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Nathaniel Franklin, Cole Schmidt in Rogers Explorers Program

Adair County Middle School Students, Cole Schmidt and Nathaniel Lee Franklin have been selected to attend Rogers Explorers Youth Leadership Program at The Center for Rural Development

By Anissa K. Sturgill
News from the Center for Rural Development

Adair County Middle School Students, Cole Schmidt and Nathaniel Lee Franklin have been invited to enhance their leadership, math, science, and technology skills this summer as a participant in The Center for Rural Development's 2013 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program.

Cole is the son of Chris and Rebecca Schmidt. Nathaniel Lee is the son of Dan and Melinda Franklin.

They were selected from 383 applicants from across Southern and Eastern Kentucky to strengthen academic skills and begin working toward a future career in some of the country's most demanding career fields.

This year's sessions of Rogers Explorers will be held on the campuses of Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, June 2-4, 2013; University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, June 5-7; Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, July 21-23; and Morehead State University in Morehead, July 24-26.

Thirty rising ninth-grade students will attend each of the four summer sessions of Rogers Explorers making this the largest class of participants in the history of the program.

As Rogers Explorers, participants spend three days and two nights on a college campus, where experts guide them through hands-on assignments, all of which encourage creative thinking and teamwork and build leadership skills.

The program is presented tuition-free to participants and hosted in partnership with the University of the Cumberlands, Lindsey Wilson College, Eastern Kentucky University, and Morehead State University.

This story was posted on 2013-05-24 16:10:08
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