Thirty-two high schools students from 25 Kentucky counties are on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College (LWC) this week to begin what former Rogers Scholars graduates have described as “an experience of a lifetime.”
The group of incoming high school juniors arrived on Sunday for the first of two weeks of The Center for Rural Development’s 2016 Rogers Scholars summer youth leadership program.
Lonnie Lawson, president and CEO of The Center, and Dr. William T. Luckey Jr., president of Lindsey Wilson College, met with students and their parents to welcome Rogers Scholars to the program.
Rogers Scholars—The Center’s flagship youth program—provides valuable leadership skills and exclusive college scholarship offers to high school students in Southern and Eastern Kentucky to seize their potential as the region’s next generation of business and entrepreneurial leaders.
The students will remain on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College through Thursday and arrive at The Center on Friday for a graduation program, beginning at 7 p.m. in the theatre, for family and friends.