STANFORD — Three Lincoln County students have been invited to build their math, science and technology skills this summer as participants in The Center for Rural Development’s 2012 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program.
Lincoln County Middle School students Craigory Coppola, Sammy Griffin and Jonathon Kirk were selected from 187 applicants from across Southern and Eastern Kentucky to strengthen their academic skills and begin working toward future careers in some of the country’s most demanding career fields.
Craigory is the son of Vincent and Becky Coppola of Stanford. Sammy is the son of Joy and Bill Griffin of Stanford. Jonathon is the son of John and Lisa Kirk of Brodhead.
“Rogers Explorers was formed in 2006 as a means to reach more young people within the center’s 42-county primary service area, and to focus on leading students into in-demand careers in our region,” said Lonnie Lawson, president and CEO of the center. “The center has partnered with four Kentucky colleges and universities to host our explorer camps on their campuses to give these students hands-on experience in a college environment. By doing so, we help them see the value of higher education and prepare them for success.”