by Emily Smith
The Paducah Sun
April 22, 2019
Used with permission.
For as long as she can remember, Kate Rogers has wanted to save lives.
"I was the girl who pulled floating, sprawling June bugs out of puddles," said Rogers, a Paducah Tilghman senior. "During my middle school years, I stood on the sidelines with the high school's football team, assisting the trainer when players cramped up or needed ankles bandaged."
In summer 2017, Rogers' passion culminated at Medical Camp at Baptist Health in Corbin. Observing medical procedures, shadowing professionals, and receiving hands-on training in many of the intricacies of medical treatment, Rogers said, solidified her career path.
Her partnership with the Baptist Health Medical Explorers Club has allowed Rogers to experience many facets of medicine, such as studying the human heart, meeting with an obstetrician and watching a birth simulation, and learning about X-ray procedures.
"Throughout my high school career, I have been given numerous opportunities to prepare for my future in the medical field," Rogers said. "But I have gone above and beyond, ensuring that I was ready for the challenges ahead.
"Attending Medical Camp at Baptist Health, taking rigorous STEM and humanities classes, and being involved has allowed me to put my best foot forward after high school."
Rogers, the daughter of Mike and Rebecca Rogers, is the Paducah Bank Teen of the Week.