The Optimist Club of St. Andrews and the IHS PTSO sponsored the Be All You Can Be Awards Ceremony January 16 at the Irmo High School Center for the Arts Auditorium.

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 began with the IHS ROTC unit, led by Master Sergeant Turner, providing the Presentation of Colors while the IHS Percussion group, led by Rob Giovanelli, played a special arrangement of the National Anthem. The guest speaker was District 5’s dynamic Superintendent, Dr. Christina Melton.

There were a record 245 honorees this year. The nominees were presented with a certificate of award and special t-shirt for their achievement and refreshments were provided after the ceremony. The IHS PTSO wishes to thank The Optimist Club of St. Andrews led by their President, Jay Downs, the District 5 School Board, the IHS administration and staff for their support and efforts with the students. Students receiving the award were:

Freshmen: Ruth Begashaw, Alex Blocker, Camren Brown, John Brown, McKenna Buff, Carina Burdick, Simon Cameron, Silas Campanella, Zanah Chavis, Isaiah Costa, Caleb Counts, Olivia Crainshaw, Matthew Curry, Hannah Davis, McQuay Dawkins, Deja Delgado, Kamahrion Dennis, Luke Diaz, Marcalia Dores, Joy Duggar, Christopher Falcone, Omarion Frances, Caleb Futch, Sydney Glenn, Xavier Graves, Javian Green, Lamont Green, Milia Guilbert, Mya Harris, Justin Hayes, DeNaya Henderson, Emily Himler, Emily Johnson, Tishyra Johnson, Zachary Jones, David Jodan, Audrey Keller, Truc Le, Jordan Lee, Marcellus Lewis, Alani Liriano-Martinez, Mia Louden, Charciana Luzama, Dalayzia McEachern, Austin Morgan, Savon Ke’Andre Plaines, Nyia Rivers, Laken Robinson, Anika Roldan, Elizabeth Sharkey, Olivia Singleton, Alyssa Smith, Andrew Smith, Jamya Tyliyah Smith, Remaliah Smith, Brayden Stevens, Bridget Ashley Tankersley, Madeleine Thomas, Juanwanna Tyler, Hannah Vaughan, Mya’ah, Vincent, Nathaniel Walker, Anna White, Reonsha Wilkinson, Cayden Williams, Arshayla Wilson, Destiny Wilson, Aidan Workura, and Alexandra Zingale

Sophmores and Freshmen Honorees

Sophomores: Willie Abrams, Donavan Barraza, James Baxley, Brianna Black, Zaria Black, Jackson Bosworth, Brandon Brown, Devonte Brown, Nia Brown, Tyres Brown, Alaura Cakely, Jayon Chambers, Chasity Chastain, Nicolas Colorado, Jabari, Cooks, Destany Cope, Rodrenna Dacus, Jaylen Deveaux, Nigeria Elkins, Casey Fore, Dale Gentry, Shivamgiri Goswami, Shakira Graham, Shiyana Guilbert, Stacey Harris, Geronimo Hebel, Jordan Holland, TayVaughn Horne, Saw Htoo, Mackenzie Hughes, Jasmine Hunter, Da’Corin Johnson, Nina Johnson, William Jones, Nealy Jordan, Meredith Joyner, Jacob Kennan, Holly Kerr, Jonathan King, Jax LaPointe, Justice Isaiah Martin, Justice Savion-Tyriq Martin, Latoria Martin, Matt Matheny, Alyssa McCloskey, Brooklin Moore, Rylee Mostiller, Will Munywoki, Whitney Nguyen, Sara Obando, Jada Grace Patton, Robert Petruzzi, Eric Priester, Shynasia Rice, David Ringer, David Ross, Kayla Marie Simmonds Asbury, Darian Sulejmanovic, Karlee Tankersley, Eric Taylor, Dominic Thomas, Letish Thomas, Carina Varelas, Matthew Vokes, Miles Woodman, and Camren Wright

Juniors: Sofi Abouassali, Jaylah Anderson, Na’Qyn Arthur, Ryan Barker, Emma Bassett, Ty’Teyonna Bing, Jason Black, Karis Bland, Caiti Boisture, Kenyaz Boston, Lakaya Bowers, Autumn Boykin, Alena Brown, Destiny Brown-Sanders, Esra Buckson, Praifa Chamnachak, Tylique Cobb, Philip Daniel, Jade Eichelberger, Sean Ellsworth, Helen Eskridge, Dominic Forgione, Eric Gamble, Akyra Garrett, Kayla Gaston, Ana Gatto, Kwantera Gilbert, Taylor Gordon, Tyreek Graham, Jamoni Grey, Cathrine Hall, Quintun Harris, James Hayes, Tydriana Henry, Zaniya Holt, Mary Kerley, Mette Koehlbrandt, Abby Jones, Jay’l Lindsey, Katie Little, Rachel Lofurno, Slade Lyles, Ashlyn McBay, Makenzie McFadden, Cory McMillian, McKenzie Neville, Ryan Olson, Madelyn Overcash, Banci Patel, Shiv Patel, Lyrie Reese, Kristal Rej, Zaniyah Rivers, Mary Robinson, Wyatt Robinson, Lee Salter, Logan Shealy, Mark Sheldon, Maleik Shell, William Sherer, Jacob Simpson, Tanvi Singh, Achonte Smith, William Smith, Grace Spencer, Kobe Taylor, Alondra Torres-Zamora, Rockell Turner, Tamar Washington, and Jana Alea “Rika” Wegner.

Senior and Junior Honorees

Seniors: Batula Ahmed, Layla “Ryan” Ahmed, Shyanne Anderson, Victoria Andrews, Chloe Bogart, Isabella Bounyarith, Dorien Brown, Emma Bryant, MacKenna Bryant, Abigail Carlson, Bria Clark, Arista Couture, John Cox, Keiondra Davis, Kevian Davis, Kiya Davis, Azante Dawson, Kendall DeLong, Katelyn Dill, Kendall Dryman, Atashanay Eskridge, Candace Evans, Elliott Freeman, Dazania Green, Kelli Grooms, Dani Harrell, Garamiah Harrell, Mackenzie Hoffman, Jack Holliday, Briasia Holmes, Florence Kamena, Ti’Reki Keels, Autumn King, Madeleine Knowles, Chris Koverman, Anthony Lawrence, Cameron Martin, Keon McAbee, Adam McCants, Madeline McGready, Erin Medlock, Gary Montgomery, Myles Pack, Avi Patel, Robert Playford, Alyssa Pressley, Joseph Ramirez, Jordan Reeder, Lily Richter, Tyler Saalfrank, Logan Sawyer, Juliana Scott, Tralani Simpson, Victoriana Smith, Philip Suber, Ken’dazia Turner, Thomas “TJ” Vaughan, Kayla Waddy, Emily Watts, Katie Weber, Isis Wells, Aaron White, Christopher Williams and Danielle Williamson

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