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
"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
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
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
The Rogers Scholars who participated in the June 23-28
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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