Willard, Davis and Manning win Pikeville High School Big Sandy Idol competition


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Alicia Zacarias, Katie Stone, Olivia Davis, Star Manning, Blaine May, Ariana Velasquez, Jacob Branham, Sam Musgrave, Maddie Willard, Gracie Thompson, Canaan Godsey and Sara McCoy participated in the Pikeville High School Big Sandy Idol competition on Friday, November 20.


Maddie Willard, left, was crowned the winner of the Big Sandy Idol competition at Pikeville High School on Friday, November 20. Olivia Davis, center, and Star Manning were runners up.


PIKEVILLE – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held its Big Sandy Idol Competition at Pikeville on Friday, November 20. Big Sandy Idol is sponsored by Gearheart Communications.

Twelve students participated for coveted spots for the annual Big Sandy Idol Regional Competition, which will be held in March at the Mountain Arts Center. Maddie Willard was crowned the winner, and Olivia Davis and Star Manning tied for runner-up. All 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 Pikeville 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 the Big Sandy Idol program over the past nine years. The 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.

Alicia Zacarias, Katie Stone, Olivia Davis, Star Manning, Blaine May, Ariana Velasquez, Jacob Branham, Sam Musgrave, Maddie Willard, Gracie Thompson, Canaan Godsey and Sara McCoy participated in the Pikeville High School Big Sandy Idol competition on Friday, November 20.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Pikeville-Participants.jpgAlicia Zacarias, Katie Stone, Olivia Davis, Star Manning, Blaine May, Ariana Velasquez, Jacob Branham, Sam Musgrave, Maddie Willard, Gracie Thompson, Canaan Godsey and Sara McCoy participated in the Pikeville High School Big Sandy Idol competition on Friday, November 20.

Maddie Willard, left, was crowned the winner of the Big Sandy Idol competition at Pikeville High School on Friday, November 20. Olivia Davis, center, and Star Manning were runners up.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Pikeville-winners.jpgMaddie Willard, left, was crowned the winner of the Big Sandy Idol competition at Pikeville High School on Friday, November 20. Olivia Davis, center, and Star Manning were runners up.

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