Prater Music Festival is May 8-10
The annual Prater Music Festival will be held on May 8-10, beginning on Wednesday, May 8, with a worship service at Mt. Olive AME Church at 7:30 pm. On Thursday, you can meet the Dave Prater Scholarship Winner at the dinner held at the Irwin County High School cafeteria at 6 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $25 at the door. Then enjoy a street dance on Friday, May 10, on Cherry Street in Ocilla featuring performances by the ICHS Jazz Band at 6:30 and the Snowball Band at 7:10 pm. For more information, contact the Ocilla-Irwin Chamber of Commerce at 229/468-5141.
"A Grand Affair" to be Held on April 6
Irwin County High School's 2019 Prom, "A Grand Affair," will be held on April 6, 2019, at the Grand Theatre in Fitzgerald. Doors open at 6 pm, the senior walk is at 7 pm, and the prom begins at 8 pm.
Tickets are $25 for individuals and $40 for couples. Reserved seat tickets for the senior walk are $5 and tickets at the door for the walk will be $1 each. Tickets will be on sale through March 29. Students planning on attending must complete the online Intend to Attend by March 22.
Morris is State Literary Champion
Gracie Morris won the state championship in personal essay at the state literary meet held at Georgia Military College held on Saturday, March 16. Catherine Tilley placed 4th in the very competitive girls solo event and Lochlan Cunningham placed 7th in international extemporaneous speaking. Congratulations to the ICHS Literary Team for a successful literary season!
Cunningham, Morgan Sign with Erskine
Friday morning, March 8, was a special time for Lochlan Cunningham and Luke Morgan. They opened the door to their future: to play football on the next level at Erskin College in South Carolina. Their family, teammates, and friends were with them to support them in their signing. They will be roommates and play on the same team. Congratulations, Lochlan and Luke!
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.