Iron City Studios had a the amazing opportunity to take photos at this year's Finley Awards. The Finely Awards began in 1996 in honor of Robert Finley, who worked at Berry High School from 1963 until 1994 as an educator and coach. Mr. Finley was well known for miraculous coaching for Berry High School. He lead his team at Berry to two State Championships, and while he is greatly remembered for his coaching skills, he is better known for his personality and amazing character. He was greatly adored by his students, fellow educators and coaches and that is why he has an entire night dedicated to his honor and those who resemble characteristics of this great man. Specifically, an employee in the district and a graduating senior from Hoover High School and Spain Park High School, along with grade-level character award winners (grades 3-12) from all Hoover City Schools.
Unlike past years, this year's Finley Awards was held at the Metro Church. It was the perfect location to hold such a prestigious event! There was plenty of room for the family members and friends of the honorees to gather and celebrate their achievement. As the guests arrived, the Spain Parks High School jazz band was playing soulful tunes. We decided to bring two photographers for the event, to make sure the entire evening had 100% coverage. One of ICS's photographers was in the ceremony space, taking photos of each honoree as they walked across the stage. While our other photographer, set up in the lobby to take group photos of each school's winners! It was such an honor to be apart of such a special night in all of special student's lives!