EJHS student named 2017 Rogers Scholar

Published 7:35 pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Release from The Center for Rural Development 

Jessamine County student Quinton Carr has been selected by The Center for Rural Development to attend the 2017 Rogers Scholars program.

Carr, a sophomore at East Jessamine High School, will join 62 high school students from Southern and Eastern Kentucky this summer for the 20th annual Rogers Scholars youth leadership program. 

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Rogers Scholars, the Center’s flagship youth program, is an intensive one-week summer program that provides valuable leadership skills and exclusive college scholarship opportunities for high school students in 45 Kentucky communities to build their skills as the region’s next generation of business and entrepreneurial leaders.

“The Rogers Scholars program gives high school students an experience of a lifetime to grow their leadership skills while learning how to become more community-minded individuals,” said Delaney Stephens, community liaison and youth programs coordinator. “Each graduate earns access to exclusive college scholarship opportunities from some of the state’s top-ranked colleges and universities upon completion of a required community service project.”

The 2017 Rogers Scholars program will be held June 18-23 and July 9-14 on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College in Adair County. There will be no tuition charge to attend the program and lodging and food are provided free of charge to participants.

Carr is the son of Robert Carr and Elizabeth Carr of Nicholasville.

Since 1998, 1,123 high school students from Southern and Eastern Kentucky have graduated from Rogers Scholars. The program provides opportunities for students to apply for scholarships from 17 Kentucky colleges and universities.

For more information about the Rogers Scholars program, call 606-677-6000 or visit www.centeryouthprograms.com.