Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

May 5, 2013

Self-reliance awards presented

Staff report
The Independent

ASHLAND — Eight area teenagers received cash awards Thursday at the 58th annual AKā€ˆSteel Self-Reliance Awards banquet.

The awards are presented annually to four top male and four top female graduating high school seniors.

Named after W.W. Sebald, a former president of Armco Steel, the predecessor of AK Steel, the awards were established to honor students for self-reliance and time management skills.

First-place finishers received $1,250, second place received $1,000, third place received $750 and fourth place received $500.

Winners included:

First place: Jordan Renee Rose, daughter of Jason and Michelle Ellis, Boyd County, and Parker Douglas Burke Touchton, son of Bobby and Trina Touchton, Paul G. Blazer.

Second place: Jennifer Ashley Russell, daughter of Charles Bruce and Anita Sue Russell, Fairview, and Landon Hayes Lauder, son of Terry and Elizabeth Vest, Russell.

Third place: Caitlin Anne Conley, daughter of Bryan and Sarah Conley, Boyd County, and Nicholas Dakota Watts, son of David and Theresa Watts, Paul G. Blazer.

Fourth place: Kelly Elizabeth Heishman, daughter of Robert and Shelly Clark, Paul G. Blazer, and Chris Matthew Fugate, son of Bryan and Lisa Fugate, Boyd County.