Sanders wins Shelby Valley Big Sandy Idol Competition


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


Thirteen students from Shelby Valley High School participated in the Big Sandy Idol competition on Friday, September 9. The contestants in the schoolwide competition are shown. Front: essica Kendrick, Jacob Blackburn, Whitney Compton, Emily Ratliff, Sandra Sanders and Ariel Tackett. Back: Eric Robinson, Ethan Bentley, Elijah Purvis, Mathew Elswick, Ethan Miller, Jondra Gibson and Latosha Miller.


ROBINSON CREEK – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held its Big Sandy Idol competition at Shelby Valley High School on Friday, September 9, 2016. Big Sandy Idol is sponsored by Gearheart Communications.

Thirteen 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 at Shelby Valley High School was absolutely amazing,” said Clayton Case, director of fine arts at BSCTC. “Every year, these students raise the bar, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

Students at Shelby Valley 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 South Floyd High School on Friday, September 16.

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.

Sandra Sanders, left, was crowned the winner of the Big Sandy Idol Competition at Shelby Valley High School. Jondra Gibson was runner-up. Both will advance to the Big Sandy Idol Regional Competition in March at the Mountain Arts Center.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_SVHS-BSI-winners.jpgSandra Sanders, left, was crowned the winner of the Big Sandy Idol Competition at Shelby Valley High School. Jondra Gibson was runner-up. Both will advance to the Big Sandy Idol Regional Competition in March at the Mountain Arts Center.

Thirteen students from Shelby Valley High School participated in the Big Sandy Idol competition on Friday, September 9. The contestants in the schoolwide competition are shown. Front: essica Kendrick, Jacob Blackburn, Whitney Compton, Emily Ratliff, Sandra Sanders and Ariel Tackett. Back: Eric Robinson, Ethan Bentley, Elijah Purvis, Mathew Elswick, Ethan Miller, Jondra Gibson and Latosha Miller.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_SVHS-BSI-participants.jpgThirteen students from Shelby Valley High School participated in the Big Sandy Idol competition on Friday, September 9. The contestants in the schoolwide competition are shown. Front: essica Kendrick, Jacob Blackburn, Whitney Compton, Emily Ratliff, Sandra Sanders and Ariel Tackett. Back: Eric Robinson, Ethan Bentley, Elijah Purvis, Mathew Elswick, Ethan Miller, Jondra Gibson and Latosha Miller.

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