Superintendent Danny Adkins recently announced Reece Hamilton and Chloe Reynolds of Adams Middle School, Alex Begley and Hailey N. Little of Duff-Allen Central Elementary, Jada Johnson and Jayla Little of South Floyd Elementary were selected as 2019 Rogers Explorers. 

Hamilton is the son of Danny and Susan Hamilton of Prestonsburg. 

Reynolds is the daughter of C.V. and Kimberly Reynolds of Prestonsburg. 

Begley is the son of Larry Begley of Eastern and Rhonda Begley of Lackey. 

Hailey N. Little is the daughter of Shawn and Lisa Little of Wayland. 

Johnson is the daughter of Brian and Jessica Johnson of Melvin. 

Jayla Little is the daughter of John Little of Sarasota, Florida and Stacy Hall of Harold.

“Congratulations Reece and Chloe from Adams, Alex and Hailey from Duff-Allen Central and Jada and Jayla from South Floyd on being selected Rogers Explorers. We’re very proud of these students,” Adkins said in a statement. “They will have the opportunity to work on math, science and technology skills in addition to developing their leadership skills all while being on a college campus.”  

Students can apply to be a Rogers Explorer during the eighth grade year if they live in the service area of The Center for Rural Development. The program is a three-day experience at one of six Kentucky colleges/universities where students are engaged in educational and fun activities. 

According to Adkins, the committee typically selects the top two students from each county in the Center for Rural Development service area to be Rogers Explorers followed by the next highest 120 scoring applicants are chosen. 

“Having six students representing Floyd County Schools shows how competitive our students are with others in the forty-five county area,” he said. 

“Our Floyd County team is very proud of these students. We hope they return and share what they’ve learned with other students and adults as well.”  

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