The Bank of Harlan Outstanding Student Citizens of the Month for the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year have been announced.
The program was established to honor outstanding students in the Harlan County and Harlan Independent school districts. Faculty members of each district nominate a student that demonstrates exceptionalism.
“This may be in sports, academic achievement, leadership or community participation,” said Steve Tolliver, president of The Bank of Harlan.
In addition to the award, the honoree receives a $100 honorarium.
Brandon Creech, a senior at Harlan High School, has been named the Bank of Harlan’s Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for August.
Creech, the son of Michelle Baker and Lawrence Creech, plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University next fall and major in nursing. He is a member of the history club, pep club and a three-year member of the football team, where he played offensive guard, defensive tackle, long snap center and special-teams captain. He is president of the Harlan Boys Choir.
Katie King, a senior at Harlan High School, has been named the Bank of Harlan’s Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for September.
King is a four-year member of the HHS basketball and softball teams. She is a member of the Beta Club and Future Business Leaders of America. She is co-editor of the yearbook and treasurer of the Harlan Musettes. After graduation, she plans to attend the University of Kentucky.
Kaylee Sturgill, a junior at Harlan High School, has been named the Bank of Harlan’s Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for October.
She plans to attend the University of Kentucky and pursue a career in child development. Sturgill is the daughter of Bobby and Stacey Sturgill, of Loyall.