Dylan Michael Caudill, a Letcher County Central High School student, has been named a 2014 Rogers Scholar.
Caudill, 16, a sophomore and the son of Larry and Karen Caudill of Jeremiah, will join 60 other high school students from southern and eastern Kentucky for the program on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College.
Rogers Scholars, The Center for Rural Development’s flagship youth program, is an intensive oneweek summer program that provides leadership training and college scholarship opportunities for students.
“ I am going into the medical field. Southeastern Kentucky needs jobs in this field,” said Caudill, who plans to become an orthopedic surgeon. “The health career is all about giving back to your community. This is the mission of the Rogers Scholars program.”
The program was started by U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) so that “no young person should have to leave home to find his or her future.”
Students apply for the Rogers Scholars program during their sophomore year and attend the summer prior to the start of their junior year.