The Logan Economic Alliance for Development (LEAD) Board of Directors recently approved $2,000 in scholarships to be awarded to Logan County and Russellville Independent School District students at the Logan County Career and Technical Center.

The scholarships will be used to buy supplies and equipment enabling these students to move directly into the workforce upon graduation from their school.

The scholarships are part of the Kentucky Work Ready Communities program sponsored and administered by LEAD for Logan County. The program is designed to encourage and promote educational attainment and work ready status for Logan County and Russellville Independent students. Eligibility was open to all students and was based on completion of ethics and soft skill training that earned an ethics training completion seal on their diploma. Approximately 60% of graduating students in both school districts earned the seal attesting to successful completion of the training.

Logan County High School is proud to announce the winners of this year’s LEAD scholarships. Breann Curtis and Trevor Scott. Breann and Trevor completed the school’s Work Ethics Seal program. As a result of completing this program, Breann and Trevor are now able to present their employers with a Work Ethics Certificate that shows that they are prepared to be a good employee.

Breann is the daughter of Becky Lopez of Lewisburg. She is planning on attending Lyndsey Institute of Cosmetology with the goal of opening her own salon. She is planning on using the scholarship to buy hairstyle books for her salon as well as some needed supplies.

Trevor is the son of Cameron and Shelly Scott of Auburn. He is planning on going to Lineman School to become an electrical lineman. He plans on using the scholarship to help pay for tuition and supplies for school.

Russellville High School is proud to announce their winners of this year’s LEAD scholarships, Eliyah McCarley and Jackson Rust. Both completed the school’s Work Ethics Seal program and will also be able to present their employers with a Work Ethics Certificate.

Eliyah is the daughter of Natalie Jenkins of Russelville. She plans to attend SKYCTC to become a nurse. She plans on using the scholarship to pay for tuition and supplies.

Jackson is the son of Jeramy and Shannon Rust of Russellville. He plans to attend SKYCTC to study automotive technology. He plans on using the scholarship to pay for tuition and supplies.

Logan County High School and Russellville High School appreciate the opportunity LEAD has given its students and will continue to strive to help its students become productive successful workers for Logan County.

— For the NDL