Goodman Named ICHS STAR Student
Irwin County High School senior Montana Goodman has been named the school’s 2019 PAGE STAR Student. David Martin, Energy Services Adviser of Irwin EMC in Ocilla, and Cathy Stott, President/CEO of the Ocilla/Irwin Chamber of Commerce, the local STAR program sponsors, announced the honor on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Goodman selected Terry Spell, English teacher at Irwin County High School, as her STAR Teacher.
Montana, the daughter of Michael and Pam Goodman, earned the recognition for academic achievement and performance on the SAT. Montana has been in the Top 10 every school year and excels academically, being the top in her class. In addition to academics, Montana is a valued member of the ICHS tennis team. Montana chose Mrs. Spell as her STAR Teacher because “she has always been more than just a teacher to me. She pushed me to my limits and showed me that I’m capable of a lot more than I thought I was able to achieve.” Even after Montana stopped being in her classes, Mrs. Spell continued to be a mentor and supporter and Montana knew exactly who she wanted to choose as her STAR Teacher when given the opportunity.
FBLA Members Shine at Region Competition
This group of ICHS FBLA members really showed out during their region competition which was held Thursday, January 17, at Coffee County High School. Students are able to choose in which test or performance event they would like to perform. We had many students stepping outside of their comfort zone this year to take part in a performance event. Mrs. Sheri Brown, Advisor, stated, "I am beyond proud of all of these kids and the hard work they put in for their region competition."
Those placing at region and advancing to state are as follows:
2nd place Chloe Plate in Business Communication
4th place Kyla Sanders in Business Communication
9th place Lorelei Leverett in Business Communication
7th place Mace McMillan in Introduction to Business
2nd place Chloe Pate and Kyla Sanders in Emerging Business Issues
Other members who placed at region:
2nd place Aniyah McElhaney and Chris Richardson in Business Ethics
4th place Lorelei Leverett in Public Speaking
5th place Madison Veazey in Sales Presentation
Kamran Ward is Defensive Player of the Year
Joe Lee Hansley presented ICHS Sophomore Kamran Ward (Big Red Varsity Football #8) with the Joe Lee Hansley Foundation Defensive Football Player of the Year award on Tuesday, December 18. Congratulations, Kamran, and keep up the good work!
Olguin Signs with Andrew College
Congratulations to Nana Olguin, who on Friday, December 14, signed to play softball with the Andrew College Wildcats next year. Nana has worked hard on the Indian fields and on the off-season has played travel ball. All of us at Irwin County School System with Nana the best of luck in the future.
Indians Are State Runner-Up in Football
Congratulations Coach Nobles, Coaching Staff, and the 2018 Big Red Indians football team. Pictured is Irwin County Farm Bureau's Todd Young and Gary Paulk presenting Coach Nobles with the State Runner-Up trophy with seniors Locklan Cunningham, Davion Pollard, Will Burnum, Wil Hudson, and Javon Stanley. The Indians had a great year of undefeated football!