Rogers Scholars brushed up on their dining etiquette skills and put on their dancing shoes for a night out on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College attending a formal dinner at the home of college President Dr. William T. Luckey Jr. and his wife, Elise.

“The etiquette training and ballroom dancing classes were two very beneficial experiences,” said Rogers Scholar Kaitlyn Sammons of Bath County. “I now have skills that I can use in the future for any elegant occasion that I may face.”

Rogers Scholars received useful tips on fine dining etiquette from Sue Stivers of Adair County and later put what they learned to use enjoying an elegant, formal dinner together in Luckey’s home.

“I really enjoyed the etiquette dinner,” added Rogers Scholar Ray Dixon of Perry County. “It helped show me what it takes to be a gentleman.”

After dinner, it was time for a lesson on ballroom dancing. Rogers Scholars stepped up to the challenge taking a turn on the dance floor like a pro.

“Everyone had a good time,” said Dixon, who described the experience as “the most fun I had all day.”

Thirty-two incoming high school juniors from Southern and Eastern Kentucky spent the week of June 23-28 on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia for the first of two summer sessions of the 2013 Rogers Scholars program.