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21
May
2013

Buy a ticket & support Scholars

Tickets are now on sale at The Center for Rural Development for a chance to win a Houseboat Vacation on Lake Cumberland—the grand prize in a regional fundraising campaign to support the Rogers Scholars youth leadership program.

The Houseboat Vacation, courtesy of Conley Bottom Resort Marina, is valued at $3,500 based on seasonal rates. The winner also will receive a $200 fuel allowance as part of the vacation package.

10
May
2013

Rogers Scholars project

The May flowers appear to have sprung up in downtown Somerset, thanks to one local high school student’s efforts.

“This started off as a small project, but it blossomed into an outstanding downtown project,” said Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler, about Southwestern High School junior Brittany Pittman’s endeavor.

Pittman, 17, a Rogers Scholar recipient, approached Girdler and several other Somerset officials in the fall in hopes of developing a downtown beautification project. As part of the Rogers Scholar program, recipients must design and propose a community service project in their hometown to be implemented by June.

 
11
Apr
2013

Give back to Rogers Scholars

On April 24, Kentucky Gives Day, make a donation to the Rogers Scholars program.

 
26
Mar
2013

Taking a leadership role

U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) has recognized a 2011 graduate of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program for her work on a local playground project.

 
26
Mar
2013

UofL scholarships for Rogers Scholars

As part of its initiative to recruit the best students anywhere in Kentucky, the University of Louisville announced it is offering $10,000, or $2,500 per year up to four years, in exclusive college scholarships to current and future graduates of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars youth leadership program. UofL president Dr. James R. Ramsey met with […]

 
06
Feb
2013

Survey supports STEM majors

An online news article posted by The Huffington Post this week draws attention to the lifelong value education in the STEM majors—that’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—has on the earning potential of a college graduate.

 
21
Dec
2012

RS Ambassadors food drive

Rogers Scholars Ambassadors helped make Christmas a little brighter for needy families in Pulaski, Laurel, and Wayne counties. Ambassadors—former Rogers Scholars graduates—collected more than 170 canned and nonperishable food items shortly before the holidays as part of a community service project. Rogers Scholars Ambassadors Madison Wesley and Faith Call, both from Pulaski County; Scotty Reams, Laurel County; and […]

 
05
Oct
2012

RS graduate earns Congressional Award

Rogers Scholars graduate Kori Sears, a junior at Whitley County High School, completed 100 hours of community service and personal development to earn the Congressional Award Bronze Medal.

 
19
Sep
2012

Leading by example

Former Rogers Scholars graduate Richie Mathes, now a student at Union College, put his leadership skills to work this summer serving as a Henry Clay Intern in U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers’ (KY-05) Washington office. Mathes, a junior majoring in international business and political science, received an insider’s look at politics on Capitol Hill and […]

 
17
Sep
2012

Support Rogers Scholars

Old Town Deli in downtown Somerset is giving back to the community and the youth of Somerset and Pulaski County by supporting The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars youth leadership program in a new promotional fundraising campaign through the end of the year. Starting on Sept. 18—and continuing on the third Tuesday of each […]

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