2018 Rogers Scholar Brysen Honeycutt raised $600 from a bake sale to support the American Cancer Society and Knott County Relay for Life.

Honeycutt, a senior at Knott County Central High School, organized “Sweet Treats for a Cure” bake sale for his Rogers Scholars community service project.

“Because I am a cancer survivor, I know firsthand what a great impact the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life can have on a person battling cancer,” said Honeycutt, a graduate of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program. “It was very rewarding to give back to an event and organization that has done so much for me and to contribute to finding a cure for such a horrible disease.”

Honeycutt partnered with the Knott County Relay for Life committee and Beta Sigma Phi to host the bake sale at Holly Hills Shopping Center. Members from both organizations helped supply the baked goods for the sale.

“Relay for Life of Knott County is honored to have Brysen Honeycutt serve as youth champion on the event leadership team and as one of our survivors,” said Ashley Reynolds, Knott County Relay for Life event chair. “His commitment and dedication has been a constant for many years and is still ongoing to this day with our organization.

“This year he took time out of his busy teenage schedule to help us raise awareness about cancer and collect donations in order to continue the fight against cancer,” she said. “He held a bake sale at the local shopping center and within a four-hour time frame he had accomplished something great by raising $600 from sales and donations. It is youth like Brysen that assist us to achieve our goal, to one day find a cure for cancer.”

Honeycutt, son of Jeff and Kelly Honeycutt of Pine Top, is a Rogers Scholars Ambassador and a 2016 graduate of The Center’s Rogers Explorers program.