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BSCTC, FCECA STUDENT FEATURED ON COVER OF KENTUCKY LIVING MAGAZINE

Dakota Collins, a Big Sandy Community and Technical College and Floyd County Early College Academy student, traveled to Washington, DC in June as part of a scholarship program with Big Sandy RECC.  She is shown beside the cover of Kentucky Living magazine which features her photo. 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.