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Graduates of The Center for Rural Development's 2013 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program, held on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University, are Hayley Robbins, Boyd County; Logan Back, Breathitt County; Natalie McAninch, Casey County; Brice Smith, Clay County; Byron Cox, Floyd County; Jaydan Norris and Jenna Ward, Garrard County; Zoe Vaughn, Green County; Austin Brewer, Jackson County; Caleb Landis, Jessamine County; Hallea Rae Barnhill and Elizabeth Vaughn, Knox County; Abigail McCowan, Laurel County; Ethan Smith, Lee County; Emily Griffith, Leslie County; Shelby Shelton, Lincoln County; Laken Newsome, Martin County; Dawson Lynch, McCreary County; Mackenzie Coleman, Metcalfe County; Morgan Markwell, Morgan County; Rebekah Vermillion, Perry County; Aaron Crum, Pike County; Isaiah Cornett, Aslin Morrow, Nathaniel Phillips, and Meredith Oakes, Pulaski County; Laura Lamb, Blair Lamb, and Murphy Lamb, Taylor County; and Sam Gilbert of Whitley County.
Graduates of The Center for Rural Development's 2013 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program, held on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University, are Hayley Robbins, Boyd County; Logan Back, Breathitt County; Natalie McAninch, Casey County; Brice Smith, Clay County; Byron Cox, Floyd County; Jaydan Norris and Jenna Ward, Garrard County; Zoe Vaughn, Green County; Austin Brewer, Jackson County; Caleb Landis, Jessamine County; Hallea Rae Barnhill and Elizabeth Vaughn, Knox County; Abigail McCowan, Laurel County; Ethan Smith, Lee County; Emily Griffith, Leslie County; Shelby Shelton, Lincoln County; Laken Newsome, Martin County; Dawson Lynch, McCreary County; Mackenzie Coleman, Metcalfe County; Morgan Markwell, Morgan County; Rebekah Vermillion, Perry County; Aaron Crum, Pike County; Isaiah Cornett, Aslin Morrow, Nathaniel Phillips, and Meredith Oakes, Pulaski County; Laura Lamb, Blair Lamb, and Murphy Lamb, Taylor County; and Sam Gilbert of Whitley County.
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­­­­­­­­­South Floyd County Middle School students Byron Cox and Logan Mullins developed their math, science, and technology skills this summer at The Center for Rural Development’s 2013 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program.


The students were among 120 rising high school freshmen from 38 Southern and Eastern Kentucky counties to attend and graduate from one of four summer sessions of the Rogers Explorers program.


Rogers Explorers, a three-day, two-night program held on a college campus, provides leadership and educational opportunities for middle school graduates to learn more about math, science, and technology. Graduates are encouraged to work toward building careers in these in-demand career fields.


“These students certainly have what it takes to become the future leaders of Southern and Eastern Kentucky,” said Delaney Stephens, community liaison and youth programs coordinator. “The Center congratulates all graduates of this year’s program. We also thank the four higher education institutions that partner with The Center to provide educational leadership opportunities to youth in our region.”


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


Byron is the son of Audrey Hall and Bera Collins of Bypro. Logan is the son of Donovan and Andela Mullins of McDowell.


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.

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