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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Members of the first-place winning team of The Center for Rural Development’s 2012 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) Business Concept Competition were recognized on Sept. 10 at a luncheon and awards presentation for the region’s top small business owners and entrepreneurs at The Center in Somerset. “Jam Good” team members and high school students Savanna Noe, […]
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