CCHS junior Abbi Young graduates from 2019 Class of Rogers Scholars

Posted August 7, 2019 at 8:09 am

2019 Rogers Scholar Abbi Young of Clinton County.psd

Lonnie Lawson, President and CEO of The Center for Rural Development, and Allison Cross, Community Liaison and Youth Programs Coordinator for The Center, present 2019 Rogers Scholars graduate Abbi Young with a certificate for completing the program. She is a junior at Clinton County High School.

Clinton County High School student Abbi Young graduated this summer from The Center for Rural Development’s 2019 Rogers Scholars program.

Young is the daughter of Kevan Young and Lezlee Young of Albany.

Rogers Scholars—The Center’s flagship youth program—is an intensive one-week summer program that provides valuable leadership skills and exclusive college scholarship opportunities for high school students in Southern and Eastern Kentucky to help seize their potential as the region’s next generation of business and entrepreneurial leaders.

The program was established through the vision of U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) that “no young person should have to leave home to find his or her future.”

Young attended the second summer sessions of the Rogers Scholars program held July 14-19 on the campus of Morehead State University.

Sixty-five high school students from 45 Kentucky counties were selected to attend the 2019 Class of Rogers Scholars. Each graduate earns potential access to exclusive college scholarship opportunities from some of the state’s top-ranked colleges and universities. To be eligible, students must complete a community service project in their hometown within one year after completing the Rogers Scholars program.

There is no tuition charge to attend Rogers Scholars and lodging and food are provided at no cost to participants.

For more information about the Rogers Scholars program, contact Allison Cross, Community Liaison and Youth Programs Coordinator at The Center, at or call 606-677-6019. Visit to learn more about the program.