00s Recipients.

Meredith Camp Binford

  • Class of 2003
  • Four time state champion gymnastics team member in 200, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Two time state individual All-Around Champion in 2002 and 2003, her junior and senior years
  • Placed first in uneven bars and second in floor and third all-around in 2002
  • Received Coach’s Award and MVP in 2002
  • Won every event in 2003 Qualifying Meet except vault her senior year
  • Placed first in Beam at the 2003 State Meet in beam with a 9.7, second in uneven bars with 9.6, third on floor with a 9.7 and first All-Around with 38 total points leading Roswell to a score of 111.225 over Oconee County’s 109.05
  • Repeated Coach’s Award and MVP her senior year
  • USA Level 10 Individual State Champion in 2003 finishing first in uneven bars
  • USA Regional Qualifier Level 10 in 2002 and 2003
  • AAU Nationals 2000 Level 10 second place floor and third place All-Around
  • Graduated from the University of Georgia with Honors
  • Received master’s Degree in Public Health with Honors at Johns Hopkins University
  • Attended Yale Medical School and graduated with Distinction in May 2016
  • Currently serving her residency in Charlotte, NC at Carolina Medical majoring in Emergency Medicine

Sarah Durning

  • Class of 2004
  • Four year member of the Varsity Gymnastics Team
  • Led team to three consecutive state championships in 2001, 2002, & 2003 and one state runner-up title in 2004
  • Finished in second place behind her sister and current Hall of Fame Member Megan at the 2002 State Championship for All Around Individual Award
  • Vault Champion at the 2003 State Championship Meet
  • Competed as Level 10 gymnast and was Level 9 National Qualifier
  • Four time USA Regional Qualifier and a three time National Qualifier and AAU All Around Champion
  • Captain of Gymnastics team for two years
  • Four Year member of Football Cheerleading squad and Captain of Varsity Football Cheerleading squad her senior year
  • Member of National Honor Society, Beta Club, Key Club, and Who’s Who Among American HS Students
  • Sarah attended Brown University and was a member of the gymnastics team for four years
  • In 2005, as a freshman, she placed 17th in the nation for vault, finished second in Ivy League on the Vault and 1st on the Floor with a 9.625
  • Voted Brown University Team MVP in 2007
  • NCAA Gymnastics Vault Qualifier in 2008
  • Graduated from Brown in Art History and Architecture
  • Earned master’s Degree in Fine Arts and Fine Art Markets from Christie’s Auction House in London, England, with honors
  • Currently works as a gallery director for Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta

Jessica Jackson

  • Class of 2005
  • Six Varsity Letters in Basketball & Track
  • Member of Region Champion Track 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams
  • Started all four years of high school on Varsity Basketball team as point guard
  • Holds career school mark for three-pointers with 205
  • Holds single season record and single game record for most three-point shots made with 70 & 8 respectively in 2005
  • Averaged 19.1 points per game, 4 assists and 3 steals in senior year
  • Finished her career as third all time leading scorer in girls basketball with 1,408 points
  • Recognized as Top 20 Metro Atlanta Player by Schools Sports Magazine
  • Atlant All Star Game Senior Year
  • Selected All Region, Team Captain and received nomination to McDonald’s All American Team
  • Received scholarship to University of South Florida for her freshman and sophomore years
  • Transferred to Western Carolina University and was the starting point guard for 59 games her junior and senior years
  • Team captain and Southern Conference All Academic Honors in 2009
  • Member of Southern Conference Tournament Champions in 2009 qualifying for the NCAA tournament
  • Lost to Vanderbilt in 2009 NCAA Tournament
  • Graduated from Western Carolina then served as graduate assistant coach at NV State University for two years
  • Served as Director of Basketball Operations at Kent State University in Ohio for two years
  • Currently in her third season as an Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Appalachian State University in North Carolina.

Megan Durning Gautreaux

  • Four year member of varsity gymnastics team…
  • Led gymnastic team to 3 Georgia State Championships with consecutive titles in 2000, 2001 and 2002
  • GHSA All-State Gymnast for 4 consecutive years…
  • Vault State Champion as a sophomore…
  • Balance Beam State Champion as a junior…
  • Vault, Balance Beam, Floor and All-Around State Champion as a senior…
  • Selected as Outstanding Senior for class of 2002…
  • Competed at the National Championships as a senior…
  • Member of the LSU Gymnastics Team 2002 -2006…
  • Member of SEC Academic Honor Roll 2004 -2006…
  • Won her first individual event title of her college career vs. Arkansas with a season best 9.925 on the Beam in 2003…
  • Three year LSU letterman.

Chris Reis

  • 11 varsity letters in football, basketball and track
  • 3 time football All Region Selection
  • AJC class AAAAA All-State 2001
  • AJC’s Super Southern 100 and ranked in top 50 recruits in Georgia 2001
  • Prep Star All-American 2001
  • 3 time football team MVP 1999, 2000 and 2001
  • Atlanta Touchdown Club player of the week 2001
  • Team Captain 2001
  • Started 44 consecutive varsity games playing receiver and safety
  • Career 183 receptions for 2,595 yards, 16 TD’s and 10 interceptions
  • 2001 track and field AAAAA State Runner-Up in discus
  • Played football at Georgia Tech
  • All-ACC football 2004
  • 3 time ACC All-Academic Team 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Elected GA Tech permanent Team Captain 2005
  • Signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent 2006
  • Played in NFL Europe as safety for Cologne Centurions 2007
  • Signed with New Orleans Saints 2007 as DB
  • Best known for stellar special teams play during 2010 Super Bowl vs. Indianapolis Colts. The Saints trailed 10-6 at beginning of 2nd half and Chris recovered the famous “Ambush” onside kick leading his team to a 31-17 victory over the Colts
  • Chris is passionate about helping others
  • An accomplished author and speaker he travels the country sharing his story of living a faith-based lifestyle.

Nicci Faires

  • four year Letterman in Track and Field
  • Competition Cheerleader for two years and Football Sideline Cheerleader for four years
  • Nicci was two time AAAAA State Champion in Pole Vault 2003 and 2004
  • she finished 4th in the State her sophomore year in 2002
  • her school record 12’ 2” jump at the Roswell Relays in 2004 was the State of Georgia’s record for three years and today is still the 6th best jump in Georgia Girls Track History
  • voted twice by the Atlanta Track Club as Metro Pole Vaulter of the Year
  • three time Fulton County Champion
  • two time Region 6 AAAAA Champion
  • two time McEachern Invitational Champion
  • two time Roswell Relay Champion
  • 2004 Georgia Tech Coaches Invitational Champion
  • 2004 Clemson Invitational Champion
  • 2003 Georgia Junior Olympic Champion and Georgia Games Champion
  • her 11’7” Indoor jump won the 2004 Volunteer Classic in Knoxville
  • received scholarship to UCLA for Track and Field and Pole Vaulted her freshman and sophomore years before suffering a career ending injury
  • graduated from UCLA in 2008 and was awarded the Student Athlete Scholar Medal from the UCLA Athletic Department given to recognize Bruin athletes who participated in athletics and achieved scholastic honors
  • was very active in high school with Student Council, Governors Honors, French Club, and Drama Club

Caitlin McDonald- Class of 2004

  • 8 Varsity Letters in Basketball, Soccer and Track- State AAAAA Qualifier in Track 2001 during Freshman year…
  • Four-year member of Varsity Girls Basketball Team…Two-time Atlanta Tip-Off Club Award Recipient, 2003, 2004…
  • All North Fulton County 1st Team 2004…graduated as 5th All-Time leading scorer with over 1,000 career points.
  • Four-year starter on Varsity Girls Soccer Team…Selected as Girls Soccer Player of the Year 2004 by Georgia Athletic Soccer Coaches Association…All North Fulton County 1st Team… AJC High School Athlete of the Week.
  • Selected to Georgia Athletic Soccer Coaches Association All-Star Team 2004…graduated with 50 Career Goals…after High School attended Mercer University and was a member of the Women’s Soccer Team from 2004-2008…
  • Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team, Most Valuable Attacker Award and Coaches Award…upon Graduation from Mercer completed Dental School at the University of Louisville.

Chad McClendon, Class of 2001

  • Three year Varsity Letterman for Track and Field
  • 2000 Placed 3rd in the Discus GHSA AAAAA State Track Meet
  • 2001 GHSA AAAAA State Discus Champion with a throw of 173′ and GHSA State Shot Runner-Up with a throw of 57.5″ breaking a 17 year RHS record
  • 2001 Received Outback Steakhouse High Point Award at Greater Atlanta Christian Invitational
  • Received a Track and Field Scholarship from the University of Georgia
  • 2001-2005 Member of the University of  Georgia Indoor/Outdoor teams
  • Currently holds 6th All-Time Shot throw of 60.8′ in UGA history as well as 7th All-Time Best Discus throw of 183.3′
  • 5 Time All SEC Team for Shot and 3 Time All SEC Team for Discus
  • Twice selected to the NCAA All Eastern Region Team for both Shot and Discus
  • 2004 Qualified for NCAA Outdoor Championships in both Shot and Discuss
  • Shot and Discuss Champion in the Mt. San Antonio College Relays in Walnut, CA
  • Drake Relays Discus Champion
  • Clemson Invitational Shot and Discus Champion
  • UGA Spec Towns Invitational Discus Champion
  • Holds UGA record for both overhead throw with a 16lb. shot and a vertical jump of 37″

Randell Bell, Class of 2006

  • 4 Year Varsity Football Letterman
  • Junior season rushed for 1200 yards, scoring 18 touchdowns and lead Roswell to a 5A  State Playoffs; North Fulton Touchdown Club All Area 1st Team; Roswell MVP; Honorable Mention All State
  • 2006 Randell’s Senior season he rushed for 1948 yards, scoring 24 touchdowns, setting a RHS record; First Team All-State; lead team to Sweet 16 Playoffs; AJC Northside Player of the Year, North Fulton Offensive Player of the Year
  • 2006 Roswell MVP, Voted by teammates and coaches as an Outstanding Leader
  • Awarded a scholarship to Butler Community College, a junior college powerhouse  and helped lead Butler to 2 straight National Championships and was named Offensive Player of the Championship game in 2008
  • Randell is currently coaching in the Wichita Youth Football Program and has won City Championships in 2014, 2015, and 2016

Steven Blackwood – Class of 2002

  • 4 year letterman 1999-2002 in baseball for Coach Alan Dyer as an outfielder and pitcher
  • Career batting avg of .398 with 120 runs , 130 hits , and 21 home runs Second highest BA at . 467 , for a season
  • Pitched a no -hitter against Woodstock Fulton County Player of the Year, as a Senior Team MVP as a Senior
  • All Region Honors for 3 years ( 2000-2002)
  • 2 time Metro Atlanta Dugout Club All – Star ( 2001-2002 ) GHSA All – State 2001 and 2002
  • Played for East Cobb Yankees Baseball summer team. Helped the team win the AAU World Series and the Connie Mack World Series.

Steven attended Ga. Tech on a baseball scholarship from 2003- 2006 as a pre­ med major. He was a 4 yr letterman on a team that earned 2 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships and one appearance in the NCAA College World Series. Steven won many accolades and awards:


  • Career BA .326 ( 4th all time upon graduation ) 221RBl’s ( 5th all time ) and 220 runs ( 4th all time ) .
  • All -ACC baseball player (2004) Academic All American
  • 3 time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Ga Tech Athletic Association Special Recognition Award.
  • Drafted 2005 by the St. Louis Cardinals
  • In 2006 – named Mr. Georgia Tech voted on by the student body after a rigorous selection process

Graduated from the Medical College of Georgia ( 2012 ) followed by 5 year residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Milwaukee.

  • 2018 practiced orthopedic surgery in Oxford, Mississippi serving as a team physician for Ole Miss.
  • Moved back to Georgia and is currently in practice with Piedmont Orthopedic. Steven is married to wife Sara and has 2 children.
  • In 2018 – Steven was inducted into the Georgia Tech Athletic Hall of Fame .

Jimmy Barthmaier – Class of 2003

Jimmy Barthmaier ( 1999-2003 ) awarded 8 varsity letters in football and baseball in his distinguished career.

  • He was a 3 yr starter at Quarterback on teams that compiled a 26-8 record.
  • 2 of those teams 2000 and 2002 made it to the Sweet 16 in the SA state playoffs losing twice to the eventual state champion – Parkview HS.
  • His best year was in 2001- passing for 1650 yards and rushing for 300 yards on a team that averaged 413 yards on offense and 34 points per game.
  • During his career he had 4,885 yds passing and 700 yards rushing on teams that were predominantly run first teams.


  • AJC North Fulton 1st Team QB 2001, 2002 Best Offensive Team Player
  • Permanent Team Captain ( 2002 ) Team MVP { 2002 )


  • 4 yr starter as an outfielder and pitcher Career batting avg. of 330.
  • Pitching record of 22-6 with 261 strikeouts in 203 innings
  • Best yr pitching was senior year 2003 with a .085 ERA on a team that went to the 2nd round of the state playoffs.  Won 18 games during 2002-2003 season.


  • Perfect Pitch 11th Best Player in America 2003 RHS outstanding pitcher award 2002-2003
  • 5A All -Region 2001, 2002, and 2003
  • 5A All- State 2003 and 2003 Atlanta Braves All Star Team 2003
  • RHS MVP2003
  • Played Summer Baseball for the East Cobb Yankees ( 2001-2003) winning 19 games. He was a member of the ECY- Connie Mack World Series Champions 2001.

Professional Baseball:

  • Drafted in the 13th round and signed with the Houston Astros Was in the Houston organization from 2003-2007
  • Pittsburgh Pirates 2007-2010 making his major league pitching debut in 2008. He became the 3rd Roswell player to play in the majors joining Mike Ramsey, Tony Phillips, and Ken Ray.
  • His promising career was sidelined with Tommy John surgery in 2009. He ended his career in the Washington Nationals organization 2010-2012.


Jimmy is married to wife Maria and they have 2 girls and 2 boys living in Roswell. Jimmy is CEO of BMP Image Solutions – a copier and printer company.

Whitney Sharp DiMatteo (Class of 2001)

Whitney Sharp DiMatteo graduated from Roswell in 2001.  She was a tremendous high school athlete who stood out in Cross Country and Soccer.  Her Cross Country career and records are astounding.  During her Sophomore year, Whitney won 1st Place in 9 of 10 Cross Country Meets.  Those 9 first place finishes included Whitney setting 2 Course Records and a new RHS Record time as a Sophomore.  Her dominance continued through her Junior and Senior Cross Country seasons by once again winning 1st Place in 9 of 11 Cross Country Meets BOTH YEARS and Whitney once again set 2 more Course Records each year and breaking her own RHS School Record each year.  So, if you are keeping track – Whitney Sharp WON FIRST PLACE in 27 of 32 High School Cross County Meets, set 6 course records, and set new RHS school records three times over.  That is incredible!

Whitney was a State Champion in 1998 and set a School Record of 18:10 for 5k of 3.1 miles.  She was a highly decorated athlete by many metrics in 1998, 1999, and 2000 as demonstrated by her being named to the GHSA All-State Cross Country Team, AJC Athlete of the Week, GPTV Athlete of the Week, and Roswell Neighbor Newspaper Athlete of the Year – ALL THREE YEARS.  She was named as the Top 10 Sports Story of the Year for North Fulton in her senior season of 2000.  Other incredibly impressive honors Whitney earned while at Roswell High include being named the Atlanta Track Club Cross Country Woman of the Year in 1998, 1999, and 2000 and Whitney was nominated for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award in 2000. 

Following her impressive career at Roswell High School, Whitney ran collegiately at Furman University, where she earned All-South Conference honors twice and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2004.  She continued her academic momentum into higher education at Auburn, where she earned a Master of Education Degree in 2005 and a Master of Science in 2008.  She has used her vast education to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst for the last 15 years.  She is passionate about making the world a better place for those who are neurodiverse. 

Whitney moved back to Roswell in 2019 with her husband and best friend Jeff DiMatteo, children Georgia and Tucker, and their two golden retrievers Bo and Clark.  She wants to acknowledge how much the unconditional love and support from her parents Jerry and Sue Sharp and her beloved trainer/mentor Mr. Tim Weaver played in her incredible success at Roswell High School and Furman.