Volume 52, Number 40

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, October 1, 2015

Sierra Hull awarded full scholarship to Berklee College of Music

Pickett County Class of
2009 graduate Sierra Hull has
received a full scholarship to
Berklee College of Music in
Boston, Mass.
During Sierra’s sophomore
year, she was contacted by
one of Berklee’s deans who
had seen her perform on
Youtube and encouraged her
to keep the school in mind
when she thought about her
plans for her future.
When her senior year came,
she decided to further pursue
what opportunities the school
could hold and traveled to the
campus and auditioned for a
She was awarded the Presidential
Award, which is only
awarded to three or four students
a year out of thousands
of applicants. Sierra is also
the first person in the school’s
history to receive the award
for Bluegrass music.
“The school is an all music
school and is very supportive
of students who already have
careers in music and who are
touring. I am excited about
this opportunity, I have nothing
to lose and a lot to gain.
My dream is to play music for
a living and regardless of
what my level of success will
be, I am doing what I love to
do--play music,” stated Sierra.
This four-year scholarship
is valued at approximately
$175,000 and includes tuition,
school fees, room and board,
and a free Macintosh laptop.
She is the daughter of
Stacy and Brenda Hull of
For more about Sierra’s
music and career, visit


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