The Oro Valley Optimist Club handed out five high school students of the year awards May 22 at a luncheon at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Road.

Joshua Andelora (Canyon del Oro High School), Maddie Lamear (Pusch Ridge Christian Academy), Braden Whitaker (Ironwood Ridge High School), Christian Evan Silva (Immaculate Heart High School) and Rishab Srivastaua (Basis Oro Valley) were winners. 

Each of the students of the year received $500. They were chosen because of their accomplishments in school and contributions to the local community.