The Center for Rural Development is proud to announce the 2016 Class of Rogers Scholars.

Sixty-four high school students from 45 Kentucky counties within The Center’s primary service area have been selected to attend this summer’s session of Rogers Scholars.

“The Rogers Scholars program gives high school students an experience of a lifetime to grow their leadership skills while learning how to become more community-minded individuals,” said youth programs coordinator Delaney Stephens. “Each graduate earns access to exclusive college scholarship offers from some of the state’s top-ranked colleges and universities upon completion of a required community service project.”

Members of the 2016 Rogers Scholars Class and their respective counties are:

  • Lauren McQuaide—Adair County
  • Cameron Vincent—Bath County
  • Sarah Combs—Bell County
  • Lydia O’Nan and Spencer Lett—Boyd County
  • Catherine Bowling—Breathitt County
  • Annaliese Peña—Carter County
  • Harley Byrd—Casey County
  • Bailey Hubbard and Peyton Morris—Clay County
  • Vivian Zheng—Clinton County
  • Kaylee Dee Long—Cumberland County
  • Haylee Goodpaster—Elliott County
  • William Patrick Burkhart—Estill County
  • Shawna Holbrook—Floyd County
  • Dillyn Twisdale—Garrard County
  • Dylan Gentry—Green County
  • Breanna Epperson and Bronwyn Haynes—Harlan County
  • Allison Wade—Jackson County
  • Aleah Archer—Jessamine County
  • Daniel Short—Johnson County
  • Callie Chaney—Knott County
  • Trey Chesnut, Emily Bolinger, and Andrew Jones—Knox County
  • Thomas Callahan—Laurel County
  • Jillian Adams—Lawrence County
  • DeAnna Deaton—Lee County
  • Kennedy Howard—Leslie County
  • Katherine Braswell and Brooke Saurer—Letcher County
  • Cassidy Goetz—Lincoln County
  • Kaelyn Greene—Magoffin County
  • Justus Goble—Martin County
  • Jessica Cox—McCreary County
  • Zane Crouch—Menifee County
  • Kennedy Bates—Metcalfe County
  • Caroline Rushing—Monroe County
  • Robert Andrew Cox and Seth Turner—Morgan County
  • Hannah Ertel—Owsley County
  • Laken Walker, Marryn Mobelini, and Vada Miller—Perry County
  • Alexis Stanley and Alexandria Hagy—Pike County
  • Nathaniel Cox, Riley Crawford, Elisabeth Barnett, Anna Jacobs, Clayton Dalton, Greer Rutt and Micah Wooldridge—Pulaski County
  • Rebekah Lake—Rockcastle County
  • Starla Wilson and Trevor Hitch—Rowan County
  • Meleah Coffey and Shelby Robertson—Russell County
  • Samuel Kessler and Lauren Williams—Taylor County
  • Hunter Davis—Wayne County
  • Hannah Stephens—Whitley County
  • Savannah Perkins—Wolfe County


The Rogers Scholars program will be held June 26-July 1 and July 10-15 on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College in Adair County. There is no tuition charge to attend the program and lodging and food are provided free of charge to participants.

Since 1998, 1,056 high school students have graduated from Rogers Scholars, and potential scholarships valued at more than $7.2 million have been offered to graduates by 17 partner colleges and universities.

For more information about the Rogers Scholars program, call youth programs coordinator Delaney Stephens at 606-677-6000 or visit Keep up with the latest news on the 2016 Class of Rogers Scholars on Facebook.