Big Sandy Area Community Action Program recently awarded 17 academic scholarships to students pursuing higher education in Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin and Pike counties. Keeping with its mission to improve the lives of people throughout the region, BSACAP has awarded the annual scholarships for more than 20 years, helping hundreds of students continue their education. Present to receive their scholarships were, pictured, from left, front row, Olivia Adkins, April Sword, Miranda Davis, Ashley Hunter, Allison Belcher, Marry Reffitt and Aaron Kidd. Middle row, Tommy Adkins, Sarah Ratliff, Kayla Lewis, Paula Tackett and Jerrod VanHoose. Back row, Stephanie Colvin, Jesse Coleman, Diana Hall and Joshua Bates. Also pictured, BSACAP Executive Director James Michael Howell, back row, far right, and CSBG Program Specialist Danielle Franklin, back row, far left.