Shepherd, Conley win Magoffin County High School Big sandy Idol Competition


Staff Report



Big Sandy Idol was held at Magoffin County High School on Friday, August 21. Shown are participants: Kirsten Porter, Taneisha Howard, Whitney Jenkins, Brooklyn Shepherd, Brooklynn Conley and Kaylee Conley.


Brooklynn Conley, left was runner-up and Brooklyn Shepherd was crowned the winner of the Big Sandy Idol competition at Magoffin County High School on Friday, August 21. Both will advance to the Big Sandy Idol Regional Competition presented by Gearheart Communications in March at the Mountain Arts Center.


SALYERSVILLE – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held its Big Sandy Idol Competition at Magoffin County High School on Friday, August 21. Big Sandy Idol is sponsored by Gearheart Communications.

Six students participated for coveted spots for the 10th annual Big Sandy Idol Regional Competition, which will be held in March at the Mountain Arts Center. Brooklyn Shepherd was crowned the winner, and Brooklyn Conley 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, a full scholarship to BSCTC, 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 Magoffin County 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 participate in Idol over the past nine years. The Idol competition along with the Big Sandy Singers programs have awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships over the years.

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.

Big Sandy Idol was held at Magoffin County High School on Friday, August 21. Shown are participants: Kirsten Porter, Taneisha Howard, Whitney Jenkins, Brooklyn Shepherd, Brooklynn Conley and Kaylee Conley.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Magoffin-BSI-participants.jpgBig Sandy Idol was held at Magoffin County High School on Friday, August 21. Shown are participants: Kirsten Porter, Taneisha Howard, Whitney Jenkins, Brooklyn Shepherd, Brooklynn Conley and Kaylee Conley.

Brooklynn Conley, left was runner-up and Brooklyn Shepherd was crowned the winner of the Big Sandy Idol competition at Magoffin County High School on Friday, August 21. Both will advance to the Big Sandy Idol Regional Competition presented by Gearheart Communications in March at the Mountain Arts Center.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Magoffin-BSI-winners.jpgBrooklynn Conley, left was runner-up and Brooklyn Shepherd was crowned the winner of the Big Sandy Idol competition at Magoffin County High School on Friday, August 21. Both will advance to the Big Sandy Idol Regional Competition presented by Gearheart Communications in March at the Mountain Arts Center.

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