Saturday, April 13, 2013
From 6 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday, 103 cadets marched in front of Irmo High to raise money for Honor Flight South Carolina.
In an effort to raise funds to send World War II veterans to Washington, DC, through Honor Flight South Carolina, 103 cadets are marching for 24 hours in front of Irmo High School. "We want to be able to honor those veterans, those that served and especially those that died at that time," said Cadet Maj. Cody Brantly, a junior at Irmo High. "To be able to send them to Washington, DC, to see the WWII Memorial is a really good thing." The annual Memorial Bataan Death March started at 6 p.m. Friday and will end at 6 p.m. today. The students marched the route — which was lined with luminaries with the Honor Flight logo and the names of veterans — in two-hour shifts without food or water. Retired Chief Master Sgt. Steven Turner said the march…
Friday, April 12, 2013
Ezinne Ogbonna and Jeremiah Prince are among 800 African-American seniors nationwide receiving this year’s awards.
Two students from Lexington-Richland School District 5 have been named winners of the 2013 National Achievement Scholarship program. Irmo High School students Ezinne Ogbonna and Jeremiah Prince are among the 800 African-American seniors nationwide receiving this year’s awards. Both students will receive a $2,500 scholarship. Irmo High Assistant Principal Tom Wise said, “Ezinne and Jeremiah embody the excellence and achievement that we hope all students at Irmo High will strive for. We congratulate them on their awards and look forward to all they will accomplish in the future.” The National Achievement Program is conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, a nonprofit organization that operates without government assistance. …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Irmo's Robert "Scott" Douglass is one of the few trainers to be named to the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association's Hall of Fame.
Longtime Irmo High School Athletic Trainer Robert “Scott” Douglass has been named to the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association’s 2013 Hall of Fame, becoming one of few trainers to be given the prestigious distinction. “It’s nice to be recognized for years of hard work and especially nice to be a trainer named among coaches,” Douglass said. “The role of trainers in high school athletics has come a long way, and it’s an honor to be recognized alongside some of the best coaches in South Carolina.” Douglass has been a trainer since 1985 at Irmo High, where he also teaches sports medicine, and serves as head of the science department and assistant athletic director. He has earned several awards and recognitions over his distinguished …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Zach Prince will play for the Charleston Battery for the fourth time.
A former Irmo High School and College of Charleston soccer standout will return to the Charleston Battery for the fourth time this spring. Zach Prince, who played with the Charleston Battery during 2010 and 2012 United Soccer League Championships, will return to the team's midfield this year. The Battery open play on April 13. Learn more about the Charleston Battery here.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Lexington-Richland 5 announced the names of the new principals at Irmo High and Dutch Fork Middle for the 2013-2014 school year.
Lexington-Richland School District Five has named new principals for Irmo High School and Dutch Fork Middle School. Ohio educator David Riegel has been selected as the new principal of Irmo High. He has served as principal of Franklin High School in Franklin, Ohio since 2008. The search for Irmo's principal began after principal Rob Weinkle resigned as head of the school in December due to "health concerns." Former Lexington High School principal Creig Tyler has been serving as the school's interim principal. Dr. Gerald Gary, a principal at Leaphart Elementary School, will take over as principal of Dutch Fork Middle. He has been an administrator at Leaphart since 2011. Both will begin in their new roles at the start of the 2013-2014 …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Irmo High graduate Brittany Alyse Walker will participate in a paid internship at DuPont for a minimum of 10 weeks in their research and development lab in Wilmington, Del.
Brittany Alyse Walker, a 2009 graduate of Irmo High School, has been selected as a GEM Fellow. GEM (The National GEM Consortium) prepares technical leaders for advanced careers in industry, academia, and government agencies by identifying and selecting highly qualified students to complete a program of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) graduate study and industry internships. Brittany’s fellowship includes a paid internship at DuPont for a minimum of 10 weeks in their research and development lab in Wilmington, Del. DuPont will also pay her first-year tuition, fees, and a stipend at the GEM-affiliated university of her choice. She is already accepted into a PhD program in the GEM Consortium and is in the process of selecting…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
McKie, a 6-foot-4 guard and SC's Mr. Basketball, is now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year award.
Irmo High's Justin McKie has been named the Gatorade South Carolina Boys Basketball Player of the Year, the organization announced Thursday. McKie, a 6-foot-4 guard, is now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year award. The award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the court. McKie scored 20 points with 10 rebounds in the Yellow Jackets' 65-46 win over Goose Creek in the Class 4 A state championship game. Irmo finished the season with a 29-0 record. McKie, South Carolina’s 2013 Mr. Basketball, averaged 18 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game while shooting 80 …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Irmo's Detrek Browning and Dutch Fork's Rose Robinson will play in this year's North-South All-Star game held March 16 at Lexington High School.
Two student athletes from Lexington-Richland 5 have been named to the 2013 North-South All-Star basketball game presented by Bi-Lo, the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association announced Tuesday. Irmo High's Detrek Browning and Dutch Fork's Rose Robinson — both seniors on this year's Class 4A championship teams — were selected to play in the game scheduled for March 16 at Lexington High School. Browning will play for the North men's team and Robison will play for the South's women's team. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for high school aged students and younger. Doors open at 2 p.m. Girls game starts at 3 p.m., boys at 5 p.m. To see a full roster, click here.
Friday, March 1, 2013
It was a good night for Irmo basketball players. The Yellow Jackets won their second state title in three years when they beat the Gators, 65-46 Friday night.
Friday proved that Irmo has talent. The town saw two state champions--Dutch Fork girls and Irmo boys. See more photos and a recap of the game here.
The Yellow Jackets take home a win tonight against Goose Creek in the state final.
Once Irmo High scored its first four points of their game against the Goose Creek Gators, it was no looking back for the Yellow Jackets. Irmo maintained control of the rest of the game leading to the team's second victory in three years. The Yellow Jackets defeated Goose Creek, 65-46, to become the Class 4A State Champions Irmo joined the Dutch Fork Lady Foxes in taking home the state title Friday night. The Gators, ranked No. 10 in the state, scored the first three points of the game. Seniors Justin McKie and Detrek Browning helped Irmo score and take the lead — one the Yellow Jackets never let go of. At the half, Irmo was leading 28-14. The Gators continued to struggle and by the fourth quarter, the Yellow Jackets were up 18 points. …