Five local students graduated from the Center for Rural Development Youth Programs this summer.
Lincoln Helm, a student at Russell County High School, graduated the 25th annual Rogers Scholars Youth Program over the summer.
As a graduate of the program, students earn potential access to exclusive scholarships at some of the state’s top-ranked colleges and universities.
Four Russell County Middle School students graduated from the Rogers Explorers Program: Asa Woodcock, Laila Hammond, Ella Pierce, and Marlei DeVore.
Rogers Explorers is open to eighth-grade students in Southern and Eastern Kentucky who have a strong interest in developing their skills in leadership, team building, community service, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields of study.