Fitzpatrick graduates from Center for Rural Development’s 2018 Class of Rogers Scholars

Published 11:13 am Friday, October 26, 2018

From staff reports

East Jessamine High School student Julia Fitzpatrick graduated this summer from The Center for Rural Development’s 2018 Rogers Scholars program. Fitzpatrick is the daughter of Eileen and Brendan Fitzpatrick of Nicholasville.

Rogers Scholars is an intensive one-week summer leadership program that provides valuable leadership skills for high school students in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. Students are able to seize their full potential as the region’s next generation of business and entrepreneurial leaders. Upon completion of the program, students have the opportunity to apply for scholarships at 19 colleges and universities.

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Sixty-two high school students from 45 Kentucky counties graduated this summer from the 2018 Class of Rogers Scholars. The program was held on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College in Adair County.

Since the program began, 1,244 high school students have graduated from Rogers Scholars, and potential scholarships valued at more than $8 million have been offered to graduates from 19 participating colleges and universities. For more information about the Rogers Scholars program, call 606-677-6000 or visit