Kentucky Highlands continues support during 2020 ELI
Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation continued its tradition by supporting this year’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) presented by the Center for Rural Development along with Eastern Kentucky University.
Members of the winning team earned a $16,000 provost scholarship from EKU
This year’s winners created a mask prototype with a silicone tubing and wire system to help mask users avoid fogging up eye glasses. While responding to the need of healthcare practitioners during the COVID-19 pandemic was inspiration behind the creation, the team also explained during their presentation to judges they anticipate their new product could become a staple in the medical mask industry post pandemic. The winning team members included Tanner Morrison from Knott County, Karaline Melton from Leslie County, Caleb Rose from Harlan County, and Logan Morrison from Knott County. Each student received a provost scholarship offer from Eastern Kentucky University totaling $16,000