KSBA First Degree Scholarship winners

KSBA First Degree Scholarship winners

2014 First Degree College Scholarship winners announced

2014 First Degree College Scholarship winners announced

Students from Laurel County and the Pikeville Independent school districts are winners of the third annual KSBA First Degree Scholarship Program. The honorees, South Laurel High School senior Makayla New of Keavy and Pikeville High School senior Luke D. Crider of Pikeville, were announced at KSBA’s annual conference. The award was established by the KSBA Board of Directors to help make postsecondary education possible for two students, one male and one female, who will be the first in their family to go on to college. Each will benefit from a $2,500 award to attend any two- or four-year accredited college or university.

New plans to attend Alice Lloyd College and major in pre-pharmacy with a career as a pharmacist in mind. She is president of her high school’s Beta Club and National Honor Society and a member of the Juniorettes, a service club.

Crider will attend Big Sandy Community and Technical College for two years, and then transfer to Morehead State University. He plans to major in art education and become a high school art teacher. A gifted artist, Crider also has participated in Upward Bound at the University of Pikeville for the past three years and has attended Pike County Area Technology Center.

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