The Conway Optimist Club has named its April Teens of the Month.
The two selected were Ian Martin O’Dwyer and Audrey Ferrari.
O’Dwyer is the son of Chris and Lenisa O’Dwyer.
He is a 17-year-old at St. Joseph High School.
The senior is the founder and director of the 1879 Dog House Connect, the founder and board member of 1879 Cafe and Courtyard and founder and representative of the student council.
He is also a member of the National Honor Society.
O’Dwyer attends St. Joseph Catholic Church in Conway.
He is involved with the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre and a volunteer with the Conway EcoFest.
O’Dwyer’s current GPA is 4.1 and he is set to graduate May 2018.
He has plans to enroll in the University of Central Arkansas’ Honors College where he plans to major in film production, entrepreneurship and possibly political science.
“I’m the oldest of six kids, a self-proclaimed film buff [and] an aspiring photographer [and] filmmaker,” he wrote.
Ferrari is the daughter of John and Mari Ferrari.
She is a senior at St. Joseph High School.
The 17-year-old is the treasurer of her school’s FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) Club and the Cradle Care committee Lleader for the National Honors Society.
She is also the founder of the student cabinet, a member of the Interact Club, member of the book club, part of the newspaper and yearbook staff and the Dog House Connect staff.
“I have been on the Varsity Cheer Team for the past two years, and I have represented St. Joseph at the HOBY Leadership Seminar and Arkansas Girls State,” she wrote.
Ferrari attends St. Joseph Catholic Church in Conway.
She is involved in the 1879 Cafe and Courtyard where she serves as a manager and board member.
Ferrari also volunteers with the St. Joseph Flea market, Conway EcoFest, Veteran’s Day services, multiples banquets and is a bell ringer for the Salvation Army.
She has a current GPA of 4.16 and is set to graduate May 2018.
Ferrari plans to attend the University of Central Arkansas where she wants to major in mathematics and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education.