Perry County students graduate from Rogers Explorers program


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Courtesy photos University of Pikeville Rogers Explorers: Graduates of the 2016 Rogers Explorers program held on the campus of the University of Pikeville were Morgan McNabb and Caroline Whitt, Bath County; Alexis Clemons, Breathitt County; Logan Turner, Floyd County; Madelyn “Mady” Haynes, Harlan County; Bryce Ward, Johnson County; Brysen Honeycutt and Lukas Ritchie, Knott County; Ashley Hayes and Emily McCreary, Lawrence County; Madison Mason and Benjamin Dotson, Letcher County; Sierra Potts and Phillip Smith, Lincoln County; Kylee Borders and Mallory Davis, Martin County; Whitney Craft, Menifee County; Elizabeth Decker, Metcalfe County; Emily Hammonds and Kennedy Trusty, Morgan County; Abigail Oliver, Owsley County; Madison Eddington, Perry County; Harrison Booher and Wade Copley, Pike County; Elijah Hutchinson and Kennedy Burdine, Pulaski County; Bailey Trent, Rowan County; Nicholas Shearer, Wayne County; and Haley Conner and Hunter Brewer, Wolfe County.


University of the Cumberlands Rogers Explorers: Graduates of the 2016 Rogers Explorers program held on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands were Walter Baker, Adair County; Rebecca Fortner and Hannah Robbins, Bell County; Ashton Jarvis and Kylee Faith Morris, Clay County; Raegan Thrasher, Clinton County; Lauren Nunez, Harlan County; Davin Crowe, Jackson County; Kaeli Hale, Kenzie Lacefield, Laura Beth Mills, and Bailee Jo Stewart, Knox County; Darion Ball, Christa Chitwood, Camryn Deaton, Macie McDaniel, Allison Niemeier, and Caleb Webb, Laurel County; Alex Schott, Lee County; Noah Canady, Perry County; Eva Gover, Madison Harmon, Jaxson McAlpin, Ashlee Mounce, and Heidi Thompson, Pulaski County; Amy Clark and Valerie Franklin, Rockcastle County; Ryan Maynard, Taylor County; Madalyn Sutton and Caeden Whitaker, Whitley County.


Perry County students Noah Canady and Madison Eddington graduated from The Center for Rural Development’s 2016 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program.

The Rogers Explorers program is an educational leadership program that provides hands-on learning opportunities for middle school students in Southern and Eastern Kentucky to build their math, science, and technology skills. Graduates are encouraged to work toward pursuing careers in these in-demand career fields.

“Rogers Explorers opened my eyes to so many careers that I did not know existed,” Eddington said.

Nearly 180 middle school students attended this year’s Rogers Explorers program. Participants apply when they are in the eighth grade and attend during the summer before the start of their freshman year.

“This year’s class of Rogers Explorers showed that there are many bright, young leaders in our region of Southern and Eastern Kentucky,” said Delaney Stephens, youth programs coordinator and community liaison for The Center. “By participating in this program, Explorers had the opportunity to experience first-hand how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can positively impact our region while also getting a feel for what college life was like.”

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

Canady is the son of Brandy and Ovie Canady of Hazard. Eddington is the daughter of Fred and Mamie Eddington of Hazard.

For more information about Rogers Explorers, contact Delaney Stephens at 606-677-6000 or email youth@centertech.com. Visit www.centeryouthprograms.com to learn more about youth programs at The Center.

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.

Courtesy photos University of Pikeville Rogers Explorers: Graduates of the 2016 Rogers Explorers program held on the campus of the University of Pikeville were Morgan McNabb and Caroline Whitt, Bath County; Alexis Clemons, Breathitt County; Logan Turner, Floyd County; Madelyn “Mady” Haynes, Harlan County; Bryce Ward, Johnson County; Brysen Honeycutt and Lukas Ritchie, Knott County; Ashley Hayes and Emily McCreary, Lawrence County; Madison Mason and Benjamin Dotson, Letcher County; Sierra Potts and Phillip Smith, Lincoln County; Kylee Borders and Mallory Davis, Martin County; Whitney Craft, Menifee County; Elizabeth Decker, Metcalfe County; Emily Hammonds and Kennedy Trusty, Morgan County; Abigail Oliver, Owsley County; Madison Eddington, Perry County; Harrison Booher and Wade Copley, Pike County; Elijah Hutchinson and Kennedy Burdine, Pulaski County; Bailey Trent, Rowan County; Nicholas Shearer, Wayne County; and Haley Conner and Hunter Brewer, Wolfe County.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_thumbnail_Rogers-Explorers-University-of-Pikeville.jpgCourtesy photos University of Pikeville Rogers Explorers: Graduates of the 2016 Rogers Explorers program held on the campus of the University of Pikeville were Morgan McNabb and Caroline Whitt, Bath County; Alexis Clemons, Breathitt County; Logan Turner, Floyd County; Madelyn “Mady” Haynes, Harlan County; Bryce Ward, Johnson County; Brysen Honeycutt and Lukas Ritchie, Knott County; Ashley Hayes and Emily McCreary, Lawrence County; Madison Mason and Benjamin Dotson, Letcher County; Sierra Potts and Phillip Smith, Lincoln County; Kylee Borders and Mallory Davis, Martin County; Whitney Craft, Menifee County; Elizabeth Decker, Metcalfe County; Emily Hammonds and Kennedy Trusty, Morgan County; Abigail Oliver, Owsley County; Madison Eddington, Perry County; Harrison Booher and Wade Copley, Pike County; Elijah Hutchinson and Kennedy Burdine, Pulaski County; Bailey Trent, Rowan County; Nicholas Shearer, Wayne County; and Haley Conner and Hunter Brewer, Wolfe County.

University of the Cumberlands Rogers Explorers: Graduates of the 2016 Rogers Explorers program held on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands were Walter Baker, Adair County; Rebecca Fortner and Hannah Robbins, Bell County; Ashton Jarvis and Kylee Faith Morris, Clay County; Raegan Thrasher, Clinton County; Lauren Nunez, Harlan County; Davin Crowe, Jackson County; Kaeli Hale, Kenzie Lacefield, Laura Beth Mills, and Bailee Jo Stewart, Knox County; Darion Ball, Christa Chitwood, Camryn Deaton, Macie McDaniel, Allison Niemeier, and Caleb Webb, Laurel County; Alex Schott, Lee County; Noah Canady, Perry County; Eva Gover, Madison Harmon, Jaxson McAlpin, Ashlee Mounce, and Heidi Thompson, Pulaski County; Amy Clark and Valerie Franklin, Rockcastle County; Ryan Maynard, Taylor County; Madalyn Sutton and Caeden Whitaker, Whitley County.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_thumbnail_Rogers-Explorers-University-of-the-Cumberlands.2717.jpgUniversity of the Cumberlands Rogers Explorers: Graduates of the 2016 Rogers Explorers program held on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands were Walter Baker, Adair County; Rebecca Fortner and Hannah Robbins, Bell County; Ashton Jarvis and Kylee Faith Morris, Clay County; Raegan Thrasher, Clinton County; Lauren Nunez, Harlan County; Davin Crowe, Jackson County; Kaeli Hale, Kenzie Lacefield, Laura Beth Mills, and Bailee Jo Stewart, Knox County; Darion Ball, Christa Chitwood, Camryn Deaton, Macie McDaniel, Allison Niemeier, and Caleb Webb, Laurel County; Alex Schott, Lee County; Noah Canady, Perry County; Eva Gover, Madison Harmon, Jaxson McAlpin, Ashlee Mounce, and Heidi Thompson, Pulaski County; Amy Clark and Valerie Franklin, Rockcastle County; Ryan Maynard, Taylor County; Madalyn Sutton and Caeden Whitaker, Whitley County.

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