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McIntosh announces 8th Annual Hall of Fame inductees

Special to Fayette Newspapers

The McIntosh High School has announced the Class of 2018 inductees for their 8th Annual Hall of Fame celebration. The event will be held October 19-20, with the inductees honored at halftime of the football game against Griffin Friday night and at the induction dinner Saturday night.

This year’s inductees are Rachel Melendez Mabee, Emily Borsare Enriquez, and Julie Herdic Gallagher, and Distinguished Alumni Dawn Colbert Burnette and Scott Bracco. The 1996 State Championship Boys Cross Country Team will also be recognized.

Rachel Melendez Mabee, Class of 1999, was a golf individual state champion who competed in the US Girls Junior Championship Tournament and led her McIntosh teams as two-time golf team state and region champions.

Emily Borsare Enriquez, Class of 2007, was a state 1600m and 3200m champion, three-time region and county 1600m and 3200m champion, and individual cross country region champion, and was part of two-time county champion and team state champion squads.

Julie Herdic Gallagher, Class of 2001, was two-time High School Soccer All-American and Georgia Athletic Coach’s Association Female Soccer Player of the Year; and member of state champions and a three-time Georgia Soccer Olympic Player Development Team member.

Dawn Colbert Burnette, Class of 1986, created “Daily Grammar Practice,” which is used in middle and high schools in all 50 states and at least 20 foreign countries, was Fayette County Teacher of the Year and the county’s first-ever state finalist, and coached the Chiefettes dance team to seven State Championships.

Scott Bracco, Class of 1989, boasts 21 years of highly successful coaching experience, including 18 years as head coach. He is a three-time Georgia High School Basketball Coach of the Year and six-time Region Coach of the Year with one national championship, two state championships, and four Final Four, one Elite Eight, five Sweet 16 appearances. He is Chairman Atlanta Tip-Off Club with three years collegiate basketball playing experience, including on the Alabama State Junior College state championship team that finished ranked sixth in the nation.