Two student athletes honored as FSD1 Athletes of the Year
The Ira Rainwater Trophy, given to the best all-around athlete in the senior class at McClenaghan High School from 1947 to 1975, sparked the inspiration for Florence School District One’s Annual Athlete of the Year Awards Program.
Male and female athletes from South Florence, West Florence and Wilson were honored at the 17th Annual Florence School District One Athlete of the Year Recognition Program and luncheon at the Florence Country Club. This year’s winners were Caroline Spence, Female Athlete of the Year and Darrell Brown, Male Athlete of the Year.
Nominated by their high schools and local sports editors, the honorees included: South Florence, Kiersten Camlin and Darrell Brown; West Florence, Caroline Spence and James Haynes; Wilson, Bryanna Goodson and Blake Walker.
James Haynes received the “You’ve Gotta Have Heart” Award.
Guest speaker was Clyde Wrenn, director of High School Relations, USC Columbia and a former coach at Southside and West Florence High Schools.
Supporting businesses included Cale Yarborough Honda, Charlie Grace, the Florence Athletic Hall of Fame, Jeff Hyman, Jostens and Ira S. Rainwater recipients Terry Grantham (‘71 owner of All Star Sports); Ken Lester (1959); and Dickie Lester (1962).