Sixty-one students from Southern and Eastern Kentucky are on the campuses of Lindsey Wilson College and the University of the Cumberlands this week for the start of the 2013 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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