KCMS students selected to participate in Rogers Explorers program

Five Knox County Middle School students have been invited to build their math, science, and technology skills this summer as participants in The Center for Rural Development’s 2012 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program.

Andalyn Jae Brock, Sadie Harris, Brayden Imel, Clay Sprinkles, and Reagan Warren were selected from 187 applicants from across Southern and Eastern Kentucky to strengthen their academic skills and begin working toward future careers in some of the Country’s most demanding career fields.

“Rogers Explorers was formed in 2006 as a means to reach more young people within The Center’s 42-county primary service area, and to focus on leading students into in-demand careers in our region,” said Lonnie Lawson, president and CEO of The Center.

“The Center has partnered with four Kentucky colleges and universities to host our Explorer camps on their campuses to give these students hands-on experience in a college environment, by doing so, we help them see the value of higher education and prepare them for success.”

“Rogers Explorers gives students a one-of-a-kind learning experience, as we open their eyes to the vast of potential in the plentiful careers in math and science,” said Delaney Stephens, youth programs coordinator and community liaison for The Center.

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.