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Tayler Hutto Awarded the 2017 Kiley Marissa Music Scholarship

May 2, 2017 12:27 PM

Picture of Tayler HuttoTayler Hutto of Alma (see photo right), salutatorian for Bacon County High School (BCHS), was selected recently for the 2017 Kiley Marissa Music Scholarship award. As the scholarship recipient, Hutto will receive $500 toward costs associated with attending college.  Hutto was presented the award May 2 at the BCHS honors banquet.

The Kiley Marissa Music Scholarship is awarded each year to a BCHS senior who has plans to attend Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) and has demonstrated excellent academic performance, superior leadership skills, notable initiative, and outstanding work ethics and character.

Hutto was recommended for the scholarship by Brent Johnson, her engineering instructor, who described Taylor as a very hard-working and motivated young woman. “Her work ethic in the classroom is exemplary, setting a great example for her peers,” stated Johnson. “There is no doubt that Tayler would be a worthy recipient of this award.”

Tayler plans to earn a degree at Coastal Pines Technical College in radiologic technology and further her education at a university in Utah in order to become a Nuclear Medicine Technologist.

“I have been attending this college through its dual enrollment program since I was a sophomore in high school, and I have loved every second of it,” said Hutto.

Coastal Pines Technical College Foundation trustees and CPTC President Dr. Glenn Deibert would like to congratulate Taylor Hutto and wish her well in her pursuit of a successful career. They also convey their sincere appreciation to Kiley’s family and friends for creating the memorial award that honors Kiley’s life. The scholarship, first awarded in 2004, has provided financial assistance to six Bacon County graduates who chose to pursue higher education through Okefenokee/Coastal Pines Technical College.

Kiley, 14, died Feb. 14, 2001, at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah from injuries in an automobile accident. She was a native of Bacon County, a ninth-grade student at Bacon County High School and a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Her parents are Roy Curtis Music and Debra Taylor Denson.

For more information about CPTC Foundation scholarships, contact Shaylyn Johnson at For information on how to contribute to the Kiley Marissa Music Scholarship Fund, contact Melinda Laager at


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