Seven students representing Knox County Middle School have been selected to participate in an intensive three-day, two-night program focused on cultivating skills in leadership, technology, math, science, and community service.
Named Rogers Explorers after its founder Rep. Hal Rogers, the program is developed, coordinated, and supervised by The Center for Rural Development in partnership with University of the Cumberlands, Lindsey Wilson College, Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University, Asbury University, University of Pikeville, and The Center’s newest partner, Union College.
Caroline Evans, Jacob Barnard, Reaghan Jones, Kenzie Hinkle, Andrew Daniels, Lily Jones, and Travis Hensley, all rising freshman, will participate in the program free of charge.
Activities throughout the program are both educational and fun. Classroom projects are very hands-on, so do not expect to be bored! Explorers are able to actively participate in practical college courses, fine-tune leadership skills, and develop a network of friends and resources throughout our Southern and Eastern Kentucky region.