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Strovis Character Counts Awards program inducts 8 GHS students for fall sports season

January 10, 2019 at 8:12 pm

By Mark A. Stevens
Chief Marketing Officer

The Strovis Character Counts Awards program inducted eight Georgetown High School student-athletes during the fall sports season.

These eight students will be joined by another 10 inductees during the spring sports season.

The Strovis Character Counts program honors student-athletes who excel in their chosen sport, as well as in life. Students who hold strong character traits are selected for the award. They are nominated by members of the coaching staff. Each inductee receives a special certificate and a $50 Visa gift card.

Strovis partnered with the Georgetown High School Athletic Booster Club to create the awards program in the fall of 2017.

Inductees honored so far for the 2018-19 school year are:

  • Ryan Drayton, a senior football player, nominated by Coach Jordan Ward and honored for “demonstrating integrity on and off the field.”
  • Robert Hill, a member of the Cross Country team, nominated by Coach Chris Hapeshis and honored for his commitment and dedication.
  • Woody Lance, a senior member of the competitive cheer squad, nominated by Coach Carolyn Casselman and honored for holding the character traits of determination, diligence, endurance and generosity.
  • Ella Moody, a member of the Cross Country team, nominated by Coach Shawn Studley and honored for her determination, commitment and enthusiasm.
  • Journey Peters, a sophomore tennis player, nominated by Coach Grace George and honored for her diligence, tolerance and compassion.
  • Allen Poston, a junior swim team member, nominated by Coach Bonnie Richards and honored for his determination and dedication.
  • Imani Simon, a junior on volleyball team, nominated by Coach Amy Youmell and honored for her determination and punctuality.
  • Katherine Taylor, a sophomore on the girls’ golf team, nominated by Coach Sierra Billhimer and honored for her determination and dedication.

Strovis Holdings CEO Jenna Jordan said the company’s goal is to highlight student-athletes who show good character in their everyday lives, as well as in their chosen sport.

“As a Georgetown-based company, we think it’s important to recognize what great athletes these students are, but also that they are good people, too,” Jordan said. “We know that having good character matters for a successful future, and we want to encourage that as much as possible.

“It’s important to recognize the students who really stand out for having good character. It’s awesome that you play a sport, that makes you well-rounded. Having good grades, playing a sport, being involved in clubs, all helps you become just a well-rounded adult. But if you have good character, it’s going to take you even further.”

Booster Club President Jessica Sasser said she’s pleased with how well the second year of the Strovis Character Counts Awards program has been received by coaches, administrators and students.

“It means so much that Strovis is willing to invest the time, energy and resources to a program like this,” Sasser said. “I believe it shows what great character can be found at a Georgetown-based business like Strovis, which is setting the standard for businesses in our community and for being a great example to our students.”

This past fall, a trophy case at Georgetown High School was dedicated to the Strovis Character Counts Awards inductees.

Founded in Georgetown in 1998, Strovis Holdings oversees three divisions of the company: Strovis Payroll & HR, Strovis Benefits and Strovis Insurance. The company serves clients in 32 states from South Carolina offices in Georgetown, Murrells Inlet, Summerville and Mount Pleasant. The company can be found on the web at

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