Floyd County students graduate from The Center for Rural Development’s 2015 Rogers Explorers program


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University of Pikeville Rogers Explorers: Graduates of the 2015 Rogers Explorers program held on the campus of the University of Pikeville were Rinda Oliver, Elliott County; Taylor Stumbo and Robert Matthew “Matt” Tackett, Floyd County; Annalee Wilson, Garrard County; Thomas Stone and Dalton Green, Green County; Trendon Ball and Emilee Albright, Laurel County; Adrianna Burchett, Ally Ferrell, and Bailey Thompson, Lawrence County; Taylor Roberts, Lee County; Jessica Boggs and Nikole Lee, Letcher County; Keenan Conley, Kennedy Hoskins, and James “Jay” McDaniel, Magoffin County; Madison Haney, Allison Horn, and Katie Murphy, Martin County; Hannah Brown and Marley Edmunds, Metcalfe County; Hagan Hall, Perry County; Cami Gaunt and Brock Runyon, Pike County; Caleb Crubaugh, Morgan Daniels, Morgan Lange, and Adrianna Ramirez, Pulaski County; and Wes Mills of Rockcastle County.


Eastern Kentucky University Rogers Explorers: Graduates of the 2015 Rogers Explorers program held on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University were Abigail Dykes, Adair County; Isabelle Moons, Clinton County; Elizabeth Hardy, Estill County; Cole DeRossett, Floyd County; Brynne Galloway, Garrard County; Hannah Daniels, Grace Evans, Toni McCombs, Whitney Messer, and Lydia Smith, Knox County; Abigail Lay and Christina Anderson, Laurel County; Lauren Perdue, Lee County; Caroline White, Madison County; Grayson Arnett, Magoffin County; Kaylee Harbison, Shawna Edwards, Leah Thompson, and Tanner Moss, Metcalfe County; Andrea Beltran, Monroe County; Matthew Minter, Owsley County; Alison Lewis, Taylor Young, Tate Avera, and Adam Reynolds, Pulaski County; Joseph Coffey, Rockcastle County; Benjamin Sapp, Russell County; Lillie Abbott and Brody Barton of Whitley County, and Christin Pelfrey of Wolfe County.


SOMERSET – Floyd County students Cole DeRossett, Taylor Stumbo, and Robert Matthew “Matt” Tackett graduated from The Center for Rural Development’s 2015 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program.

The Rogers Explorers program is an educational leadership program that provides hands-on learning opportunities for middle school students in Southern and Eastern Kentucky to build their math, science, and technology skills. Graduates are encouraged to work toward pursuing careers in these in-demand career fields.

“This year’s class of Rogers Explorers showed that there are many bright, young leaders in our region of Southern and Eastern Kentucky,” said Delaney Stephens, community liaison and youth programs coordinator for The Center. “By participating in this program, Explorers had the opportunity to experience first-hand how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can positively impact our region while also getting a feel for what college life was like.”

The Rogers Explorers program is presented by The Center in partnership with Lindsey Wilson College, University of the Cumberlands, Asbury University, Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University, and the University of Pikeville.

A record 180 middle school students attended this year’s Rogers Explorers program. Participants apply when they are in the eighth grade and attend during the summer before the start of their freshman year. There is no admission charge to attend Rogers Explorers.

DeRossett, the son of Doug and Karen DeRossett of Prestonsburg, represented Allen Central Middle School. Stumbo, the daughter of Anthony and Kathy Stumbo of East Point, represented Paintsville Independent.

Tackett, the son of Chris and Connie Tackett of Stanville, represented Wesley Christian School.

For more information about Rogers Explorers, contact Delaney Stephens at 606-677-6000 or email youth@centertech.com. Visit www.centeryouthprograms.com to learn more about youth programs at The Center.

University of Pikeville Rogers Explorers: Graduates of the 2015 Rogers Explorers program held on the campus of the University of Pikeville were Rinda Oliver, Elliott County; Taylor Stumbo and Robert Matthew “Matt” Tackett, Floyd County; Annalee Wilson, Garrard County; Thomas Stone and Dalton Green, Green County; Trendon Ball and Emilee Albright, Laurel County; Adrianna Burchett, Ally Ferrell, and Bailey Thompson, Lawrence County; Taylor Roberts, Lee County; Jessica Boggs and Nikole Lee, Letcher County; Keenan Conley, Kennedy Hoskins, and James “Jay” McDaniel, Magoffin County; Madison Haney, Allison Horn, and Katie Murphy, Martin County; Hannah Brown and Marley Edmunds, Metcalfe County; Hagan Hall, Perry County; Cami Gaunt and Brock Runyon, Pike County; Caleb Crubaugh, Morgan Daniels, Morgan Lange, and Adrianna Ramirez, Pulaski County; and Wes Mills of Rockcastle County.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_10-7-Rogers-Explorers-University-of-Pikeville.jpgUniversity of Pikeville Rogers Explorers: Graduates of the 2015 Rogers Explorers program held on the campus of the University of Pikeville were Rinda Oliver, Elliott County; Taylor Stumbo and Robert Matthew “Matt” Tackett, Floyd County; Annalee Wilson, Garrard County; Thomas Stone and Dalton Green, Green County; Trendon Ball and Emilee Albright, Laurel County; Adrianna Burchett, Ally Ferrell, and Bailey Thompson, Lawrence County; Taylor Roberts, Lee County; Jessica Boggs and Nikole Lee, Letcher County; Keenan Conley, Kennedy Hoskins, and James “Jay” McDaniel, Magoffin County; Madison Haney, Allison Horn, and Katie Murphy, Martin County; Hannah Brown and Marley Edmunds, Metcalfe County; Hagan Hall, Perry County; Cami Gaunt and Brock Runyon, Pike County; Caleb Crubaugh, Morgan Daniels, Morgan Lange, and Adrianna Ramirez, Pulaski County; and Wes Mills of Rockcastle County.

Eastern Kentucky University Rogers Explorers: Graduates of the 2015 Rogers Explorers program held on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University were Abigail Dykes, Adair County; Isabelle Moons, Clinton County; Elizabeth Hardy, Estill County; Cole DeRossett, Floyd County; Brynne Galloway, Garrard County; Hannah Daniels, Grace Evans, Toni McCombs, Whitney Messer, and Lydia Smith, Knox County; Abigail Lay and Christina Anderson, Laurel County; Lauren Perdue, Lee County; Caroline White, Madison County; Grayson Arnett, Magoffin County; Kaylee Harbison, Shawna Edwards, Leah Thompson, and Tanner Moss, Metcalfe County; Andrea Beltran, Monroe County; Matthew Minter, Owsley County; Alison Lewis, Taylor Young, Tate Avera, and Adam Reynolds, Pulaski County; Joseph Coffey, Rockcastle County; Benjamin Sapp, Russell County; Lillie Abbott and Brody Barton of Whitley County, and Christin Pelfrey of Wolfe County.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_10-7-Rogers-Explorers-Eastern-Kentucky-University.jpgEastern Kentucky University Rogers Explorers: Graduates of the 2015 Rogers Explorers program held on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University were Abigail Dykes, Adair County; Isabelle Moons, Clinton County; Elizabeth Hardy, Estill County; Cole DeRossett, Floyd County; Brynne Galloway, Garrard County; Hannah Daniels, Grace Evans, Toni McCombs, Whitney Messer, and Lydia Smith, Knox County; Abigail Lay and Christina Anderson, Laurel County; Lauren Perdue, Lee County; Caroline White, Madison County; Grayson Arnett, Magoffin County; Kaylee Harbison, Shawna Edwards, Leah Thompson, and Tanner Moss, Metcalfe County; Andrea Beltran, Monroe County; Matthew Minter, Owsley County; Alison Lewis, Taylor Young, Tate Avera, and Adam Reynolds, Pulaski County; Joseph Coffey, Rockcastle County; Benjamin Sapp, Russell County; Lillie Abbott and Brody Barton of Whitley County, and Christin Pelfrey of Wolfe County.

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