KRCC awards scholarship to local high school student

By Mindy Miller - For The Hazard Herald

Courtesy photo Ryan Moore.

HAZARD — Ryan Moore, a student at Buckhorn High School (BHS), has been awarded a $500 scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year.

The scholarship, sponsored by Kentucky River Community Care, Inc. (KRCC), was one of five such scholarships awarded by the company. Scholarship recipients were all children of KRCC staff members living within the agency’s eight-county service area.

Winning applicants had to be accepted to a college or university for the fall 2016 semester and had to submit a one-page essay answering the question, “What Role Will I Play in the Future of Eastern Kentucky?”

At BHS, Moore was an active member of JROTC and was involved in various community service projects, including participating in the Color Guard at a Relay for Life event and a Soap Box Derby for Charity. He also volunteered for the Buckhorn Lake Cleanup, National Guard Armory Christmas Giveaway, and as a Salvation Army bell ringer.

Moore is the son of Arnold and Jan Moore, and plans on attending Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) in the fall, where he will participate in EKU’s ROTC program and major in military science. Moore said he plans to join the military after graduating from college.

“I am so excited for all of our award recipients and for those that applied,” said KRCC CEO Mary Meade-McKenzie. “We had some truly exceptional applicants, who exemplify the type of leadership and service attitude that we need in Eastern Kentucky in order to prepare for an uncertain future.”

“Each of the applicants expressed ideas regarding his or her contribution to that future, and every idea is full of promise,” she continued. “I cannot wait to see where the careers of these applicants lead them and the impact that they will have on their communities.”

Kentucky River Community Care, Inc. operates offices in eight Kentucky River counties, serving the behavioral and mental health needs of its communities. KRCC also connects people to services and resources to meet their basic needs, including housing, crisis services, and health care. To find out more, please visit

Courtesy photo Ryan Moore. photo Ryan Moore.

By Mindy Miller

For The Hazard Herald

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