JCHS WinnersBig Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held its Big Sandy Idol competition at Johnson Central on Friday, October 24. Big Sandy Idol is sponsored by Gearheart Communications.

Twelve students participated for coveted spots for the annual Big Sandy Idol regional competition, which will be held in March at the Mountain Arts Center. Delaney Wireman was crowned the winner, and Sarah McCoart 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. Rylea Salyer was selected as the Appalachian Wireless Wild Card winner and will compete against others in a SMS contest for a spot in the championship round of the regional competition.

The talent at Johnson Central 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 Johnson Central 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 Sheldon Clark High School on Friday, October 31.

For more information about Big Sandy Idol or the Big Sandy Singers and Band, contact Clayton Case at (606) 886-7388 or email ccase0005@kctcs.edu or Candace Kelly at (606) 886-7384 or email fkelly0004@kctcs.edu