Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held its Big Sandy Idol Competition
at Paintsville High School on Wednesday, December 16. Big Sandy Idol is sponsored
by Gearheart Communications.
Seven students participated for coveted spots for the annual Big Sandy Idol Regional
Competition, which will be held in March at the Mountain Arts Center. Grace Maynard
was crowned the winner, and Katelyn Fitch was crowned 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.
The talent was unbelievable, said Clayton Case, director of Fine Arts at BSCTC. It
seems like each year the talent increases throughout our region.
Students at Paintsville 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 is celebrating its tenth season. More than 1,200 students have participated
in Big Sandy Idol over the past nine years. The Idol competition along with the Big
Sandy Singers programs have awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships.
For more information about Big Sandy Idol or the Big Sandy Singers and Band, contact
Clayton Case at (606) 886-7388 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Candace Kelly at (606)
886-7384 or email email@example.com.