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Rogers Scholars – July 2018 – Day Three

Day three of our Rogers Scholars camp at Lindsey Wilson College!

Our scholars began their day by participating in an Entrepreneurship Training Session with Dr. Peter Hackbert of Berea College and his students in his Entrepreneurship for the Public Good Program. They were taught about a wide variety of topics related to business and entrepreneurship. Some of these include: diligent practice, altering your mindset for hard work, learning to ask the right questions, and seeing the world through an entrepreneur’s lens.

The Rogers Scholars enjoyed a presentation from Steve Knipper, the Chief of Staff for the Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky. He spoke to the Scholars about his accomplished life and the importance of leadership.

Following lunch with both Mr. Knipper and the students from Berea College’s Entrepreneurship for the Public Good Program, the Rogers Scholars were able to hear from a representative from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). They educated Scholars on applying for college, how to choose the right college for them, and college scholarships.

This afternoon, Rogers Scholars were able to attend a college fair with over 20 different colleges from across Kentucky represented. Scholars were able to meet and speak with representatives from their prospective colleges and universities. They were able to ask questions and gather information. Rogers Scholars are offered scholarships from 17 different colleges and universities from across the state of Kentucky.

Our Scholars ended their busy day with a delicious etiquette dinner at Dr. Bill Luckey’s home, President of Lindsey Wilson College. Our students were taught proper manners and etiquette for a formal dinner by Dr. Sue Stivers.

To end their busy day, our Rogers Scholars were taught to ballroom dance! David Escobar of Somerset, Kentucky, taught our Scholars the basics of ballroom dancing.

That’s a wrap on a busy day!

More fun to come tomorrow!