South Kentucky RECC has Six All “A” Classic Scholarship Winners

South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative is pleased to announce that six $1,000 Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic Scholarships have been awarded to seniors in our service territory.

Class “A” schools are those with an enrollment of 425 or less, in grades 10 through 12.

Receiving $1,000 scholarships are Joshua Tanner Gadberry, Somerset High School, son of Joey Gadberry and Cindy Whitescarver; Christopher Brayden McWilliams, Somerset High School, grandson of Woody and Helen Kelly; Mikaela Craig, Clinton County High School, daughter of Mike and Kim Craig; Dustin Daley, Clinton County High School, son of Darlene Daley; Manda Sloan, Clinton County High School, daughter, of Ned and Denise Sloan; William Tyler Stearns, Clinton County High School, son of Brian And Shelia Stearns.

Gadberry, McWilliams, Craig, Daley, Sloan, and Stearns were six among the more than 500 seniors vying for the scholarships. The Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic Scholarship interviews were held in Frankfort on January 4 at Kentucky State University, and 140 students, in all, were interviewed.

This year, Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, including South Kentucky RECC, and the All “A” Classic gave away 70 scholarships to students across the state. To date, more than $1 million has been disbursed in academic awards and scholarships through the All “A” Classic.

South Kentucky RECC CEO Allen Anderson said, “South Kentucky RECC congratulates these six on receiving scholarships. We are proud of their accomplishment.

“Investing in our young men and women is a sound and rewarding investment that produces great returns. South Kentucky RECC is extremely pleased to be associated with the Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic, which helps so many students in our service area achieve their dreams and attend college.”

Stan Steidel, All “A” Classic chairperson, said this has been a very successful program.

“Once again we had great participation from some of the brightest kids in Kentucky,” Steidel said. “It’s a pleasure to be able to help them. This program would not be possible without the sponsorship and cooperation of South Kentucky RECC and other Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.”

For more information, or to print an application for a scholarship from the All “A” Classic, visit their website at The scholarship applications are due in December each year.

Mikaela Craig

Dustin Daley

Joshua Tanner Gadberry

Christopher Brayden McWilliams

Manda Sloan

William Tyler Stearns