Letter from the Founders

In today’s society all we hear about are negative acts in the world – i.e. senseless shootings on school campuses or at churches, murders in our communities, drugs being sold to our kids, and much more.

We need to hear about and focus more on the good actually going on in our communities, which is why we, Stephen Norton and Brian Pruett, have founded the NWGA Rising Stars Magazine. We are both big sports fans and we want to recognize all the good being accomplished by the youth in the Bartow and Gordon county areas that you may not otherwise get to hear.

The NWGA Rising Stars Magazine is a publication that will have a different focus on sports in the Bartow and Gordon County areas. We will be celebrating all the student athletes in the nine high schools in these areas. What you won’t read about are allegations of coaches paying players, coaches recruiting illegally, point shaving or cheating scandals, drug abuse issues or any other negative story. What you will read about are stories of students who are excelling in the classroom, volunteering in their community, mentoring younger students, serving our country in one way or another and much more. You will also read stories about competitions that you may not normally get to hear about on a regular basis, such as band, choral, literary, theater and JROTC. NWGA Rising Stars will also feature little known sports such as Bass Fishing, E-Sports, Water Polo and many others. Our readers will also be able to catch up on Bartow and Gordon county graduates in our “Where Are They Now?” sections.

It is our hope that you, the reader, will enjoy the NWGA Rising Stars Magazine as it highlights the youth in your community who are doing amazing things. If you have an idea for a story or a student you would like for us to highlight please reach out to us at Stephen@nwgarisingstars.com or Brian@nwgarisingstars.com.


Stephen Norton and Brian Pruett

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Stephen Norton

Founder | Ad Sales
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Brian Pruett

Co-founder | VP of Marketing

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