands College. She plans to major in Psychology in college.
Editors Note: Photos and bios are supplied to Bartow Sports Zone and WBHF by the respective schools and their athletic departments. Elite Stone Supply Co., LLC is the monthly sponsor. Athletes receive a plaque along with recognition during a radio feature on WBHF.