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MEADE, HALL WIN BETSY LAYNE BIG SANDY IDOL COMPETITION

Alex Meade, left, was crowned winner of the Big Sandy Idol school competition at Betsy Layne High School on Friday, September 5.  Roger Hall, right, was named runner-up. Both will advance to the Big Sandy Idol regional competition in March at the Mountain Arts Center. Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held its Big Sandy Idol competition at Betsy Layne High School on Friday, September 5. Big Sandy Idol is sponsored by Gearheart Communications.

Eleven students participated for coveted spots in the annual Big Sandy Idol regional competition, which will be held in March at the Mountain Arts Center. Alex Meade was crowned the winner, and Roger Hall 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.

The talent at Betsy Layne 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 Betsy Layne 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 Prestonsburg High School on Friday, September 12.

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