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Second Class of Rogers Scholars Studies at LWC

Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 [8:55 AM]

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Nate Brock began to experience college only halfway through his high school career. Brock was one of 32 rising high school juniors from 27 Eastern and Southcentral Kentucky counties who spent July 7-12 at Lindsey Wilson College as part of the Rogers Scholars program.


Sponsored by the Somerset-based Center for Rural Development, the weeklong program gives students a glimpse into college life and introduces them to career possibilities in engineering, medicine, business, media and communication.


"The Rogers Scholars program gives leadership and college scholarship opportunities to help rising high school juniors develop skills they need to seize their potential as the region's next generation of business and entrepreneurial leaders," said Delaney Stephens, youth programs coordinator for The Center for Rural Development.


The July class was the second cohort of the summer program. In June, 32 rising high school juniors from 22 Kentucky counties spent a week at LWC.


During the intensive week-long program, Rogers Scholars developed their leadership skills by working with LWC's L3 leadership team; received hands-on instructional training from professional experts in engineering, healthcare and video production; and interacted with several state leaders. They also sharpened etiquette skills at a special dinner, and received ballroom dancing instructions.


"The purpose of the program is to help develop skills in leadership, technology, entrepreneurship and community service -- all areas that will help our region," Stephens said.


Anthony, who will be a junior this fall at Magoffin County High School, said the week at LWC helped give him focus on his career plans.


"It's been very good," he said. "It's given me some new experiences with healthcare I didn't know about it before I came here."


Brock, who sampled courses in engineering, said he "really enjoyed the things we learned -- especially the talks about L3."


"I like it's philosophy because it's a way to live," he said. "I came here open-minded, and I just wanted to learn new things. I plan to take back to my community what I have learned here and help make it a better place."


Samantha Estes of Lee County, who focused on health care courses, said she had "an awesome experience."


Estes was among a group of students who got to observe three surgeries at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.


"That was a very interesting experience because watching live surgeries isn't the kind of thing most students get to do over their summer break," she said."


The Rogers Scholars who attended the second class at Lindsey Wilson were:

* Adair County: Riley Grant

* Breathitt County: Michael Maggard

* Carter County: Donald Damron

* Casey County: Karey Sellers

* Clay County: Rachyl Harmon

* Elliott County: Shelby Stevens

* Jessamine County: Emerson James

* Knott County: Daniel Thompson

* Knox County: Chelsea Gray, Sarah-James Miles, Marcus Todd

* Laurel County: Emilia Bustle

* Lawrence County: Kassidy Cyrus

* Lee County: Samantha Estes

* Letcher County: Hayley Mchone

* Lincoln County: Nathaniel Brock

* Martin County: Brooke Dials

* McCreary County: Caitlin King

* Menifee County: Emma-Cecile Roach-Barrette

* Metcalfe County: Molly Matney

* Monroe County: Skyler Geralds

* Morgan County: James Taulbee

* Owsley County: Cambriana Bobrowski

* Pike County: Noor Ali

* Pulaski County: Trevor Farmer, Devin Montgomery, Gabrielle Moore, Cecilia Roberts

* Rockcastle County: Rachel Cain

* Rowan County: Ryan Anderson

* Taylor County: Grant Cox

* Wayne County: Carson Staples


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