The Optimist Club of St. Andrews and the IHS PTSO sponsored the Be All You Can Be Awards Ceremony January 24, at the Irmo High School Center for the Arts Auditorium at 6:30 pm.

Teachers and staff at Irmo High School nominated students for this award based on consistent effort and performance, preparation in the classroom, improved grades, leadership, or respect for school rules. The evening’s guest speaker was Mr. Chip Huggins who is currently the Director of Business Development for Duraclean and currently serves District 85 in the SC House of Representatives. The 153 honorees were presented with a certificate of award and special t-shirt for their achievement and refreshments were provided after the ceremony.

The Optimist Club also awards one senior male student and one senior female student with a $500 scholarship if they have been awarded this honor at any point in their high school years. The IHS PTSO wishes to thank The Optimist Club of St. Andrews, the District 5 School Board, the IHS Administration, and staff for their support and efforts with the students. Students receiving the award were:

Freshmen: Bushra Almjareesh, Alec Bowie, Raven Boykin, Uyen Dao, Sabrina Drayton, Jamia East, Aaron Ervin, Casey Fore, Jordan Gillard, Gracelyn Grant, Kameron Green, Kayla Howard, Tyler Jones, Jessica Kochert, Rivaldy Louis, Justice Martin, Dezeric McFadden, Will Munywoki, Ashton Porterfield, Sierra Prince, Fabian Ramos, Justine Saidi, Hayden Scudder, Mycah Seabrook, Sklar Wenzel, and Kathryn Willis
Sophomores: CJ Alexander, Jason Black, Kenyaz Boston, Esra Buckson, Megan Carlson, Megan Cipolla, Sema’J Davis, Khari Felder, Eric Gamble, Tyreek Graham, Katy Hall, Taleah Holt, Shruti Jadhav, Ashlyn Jones, Trevor Jones, Siryce Levine, Indya Locke, Loryn Magwood, Kyla McBeth, Samantha Mongkeya, James Ostergaard, Banci Patel, Wyatt Robinson, Serenity Self, Si’Asia Shannon, Mark Sheldon, Lan Smith-Bodkin, Sherlyann, Soram, and Rachel Stephens
Juniors: Layla Ahmed, Noor Al Al Mayahi, Serene Alvarez, Webster Anderson, Arrie Bodie, Bria Clark, Maura Clavero, Cambridge Dantzler, Kevian Davis, Andrew Gillespie, Onyx Hall, Amani Harewood, Cam Hickson, Alexia Hinojos, Maxwell Holland, John Holliday, Cari James, Xaria Kelly, Madeleine Knowles, Anna Koon, Anthony Lawrence, Maia Lawson, Serenidy Lewis, D’zir Marsh, Cameron Martin, Keon McAbee, Keshawn McAbee, Alexis Miles, Joseph Ramirez, Lily Richter, Megan Roberts, Savannah Rubeiz, Tyler Ruff, Logan Sawyer, Deiondre Shider, Tiasia Suber, Savannah Terrell, Brandon Tucker, Thomas TJ Vaughan, Aaron White, and Tristin Wilson

Seniors: Lauren Addison, Carter Bennett, Alice Bowie, Steven Bross, TaJaya Burgess, Davis Cassell, Esha Chauhan, Benjamin Collinsworth, Savannah Corley, Kion Davis, Nikeya Davis, Darius Dayman, Adam DiMaggio, Joshua Domin, Nigel Dow, A’reus Dublin, Julian Edgerson, Callie Farrell, Jordan Ferrer, Corbin Gadsden, Mar’trell Gamill, Olivia Geitz, Shameara Gooden, D’Angelo Hair, Breanna Harmon, Jaden Harris, Victoria Harris, Raekwon Heath, Joslyn Helrigel, Mo Henry-Rivera, Winston Hill, Jamari Hodge, Michael Jones, Emily Kaht, Davion Kinard, Hannah Knight, Jordan Knight, Alaiyah Lisbon, Antwone, Mack, Nya Maxwell-Cherry, Kylie McCarty, Christopher Morin, Patrick Parks, Blake Pitt, Markayla Platt, Talia Pugh, Diamond Robins, Maddie Salinas, Genaro Santos, Kendrick Smith, Madison Spencer, Jerome Story, Shania Trader, Sharden Valentine, Jacqueline Vega Gonzales, Jada White, and Lila Yoko

Representative Chip Huggins addresses the group.