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First class of Rogers Scholars arrives at Lindsey Wilson campus

Thirty-two high school students arrive on Lindsey Wilson campus for first week of 2016 Rogers Scholars

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.

2016 Rogers Scholars: Week 1

  • Spencer Lett and Lydia O’Nan: Boyd County
  • Catherine  “Katie” Bowling: Breathitt County
  • Grace Morris: Clay County
  • Shawna Holbrook: Floyd County
  • Dillyn Twisdale: Garrard County
  • Dylan Gentry: Green County
  • Breanna Epperson and Bronwyn Haynes: Harlan County
  • Allison “Alli” Wade: Jackson County
  • Aleah Archer: Jessamine County
  • Daniel Short: Johnson County
  • Trey Chesnut: Knox County
  • Jillian “Jill” Adams: Lawrence County
  • Brooke Saurer: Letcher County
  • Cassidy Goetz: Lincoln County
  • Kaelyn Greene: Magoffin County
  • Justus Goble: Martin County
  • Zane Crouch: Menifee County
  • Robert “Drew” Cox and Seth S. Turner: Morgan County
  • Laken Walker, Marryn Mobelini, Vada Miller, and Katherine “Katie” Braswell: Perry County
  • Alexis Stanley: Pike County
  • Nathaniel Cox and Riley Crawford: Pulaski County
  • Starla Wilson: Rowan County
  • Meleah Coffee: Russell County
  • Hannah Stephens: Whitley County
  • Savannah Perkins: Wolfe County