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Johnson named member of Rogers Scholar Class of 2020

AUSTIN JOHNSON

AUSTIN JOHNSON

Austin Johnson, a sophomore at Jenkins Middle High School and son of Damian and Amanda Johnson of Jenkins, was recently accepted into the Rogers Scholars Program. Johnson was the student chosen from all of Letcher County.

The Rogers Scholars Program, the Center for Rural Development’s flagship youth program, provides leadership and college scholarship opportunities to help upcoming high school juniors in southern and eastern Kentucky develop the skills they need to seize their potential as the region’s next generation of business and entrepreneurial leaders.

During a week-long program, Rogers Scholars work on building their leadership skills, participate in a series of team-building exercises, receive hands-on instructional training from professional experts in engineering, healthcare, and civic engagement. They will also interact with nationally recognized business leaders and entrepreneurs. The program focuses on developing skills in leadership, technology, entrepreneurship, and community service.

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