First Degree Scholarship

First Degree Scholarship

Russell County, Lee County students awarded KSBA scholarships

Kentucky School Advocate
March 2017
 
Staff report
Students from the Russell County and the Lee County school districts have been awarded scholarships in the sixth annual Kentucky School Boards Association First Degree College Scholarship Program. The 2017 honorees, Russell County High School senior Keith Hughes and Lee County High School senior Morgan Phillips, were announced Feb. 25 during KSBA’s 81st annual conference in Louisville.
 
Russell County High School senior Keith Hughes receives a $2,500 KSBA First Degree Scholarship from KSBA and scholarship sponsors. From left, KSBA President Allen Kennedy; Artie Gibson, HMC Service Co. representing the Kentucky School Plant Management Association; Hughes; Joel McKenzie, American Fidelity Assurance Co.; and KSBA President Mike Armstrong. PSST, LLC is also a sponsor of the award. 
 
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 receives a $2,500 award to attend any two- or four-year accredited college or university.
Hughes, whose favorite subjects at Russell County are math and science, plans to attend Lindsey Wilson College and major in business administration with emphasis in accounting and a possible minor in chemistry. He played four years of high school football and was a captain/co-captain of his team. He is a member of the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Hughes was the winner of the Wendy’s Heisman Award for student athletes for Russell County High School this school year. His hobbies include working out, playing guitar and drawing. He works at Kroger.
 
Lee County High School senior Morgan Phillips receives a $2,500 KSBA First Degree Scholarship from KSBA and scholarship sponsors. From left, KSBA President Allen Kennedy; Artie Gibson, HMC Service Co. representing the Kentucky School Plant Management Association; Phillips; Joel McKenzie, American Fidelity Assurance Co.; and KSBA President Mike Armstrong. PSST, LLC is also a sponsor of the award. 

Phillips plans to attend Morehead State University and major in pre-med or biology before attending medical school to become a family doctor. Her favorite subjects at Lee County High School are reading and English. She is a member of Future Business Leaders of America and Health Occupations Students of America. Phillips’ hobbies include reading, spending time with family and friends, working or being involved with her church. She is the children’s teacher at her church and during the summer she works at a religious summer camp. She also works at Subway.

This year’s First Degree scholarships were sponsored by the Kentucky School Plant Managers Association, American Fidelity, PSST, LLC and the KSBA Board of Directors.
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