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Newman wins South Floyd High School Big Sandy Idol Competition

Hailey Newman, left, was the winner of the South Floyd High School Big Sandy Idol competition on Friday, September 16.  Casey Tackett was the runner-up.  Both will advance to the Big Sandy Idol Regional Competition at the Mountain Arts Center in March.  Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held its Big Sandy Idol competition at South Floyd High School on Friday, September 16. Big Sandy Idol is sponsored by Gearheart Communications.

Nine students participated for coveted spots for the annual Big Sandy Idol regional competition, which will be held in March at the Mountain Arts Center. Hailey Newman was crowned the winner, and Casey Tackett finished as runner-up. Both will advance to the regional competition and have a chance to earn a spot on the Big Sandy Singers and Band, an album recording and other prizes.

The talent at South Floyd High School was absolutely amazing, said Clayton Case, director of fine arts at BSCTC. Every year, these students raise the bar, and I cant wait to see what the future holds.

Students at South Floyd High School 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 Betsy Layne High School on Friday, September 23.

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 Chesi Spriggs at (606) 886-7382 or email cspriggs0007@kctcs.edu.