2021 Rogers Scholar and Pulaski County High School student Anna Farmer conducted a volleyball training to introduce fifth-grade girls at Northern Elementary School to the game.

She demonstrated different drills and encouraged students to practice what they learned at home this summer. Each participant also received a volleyball donated by project supporters.

“This project was very heart warming to me, because Northern Elementary School was my old elementary school. I remember my fifth grade prior to playing volleyball and being incredibly nervous to play because I had never had any opportunities to get any experience. Through my project, I was able to serve these girls with an opportunity that many others would never have the chance to get, and I was able to see the impact made through the many laughs and smiles we shared that day.”

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