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Johnson Central High School student Meghan Ratliff, a Rogers Scholar, recently donated items to Paintsville Pediatrics and the Johnson Central Family Resource and Youth Service Center to help with those struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two students of Johnson Central High School have recently been recognized for their efforts in helping those most affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

The Center for Rural Development released a statement commending the efforts of one Paintsville native to ease the lives of those less fortunate during “uncertain times.”

Meghan Ratliff, a student of Johnson Central High School and 2019 Rogers Scholar, recently donated items to Paintsville Pediatrics and the Johnson Central Family Resource Youth Service Center to help some of those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the statement, “ She donated three different types of bags: 12 blessing bags with food and other necessities; 12 hygiene bags with shampoo, soap, etc.; and 12 boredom bags for small kids. Some bags went to help healthcare workers at Paintsville Pediatrics and others went to the FRYSC, which were taken on the school meal delivery routes for the kids that needed them the most.”     

Regarding her efforts, Ratliff stated, “During this uncertain time, many people are losing their jobs and unemployment is delayed. For many low-income families, this is crushing. I’m glad to be able to help out.”

According to the statement, each graduate of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program is required to complete a community service project.

The Johnson County Schools District has also recently recognized the efforts of Savanna Holbrook. According to a statement on social media made by the school district, Holbrook filled over 100 hygiene bags and donated them to the Johnson County FRYSC. “We are thankful for Savanna’s leadership and dedication to this project,” the statement said.

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