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Celebrations And Scholarships

Classic scholarships

Congrats to the 60 seniors from Kentucky’s 125 smallest high schools who were recently awarded $1,000 college scholarships through the annual Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic. And there’s more to come. Dave Cowden, All “A” scholarship director, says an additional 30 students will receive in-kind $1,000 scholarships from various Kentucky colleges by the end of summer.

More than 558 students from across the state competed for the awards this year, and 120 of them went to Richmond for interviews—the final phase of the competition.

“Kentucky’s electric cooperatives have shown their strong commitment to these outstanding young people,” says Stan Steidel, executive director of the Classic. “The sponsorship by Touchstone Energy Cooperatives is what makes it all possible. Some of these students would not attend college without these scholarships.”

Since it began 20 years ago, the All “A” Classic has awarded nearly $1 million in scholarships.

In addition to academic scholarships, the Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic includes competitions in arts, cheerleading, basketball, golf, softball, and volleyball. The boys and girls basketball tournaments are held at the Frankfort Convention Center.

Celebrating the worm
This item was “ripped from the headlines” as they say. The Jackson Energy Cooperative local section ran a fun article about the Lee County Woolly Worm Festival. Each year the Isabella caterpillar, more commonly known as the woolly worm, is the focal point for a festival that includes worm races, parades, crafts, entertainment, and of course, a weather prediction from some local Isabellas. Don’t miss the fun. Call (606) 464-2888 for more details or watch Kentucky Living’s Event Calendar for the festival traditionally held each October in Beattyville.

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