RCHS student graduates from 2013 Class of Rogers Scholars youth leadership program

Rockcastle County High School student Rachel Cain graduated this summer from The Center for Rural Development’s 2013 Class of Rogers Scholars.Cain attended a one-week summer session of Rogers Scholars held for the first time on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College in Adair County.

“Rogers Scholars has helped me develop leadership skills that I can use to better serve my community,” said Cain. “The program also has given me the opportunity to get to know some amazing people that I now consider some of my closest friends.”

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Lonnie Lawson, right, president and CEO of The Center for Rural Development, and Delaney Stephens, left, community liaison and youth programs coordinator, present 2013 Rogers Scholars graduate Rachel Cain of Rockcastle County with a certificate of achievement acknowledging her successful completion of the program. Cain, 15, is a student at Rockcastle County High School.

The Rogers Scholars program provides leadership and exclusive college scholarship opportunities for rising high school juniors in Southern and Eastern Kentucky to realize their full potential as the region’s next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs.

“This year’s class of Rogers Scholars is an exceptional group of young leaders,” said Delaney Stephens, community liaison and youth programs coordinator for The Center. “I have high hopes for all of them as they return to their hometowns in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. There is no limit on what these Scholars can do, and I look forward to seeing them develop into future business and civic leaders this region needs.”

Rachel is the daughter of Lee and Marcia Cain.

For more information about Rogers Scholars, contact Delaney Stephens, community liaison and youth programs coordinator, at 606-677-6000 or email youth@centertech.com. Visit www.centeryouthprograms.com to learn more The Center’s youth programs.

The Rogers Scholars program is provided free of charge to selected participants within The Center’s 45-county primary service area and is operated solely on financial contributions and charitable donations.

The program, started in 1998, continues to pursue a goal set by U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) that “no young person should have to leave home to find his or her future.”

Graduates of the Rogers Scholars program earn access to exclusive scholarship offers from 18 partner colleges and universities.

Established in 1996 through the vision of U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers, (KY-05), and other leaders, The Center for Rural Development is a nonprofit organization fueled by a mission to provide leadership that stimulates innovative and sustainable economic development solutions and a better way of life in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. In its 45-county primary service region, The Center provides innovative programs in leadership, public safety, technology, and arts and culture. The Center is committed to constantly expanding its capabilities in order to deliver a range of key services throughout Kentucky and the nation.

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