The annual IB Senior Celebration at the Coliseum on May 21 was a success with 492 guests attending,  The celebration committee went all out to make this a special night for the seniors.  Mr. Ryan Halstead served as Master of Ceremonies for the evening, and the class elected Sydney Jones and Miles Green as Senior Speakers.  

The evening opened by announcing each senior and the college they will attend.   They were announced in order of Learner Profile Traits.  The event included a class slide show, and dual student photos –one from toddler/elementary years and the other a “remake” of the same photo now as a senior.  Entertainment showcased student talents including music and dance performances.

A performance by the IB faculty provided the evening’s grand finale.  The senior class t-shirt, selected by class vote, was designed by Kalista Shields and was included in a goody bag for each senior.

The evening was sponsored by the IB Booster Organization and planned by the IB Boosters Senior Celebration Committee. A BIG thank you to Darla Kiernan, parent of IB junior Meredith Kiernan, who led a large team of volunteers and made the evening a success: Margarita Abdo, Maureen Corbett, Kelly Debure, Susan Farias, Boop Farmer, Lana Fisher, Diane Friel, Wendy Fruland, Hope Green, Patty Hollingsworth, Cheryl Landwehr, Lana Jill Monforte, Tammy Morrison, Joe O’Connor, Michelle Payne, Lisa Scribano, Amy Seeks, and Lisette Shields.

Award Winners

  • Linda McPheron Award (Overcoming Obstacles): Donnise Bowens
  • Samuel Davis Community Service Leadership Award: Jaya Brizendine
  • Carolyn Nelson “Ideal IB Student” Award: Rylee Hickman
  • Don Driskell Award (Most Inspirational Teacher): Anthony Bryant

The IB Senior Celebration Commitee thanks the following sponsors for their generous support:

  • The Green, Henwood and Hough Investment Group
  • Magro Law Firm
  • St. Petersburg Ballet Conservatory
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