4 local students part of Centre College Greek Pledge Class
Four Jessamine County students were part of the 2008-2009 Centre College Greek pledge class.
Devon Cobb pledged Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Cobb of Nicholasville, and a graduate of Sayre School.
Rachel Gunn pledged Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gunn of Wilmore, and a graduate of West Jessamine High School.
Laura Walton pledged Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She is the daughter of Kevin and Joanne Kruer of Nicholasville, and a graduate of Lexington Catholic High School.
Jacqueline Winter pledged Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She is the daughter of Stephen and Patricia Winter of Nicholasville, and a graduate of East Jessamine High School.
The tradition of service through Greek organizations is meant to cultivate a lifelong commitment to serving others that extends beyond the students' experiences .
Local eighth-graders eligible for Rogers Explorers program
Eighth-grade students in Jessamine County are eligible to participate in the expanded Rogers Explorers program held at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset. This year, The Center is giving even more Southern and Eastern Kentucky eighth-graders - including those in Jessamine County - the chance to develop critical leadership skills, get hands-on experience in science and math, and prepare to become the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.
Students have until April 4 to apply for the Rogers Explorers program, which is expanding into 32 additional counties and adding a second June session on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia. These changes will double the number of participants and give more students than ever before the opportunity to become a Rogers Explorer.
"We are excited to expand our Rogers Explorers outreach to a new region and be on the Lindsey Wilson campus in addition to the University of the Cumberlands campus," Jessica Melton, associate director of education and training for The Center, said. "This is the first time we have been able to offer the program to students in our entire 42-county primary service area."
Rogers Explorers is open to eighth-grade students with an interest in developing skills in leadership, technology, math, science, entrepreneurship, and community service. Explorers will spend three-days and two nights on a college campus participating in hands-on activities and working with professional college instructors.
The program is coordinated and supervised by The Center, a non-profit economic development organization based in Somerset, in partnership with the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg and its newest site at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia.
For more information about the program, contact Jessica Melton at 606-677-6000 or via e-mail at email@example.com. Applications may be downloaded from The Center's website at www.centertech.com by clicking on the link to Rogers Explorers.
The Rogers Explorers session at the University of the Cumberlands is scheduled for June 7-9, followed by the second session June 10-12 at Lindsey Wilson College. A total of 60 students will be selected to attend the summer sessions.
Students may specify their preferred site when applying.
"All activities are both educational and fun," Melton said. "Explorers are able to experience what it is like to be on a college campus, fine-tune leadership skills, and develop a network of friends and resources throughout our region."
All lodging, meals, and program expenses are provided free of charge.
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