2021 Rogers Scholar and Lawrence County High School student Kassidy Burke, left, organized a cancer awareness campaign and informational booth at this year’s Septemberfest for her community service project.

“I know many people in our small town who suffer from cancer. It is important to me to give back to my community by telling them what cancer is and how to prevent cancer.”

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.