Students named 2016 Rogers Explorers

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Four local middle school students have been selected to attend The Center for Rural Development’s 2016 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program.

Rogers Explorers Caleb Ashley is a student at Green Hills Elementary School; Lauren Nunez, Harlan Independent Middle School; Madelyn “Mady” Haynes, Cumberland Elementary School; and Ally Alred, Rosspoint Elementary School.

The Rogers Explorers program is open to eighth-grade middle school students in southern and eastern Kentucky who have a strong interest in developing their skills in leadership, technology, math, science, and community service.

One hundred and eighty-two students — the largest class ever — will converge on the campuses of six Kentucky colleges and universities this summer for the Rogers Explorers program.

“Rogers Explorers gives students a one-of-a-kind learning experience to explore different career opportunities and possible career paths in the fields of math, science and technology,” said Delaney Stephens, community liaison and youth programs coordinator for the center. “The program also encourages creative thinking and teamwork and builds leadership skills as the region’s next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs.”

Rogers Explorers is presented by The Center for Rural Development in partnership with Lindsey Wilson College, University of the Cumberlands, Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University, Asbury University and the University of Pikeville.

Students spend three days and two nights on one of these leading Kentucky college campuses, where experts guide them through hands-on assignments, all of which encourages participants to build their math, science, and technology skills. The program is provided tuition-free to eligible students within the center’s 45-county primary service area.

For more information about Rogers Explorers, call the center at 606-677-6000, email [email protected] or visit Follow Rogers Explorers on Facebook to keep up with the latest news on the summer camps.

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