2019 Rogers Scholar and Pulaski County High School student Jaxson McAlpin provided entertainment through song to residents at the Neighborhood Assisted Living in Somerset during this past holiday season. McAlpin played the piano and sang Gospel songs for the residents.

“I love playing the piano and I love seeing the elderly happy at The Neighborhood,” McAlpin said. “I started playing and the crowd started appearing. It went great and everyone seemed to be having fun. After I was done playing everyone wished for an encore so I played a little more. Even though we didn’t raise any money. I saw the joy in their eyes and that is something money can’t buy.”

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.