Whitesburg KY

Craft named Rogers Scholar

Joshua Craft, a sophomore at Letcher County Central High School, is one of 60 students selected to participate in The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program. He is the son of Rocky and Michelle Craft of Ermine.

Rogers Scholars, a program for juniors from 42 counties in southern and eastern Kentucky, is named for Congressman Hal Rogers, KY-05. During oneweek sessions in June and July, students participate in handson learning in engineering, video production, or informa- tion technology majors. Scholars also take part in entrepreneurial training sessions and interact via videoconference and in person with business professionals.

During the week, scholars are involved in exercises designed to build leadership and cooperative skills. Students also develop projects to take home and implement in their county. Previous successful projects include presenting a safety fair, beginning an entrepreneurial library and organizing drug-free post-prom activities.

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