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.