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Dixon completes Rogers Scholars program




Rogers Scholar graduate Hilton “Ray” Dixon is presented a certificate of achievement acknowledgement by Lennie Lawson (right), president and chief executive officer of The Center for Rural Development, and Delaney Stephens (left), community liaison and youth programs coordinator.

Rogers Scholar graduate Hilton “Ray” Dixon is presented a certificate of achievement acknowledgement by Lennie Lawson (right), president and chief executive officer of The Center for Rural Development, and Delaney Stephens (left), community liaison and youth programs coordinator.

Hilton “Ray” Dixon was graduated recently from The Center for Rural Development’s 2013 Class of Rogers Scholars.

A student at Hazard High School, Dixon was inducted into the National Honor Society in May.

He attended a one-week summer session of Rogers Scholars held at Lindsey Wilson College. “I really learned and enjoyed everything,” Dixon said. “This program showed me what it means to be a leader.”

The Rogers Scholars program provides leadership training and college scholarship opportunities for rising high school juniors in south- ern and eastern Kentucky.

“This year’s class of Rogers Scholars is an exceptional group of young leaders,” said Delaney Stephens, community liaison and youth programs coordinator for The Center for Rural Development. “I have high hopes for all of them as they return to their hometowns in southern and eastern Kentucky. There is no limit to what these Scholars can do, and I look forward to seeing them develop into future business and civic leaders this region needs.”

Dixon is the son of Victor and Johnette Gainer.


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