Johnson Central student receives Ralph Gabbard Broadcasting Scholarship

Published: Dec. 10, 2019 at 4:30 PM EST
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The founder of WYMT died nearly 20 years ago, but one way his memory lives on is through scholarships awarded each year at the WYMT-Food City Mountain Basketball Classic.

Three students received the Ralph Gabbard Broadcasting Scholarship.

One of them, Faith Fairchild, is from Johnson Central High School.

From the basketball court to the anchor desk, to the main stage, this senior is always on the go.

"I'm in a lot of college classes. I'm in COM 108 right now, English 100 and 200, and I'm in college algebra," explained Fairchild.

She is also #55 on the basketball team, a member of HOSA and honor choir.

"I play basketball, I sing and I just hang out with my friends a lot," said Fairchild.

She told WYMT she has big plans for the future.

"I either want to be a speech therapist and work in a school system or a hospital. Or I might want to be a journalist and get my journalism degree," explained Fairchild. She said she plans to attend Morehead State University.

Her main goal is to pursue a passion that allows her to express herself.

"At Johnson Central, we make a lot of funny segments and we have a lot of inside jokes," Fairchild pointed out.

Fairchild said she is thankful to be one of those three lucky students to receive this scholarship.

"I'm very thankful for my scholarship. I'm thankful for all the people who helped me get there," said Fairchild.

She had a piece of advice for the class of 2021.

"If you're thinking about applying for a scholarship, you should definitely go for it," Fairchild said.

This year's WYMT-Food City Mountain Basketball Classic, presented by Kentucky Farm Bureau and sponsored by ARH, showcases eight boys teams and six girls teams.

You can watch all the action on our second channel, Heroes and Icons, or right here on our website.