Bracken County High senior Shannon Smith is interested in attending Northern Kentucky University, where she plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing, with the goal of working as a registered nurse in a hospital setting. She already volunteers at a local nursing home as part of her school’s work-based learning program. Smith is involved in Bracken County High’s science, drama and art clubs, as well as Future Business Leaders of America, Tri-M and choir. Her hobbies include photography, swimming and reading, and her favorite subjects at school are science and English.
Bracken County High School senior Shannon Smith receives a $2,500 KSBA First Degree Scholarship from KSBA and scholarship sponsors. From left, Joel McKenzie, American Fidelity Assurance Co.; Artie Gibson, HMC Service Co., representing the Kentucky School Plant Management Association; Smith; Chris Tyler, Thermal Equipment, also representing the Kentucky School Plant Management Association; Carl Williams, PSST, LLC; KSBA Executive Director Mike Armstrong; and KSBA President Allen Kennedy.
This year’s First Degree scholarships were sponsored by the Kentucky School Plant Management Association, the KSBA Board of Directors, American Fidelity Assurance Company and PSST, LLC.