Sanders, Gibson win Shelby Valley Big Sandy Idol competition


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Big Sandy Idol held its competition at Shelby Valley High School on Friday, Sept. 4. The following students participated in the program: Ariel Tackett, Brittany Tackett, Sandra Sanders, Jondra Gibson, Katie Bogar, Raychel Milam, Skylar Stamper and Audrey Hampton.


Sandra Sanders, left, was crowned the winner of the Big Sandy Idol competition at Shelby Valley High School on Friday, Sept. 4. Jondra Gibson was the runner-up. Both students will advance to the Big Sandy Idol Regional Competition at the Mountain Arts Center.


ROBINSON CREEK – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held its Big Sandy Idol Competition at Shelby Valley High School on Friday, Sept. 4. Big Sandy Idol is sponsored by Gearheart Communications.

Eight students participated for coveted spots for the annual Big Sandy Idol Regional Competition, which will be held in March at the Mountain Arts Center. Sandra Sanders was crowned the winner, and Jondra Gibson 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 was unbelievable,” said Clayton Case, director of Fine Arts at BSCTC. “It seems like each year the talent increases throughout our region.”

Students at Shelby Valley 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 Big Sandy Idol Regional 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 held its competition at Shelby Valley High School on Friday, Sept. 4. The following students participated in the program: Ariel Tackett, Brittany Tackett, Sandra Sanders, Jondra Gibson, Katie Bogar, Raychel Milam, Skylar Stamper and Audrey Hampton.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_SVHS-Participants.jpgBig Sandy Idol held its competition at Shelby Valley High School on Friday, Sept. 4. The following students participated in the program: Ariel Tackett, Brittany Tackett, Sandra Sanders, Jondra Gibson, Katie Bogar, Raychel Milam, Skylar Stamper and Audrey Hampton.

Sandra Sanders, left, was crowned the winner of the Big Sandy Idol competition at Shelby Valley High School on Friday, Sept. 4. Jondra Gibson was the runner-up. Both students will advance to the Big Sandy Idol Regional Competition at the Mountain Arts Center.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_SVHS-Winners.jpgSandra Sanders, left, was crowned the winner of the Big Sandy Idol competition at Shelby Valley High School on Friday, Sept. 4. Jondra Gibson was the runner-up. Both students will advance to the Big Sandy Idol Regional Competition at the Mountain Arts Center.

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