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LWC student serves as intern for Forward in the Fifth

Somerset sophomore at LWC did summer internship as 'Summer of Service' for Bonner Scholar program
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By Sharon Dodson
News from the Center of Rural Development

Krystal Goode, a sophomore at Lindsey Wilson College, spent the summer interning with Forward in the Fifth at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, KY.

An elementary education major with the goal of teaching in a kindergarten classroom, Goode spent nearly three months with the non-profit education organization working on several initiatives designed to improve teaching and learning.

"Krystal has benefited our schools and communities by helping plan and design initiatives that will be rolling out across the region in the near future," said Jim Tackett, executive director of Forward in the Fifth. "As a LWC Bonner Scholar, Goode completed her 'Summer of Service' by working in several different capacities and locations throughout the service area."

According to Tackett, some of the projects Goode has engaged in during the internship include the work being done in partnership with the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative and its Appalachian Renaissance Initiative, and the 2015 College and Career Readiness Summit scheduled for Sept. 11 at The Center.

"The Pulaski County native has gained a deeper understanding of who, why, and how multiple stakeholders come together to create a more vibrant and sustainable layer to educational and economic development," Tackett said.

"When I started this internship, I didn't really know what to expect," Goode said. "Throughout this summer, I've experienced so many things that will help me in the future. Working with Forward in the Fifth and at The Center has helped me decide the career path I want to take. I'm thankful to have had this amazing opportunity."

Forward in the Fifth, a non-profit organization and an affiliate of The Center for Rural Development, was formed in 1986 by U.S. Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers, (KY-05), and other leaders, to reverse low educational attainment levels in the Fifth Congressional District. The organization strives to engage community stakeholders to advance the value of education; serves as advocates to advance all education systems to improve educational attainment; and supports schools and stakeholders to secure needed resources to improve the quality of education within their local communities.

This story was posted on 2015-08-03 07:44:28
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Krystal Goode, summer intern for Forward in the Fifth

2015-08-03 - The Center for Rural Development 2292 South Hwy. 27, Somerset, KY 42501 - Photo by Sharon Dodson.
Krystal Goode, a sophomore from Somerset, KY, at Lindsey Wilson College, was a summer intern for Forward in the Fifth, a nonprofit organization and an affiliate of The Center for Rural Development.

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