COLUMBIA, Ky. -- For the third consecutive
year, the Rogers Explorers spent two days on the campus of Lindsey
Wilson College to build their business and entrepreneurial skills
as the region's next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs.
This year's class of Rogers Explorers included 30 incoming high
school freshmen that participated in a two-day program at LWC. The
30 students came from the Somerset, Ky.-based Center for Rural
Development's 42-county service area.
During the program, the students took part in a wide range of
group activities that helped prepare them to be future leaders of
their communities and also gave them a taste of college campus
Center for Rural Development Youth Programs Coordination Lauren
Hayes was very positive about this year's program.
"This year's program has been wonderful," Hayes said. "You could
really see a change in the students in just a couple days. They
became a team and learned so much through the program and from each
Some of the activities the students took part in included:
major's classes in which students took classes in communication,
science and networking; NASA video conference; guided tours of
LWC's A.P. White Campus; an ice cream social; and pool activities
in LWC's Doris and Bob Holloway Health & Wellness Center.
"The students enjoyed every aspect of the program this year,"
Hayes said. "The main selling point of the campus for many of the
students was actually the food. Several students made comments that
the food alone was enough to make the enroll as students at Lindsey
Wilson College in four years."
Center for Rural Development Community Liaison Emily Phillips said
she was glad to be included in a program that is so important to
"I think it's awesome to see the impact the program has on the
students in just a few short days," Phillips said. "I think it's
good to see the Center for Rural Development making such an impact
on the region and partnering with Lindsey Wilson College to make
that possible has been a great experience for everyone
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Rogers Explorers at LWC.