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WKCTC 2015 Scholarship Auction Raised More Than $90,000

AuctionNearly 500 people attended the WKCTC Scholarship Auction at the Julian Carroll Convention Center in downtown Paducah September 11.

The unofficial total raised was more than $90,000, which will benefit the WKCTC General Scholarship Fund and some individual scholarship endowments. All funds raised during the event will directly impact the college's ability to award scholarship funding to deserving students.

Local auctioneer Chris Colson called the live auction that featured 26 items such as a vacation to a private villa on the Turks amp; Caicos Islands in the Caribbean, which brought the largest live bid in the history of the scholarship auction at $10,700. Other featured items included a family trip to Washington D.C., sports tickets to University of Kentucky and University of Louisville basketball games, original art, and fine jewelry. Bidders also competed for more than 80 items in the silent auction.

"We know that many students who have great intellect and ambition and great dreams of a college degree will not be able to achieve it without a scholarship," said Ashley Wright, WKCTC vice president of institutional advancement. "The support of our donors is what helps make students' dreams a reality."