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.