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Student Recognized for Achievements in Music

2016 Pinnacle Scholars of Excellence Award Winner, Kim Ratliff

RICHMOND, Ky. – One Eastern Kentucky University Upward Bound student was recently honored for her accomplishments in the field of music with the 2016 Berea College Pinnacle Scholars Award of Excellence.

EKU Upward Bound Assistant Director Becca Morrison nominated Wolfe County senior Kim Ratliff for the honor, which commemorates achievements and dedication in the fields of science, service, or music by students from across the region.

Berea College faculty and staff reviewed the submissions and selected the top students to receive the award in each area. Ratliff was chosen out of more than 400 nominees who were honored at a formal awards ceremony on November 3rd.

Upward Bound is a federally funded college-access program dedicated to identifying, recruiting, and supporting students who are determined to succeed academically. Applicants must meet income guidelines or potentially be the first generation in their family to earn a four-year degree. EKU’s Upward Bound program serves 125 students from the high schools in seven Kentucky counties.

Published on February 21, 2017

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