A Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) and Floyd County Early College
Academy student was featured on the cover of the August Kentucky Living magazine.
Dakota Collins, 17, earned a scholarship from Big Sandy RECC to spend a week in Washington,
DC in June.
It was a tremendous experience, said Collins, an aspiring artist who is a senior at
Prestonsburg High School. She will graduate in May with an Associate in Art degree
and plans to transfer to Morehead State University. It is something I will never forget.
During her visit, Collins and others representing RECCs across the state met with
congressional leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell; Senator Rand
Paul, who is also a Republican candidate for President; and Congressman Hal Rogers.
The most exciting part of the trip for Collins?
Touring the Smithsonian Art museum, she answered. And hearing the Navy band at the
Iwo Jima memorial.