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Franklin Academy senior wins national accolade

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Megan Rogers, a graduating senior from Franklin Academy, was recently named the third-place winner in the 2019-2020 Veterans of Foreign Wars “Scout of the Year” competition.

Rogers was nominated by Wake Forest Memorial Post 8466, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was recently selected as North Carolina Scout of the Year. She left for Washington, D.C. to compete for national awards during the final days of June. Along with the distinction of achieving the high national award she received a scholarship check for $1,000.

Rogers lives in Wake Forest with her parents David and Carolyn Rogers. Competition in the VFW Scout of the Year program considers a student’s academic record, if they are an active member of a Scout troop, have exemplary citizenship in school, Scouting and community; and be recommended by Scout leader, community member and teacher/faculty member.

Rogers has an impressive record as a Scout member. She serves as Ambassador Girl Scout for Troop 1658, completing over 250 volunteer hours in Scouting events. Her achievements include the Gold Award, Senior & Cadets Girl Scout leader and group leader. She is the valedictorian of her graduating class, having achieved the FAHS Mathematics Award, the Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter scholarship and a National Merit Scholarship finalist.