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Five Clinton County students selected for The Center for Rural Development’s Youth Programs

Posted April 21, 2020 at 1:11 pm

Ben Tallent

Jonna Upchurch

The Center for Rural Development honors five Clinton County students for being selected for its annual youth programs, Rogers Scholars and Rogers Explorers.

“We hope our communities will join us in congratulating the students on their selection for these highly competitive programs,” said Lonnie Lawson, President & CEO of The Center for Rural Development.

Ben Tallent, a sophomore at Clinton County High School, was selected for the Rogers Scholars program. He is the son of Eddie and Kendra Tallent, of Albany.

Four Clinton County Middle School students were selected for the Rogers Explorers program.

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