2021 Rogers Scholar Riley Bush made sure students at Marie Roberts-Caney (MRC) Elementary School had gifts for the holidays.

The Breathitt County High School student organized a Christmas drive to raise money for clothing and toys for 10 elementary students.

“It was very heartwarming to get to see how excited each child was to be receiving presents. I went to elementary school at MRC, so I was very excited to be giving back to the children who may not have received a Christmas gift if I had not done this project.”

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.