Pikeville WinnersBig Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held its Big Sandy Idol competition at Pikeville High School on Friday, November 21. Big Sandy Idol is sponsored by Gearheart Communications.

Fourteen students participated for coveted spots for the annual Big Sandy Idol regional competition, which will be held in March at the Mountain Arts Center. Haleigh Johnson was crowned the winner, and Olivia Davis finished as runner-up. Both will advance to the regional competition and have a chance to earn a spot on the Big Sandy Singers, an album recording and other prizes. Maddie Willard was selected as the Appalachian Wireless Wildcard winner and will compete against others in a SMS contest for a spot in the championship round of the regional competition.

The talent at Pikeville was absolutely amazing, said Clayton Case, director of Fine Arts at BSCTC. Every year, our participants raise the bar, and I cant wait to see what the future holds.

Students at Pikeville were also treated to a concert by the Big Sandy Singers and Band, an elite group of vocalists and musicians comprised of BSCTC students.

Big Sandy Idol will visit Shelby Valley High School on Friday, December 5.

For more information about Big Sandy Idol or the Big Sandy Singers and Band, contact Clayton Case at (606) 886-7388 or email or Candace Kelly at (606) 886-7384 or email