Bevill State Community College, Sumiton, Alabama


Emilee Nicholas

Dora High School graduate 2018

“I am a sophomore at BSCC and will be the first in my family to graduate college. Talent Search helped me to be where I am today. It lead me to see new opportunities and pursue my education. I have a passion for traveling. ETS helps students with opportunities to travel and meet new people. It helped pay for ACT testing. ETS also helped to find money for scholarships and complete the FAFSA. Last but not least it helped us see what talents and skills God has blessed us with. I will always love Talent Search. It is a blessing in my life.”

Demetrek R. Stewart
Marion Co. High 2015
BSCC graduate 2017

Trace Barnett

Former Talent Search Student
Trace Barnett, 27 (Brilliant, AL) - Known for his Southern twist on deliciously quick and easy recipes, Trace holds a degree in food and nutrition from the University of Alabama. Working as an event planner, Trace handles everything from intimate dinners for two to exuberant weddings for hundreds. Trace is also the founder of a culinary and lifestyle blog, and teaches online cooking classes. Trace’s mission is to make cooking and entertaining accessible to the masses.

Trace recently competed on Food Network’s elite competition series Food Network Star.