Clinton County High School student Sienna Staley graduated this summer from The Center for Rural Development’s 2013 Class of Rogers Scholars.
Sienna is the daughter of Jeremy and Alisha Derryberry, of Albany.
Staley attended a one-week summer session of Rogers Scholars held for the first time on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College in Adair County.
“Rogers Scholars has helped me make friends that will last a lifetime,” said Staley. “It also has given me the opportunity to experience things that will benefit me in the future.”
The Rogers Scholars program provides leadership and exclusive college scholarship opportunities for rising high school juniors in Southern and Eastern Kentucky to realize their full potential as the region’s next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs.
The Rogers Scholars program is provided free of charge to selected participants within The Center’s 45-county primary service area and is operated solely on financial contributions and charitable donations.
The program, started in 1998, continues to pursue a goal set by U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) that “no young person should have to leave home to find his or her future.”
Graduates of the Rogers Scholars program earn access to exclusive scholarship offers from 18 partner colleges and universities.