Earlier this year, 2019 Rogers Scholar and East Carter High School student Brendan Bush organized a Facebook Auction to help raise money for both Carter County Quilts for Veterans and the Honor Flight Kentucky Program. Bush auctioned off a range of items from desserts to decorations raising more than $2,000.

“After seeing both a Carter County Quilts for Veterans ceremony and being a part of the Honor Flight Kentucky homecoming event, it instilled a sense of respect and gratitude for the service that our veterans gave for our country,” said Bush. “When given the choice to choose a community service project, I knew that I wanted to give back to these veterans.”

Each graduate of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program is required to complete a community service project. For more information about Rogers Scholars, visit www.centeryouthprograms.com.