Congratulations Promise Zone Rogers' Scholars and Explorers
2014 Rogers Scholars
Bell– Taylon Baker, Clay– Evan Hensley, Harlan– Jerry Blake Blevins, Knox– William Matthew Dixon; Reagan Warren, Leslie– Morgan Pugh, Letcher– Dylan Caudill, Perry– Mahala Walker, Whitley– Ryan Richardson; Makenna Thibodeaux
Special Shout Out to Makenna Thibodeaux for being selected as a Rogers Scholars Ambassadors (only4 selected from among their peers; a total of 60 Scholars each year)
Rogers Scholars—TheCenter for Rural Development's flagship youth program—provides leadership and college scholarship opportunities to help upcoming high school juniors in Southern and Eastern Kentucky develop the skills they need to seize their potential as the region's next generation of business and entrepreneurial leaders.
During this intensive week-long program, Rogers Scholars work on building their leadership skills,participate in a series of team-building exercises; receive hands-on
instructional training from professional experts in engineering, healthcare,and video production; and interact with nationally recognized business leaders and entrepreneurs. The program focuses on developing skills in leadership,technology, entrepreneurship, and community service.
2014 Rogers Explorers
Bell– Alexis (Lexie) Brock; Sarah Combs, Clay– Bailey Hubbard; Chasity Sizemore; Grace Morris, Harlan– Autumn Dunaway; Bronwyn Haynes, Knox– Madison Gibson; Landon Hammons; Rex Miller; Tyler Engle; Trey Chesnut; Emily Bolinger, Letcher– Katie Braswell; Brooke Saurer, Perry– Alex Vermillion; Nick Gibson, Whitley– Lily Dennis-Bay; Molli Mulberry; Abbey Norvell; Ryan Shackleford; Christian Sharpe; Anna Grace Zehr; Julianne Devers; Braden Dickerson.
The Center for Rural Development's Rogers Explorers program helps rising ninth-grade students interested in science, math, and technology start the
journey toward careers in those in-demand career fields.
RogersExplorers spend three days and two nights on campus at some of Kentucky's top colleges and universities, where experts will guide participants through
hands-on assignments, all of which encourage creative thinking and teamwork and build leadership skills.