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First Class of Rogers Scholars Studies at LWC

Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 [12:08 PM]

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Mark Anthony hopes to have a career in sports medicine. And after spending a week as Rogers Scholar, the Magoffin County resident is more certain than ever that is the career for him.


Anthony was one of 32 rising high school junior from 22 Eastern and Southeastern Kentucky who spent a week at Lindsey Wilson College as Rogers Scholars. Sponsored by the Somerset-based Center for Rural Development, the weeklong program gives students a glimpse into college life and opens their eyes to several career possibilities.


"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.


This was the first time the 15-year-old program had been held away from the Center for Rural Development. The second group of Rogers Scholars will meet July 7-12 at LWC.


During the intensive week-long program, Rogers Scholars building leadership skills; receive hands-on instructional training from professional experts in engineering, healthcare and video production; and interact with nationally recognized business leaders and entrepreneurs. They also honed etiquette skills at a special dinner, and received ballroom dancing instructions.


"The program focuses on developing 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."


Ray Dixon of Perry County was one of the students who learned more about video production by producing a special edition of the the online TV program Lindsey Wilson News Magazine.

"I liked meeting new people, which was really fun," Dixon said. "I learned that with teamwork, you can can accomplish anything."

The Rogers Scholars who participated in the June 23-28 class were:
Isaac Allen -- Cumberland County
Cassidy Breeding -- Letcher County
Kennedy Breeding -- Letcher County
Tyler Bush -- Carter County
Mark Campbell -- Magoffin County
Katherine Corder -- Pulaski County
Matthew Crawford -- Pulaski County
Jessica Dennis-Bay -- Whitley County
Ray Dixon -- Perry County
Morgan Emerson -- Casey County
Benjamin Fitch -- Martin County
Heather Griffith -- Boyd County
Masden Griffiths -- Green County
Subhash Gutti -- Floyd County
Taryn Haddix -- Pulaski County
Alex Helton -- Knox County
Luke Huffman -- Pulaski County
Chandler Hutchinson -- Pulaski County
Kaylee Isfort -- Estill County
Lindsy Jasper -- Pulaski County
Jaclyn Johnson -- Jackson County
Alex Little -- Leslie County
Emily Major -- Garrard County
Dylan Marson -- Russell County
Morgan Mills -- Bell County
Rikki Neat -- Adair County
Kennedy Patrick -- Wolfe County
Jay Phillips -- Harlan County
Kaitlyn Sammons -- Bath County
Kerrigan Samons -- Johnson County
Sienna Staley -- Clinton County
Kasey Young -- Breathitt County

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Click here to see more pictures of the first cohort of Rogers Scholars.

Watch Rogers Scholars' prouction of Lindsey Wilson News Magazine...


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