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Rogers Scholars Ambassadors purchase Christmas gifts for children in need

Lonnie Lawson, far left, president and CEO of The Center for Rural Development, and Emily Phillips, far right, youth programs coordinator and community liaison for The Center, join Rogers Scholars Ambassadors, front row, seated from left, Kathryn Crawford, Science Hill; Meredith Thompson, Tompkinsville; Sarah Crawford, Science Hill; and back row, front left, Faith Call, Somerset; Jon Preneta, Nicholasville; Wayne Logan, Corbin; Dillon Staples, Monticello, Tera Addis, McDowell; and 2011 Rogers Scholars summer Resident Assistant (RA) Madison Wesley of Somerset, a junior at the University of the Cumberlands, in front of The Center’s Christmas tree after a holiday shopping trip to buy Christmas gifts for children in need. As part of their community service project, Rogers Scholars Ambassadors— all graduates of The Center’s Rogers Scholars summer youth leadership program—purchased gifts for children whose names were on Somerset Wal-Mart’s Angel Tree.


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