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College Scholarship awarded to Kentucky High School Senior who is Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Speech Disabled by Telecommunications service provider Hamilton Relay

April, 30 2010

April 30, 2010 – By acknowledging that opportunities for higher education affect the future of high school students, including students who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech disabled, Hamilton Relay, the telecommunications relay service provider for the state of Kentucky, has awarded Kevin Dewayne Basham of Leitchfield, KY and student of Grayson County High School, a $500 college scholarship.

Hamilton Relay offered the scholarship to 2010 graduating high school seniors who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech disabled within each of the states where they provide relay service. Hamilton takes pride in promoting education and outstanding leadership among members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities across the country. "We are excited that we have the opportunity to contribute to furthering Kevin's education and wish him success in reaching his personal and professional goals," said Kentucky Outreach Coordinator, Jeff Carroll.

Kevin was awarded the $500 Hamilton Scholarship after completing an application and writing an essay under the topic of communication technology. Kevin is considering his college options at Murray State University, Western KY University, or the University of Kentucky this fall.

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