2022 Rogers Scholar and Jackson County High School student Kinley Jones decided to complete, not one, but three separate community service projects.

She planned an entire community service program that included three different key events: a Halloween costume drive for elementary-age students, a canned food drive, and organizing and stocking the local food pantry.

“This project showed me the importance of giving back to my community.”

The community service program is expected to be continued at the school. 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.