|Title||Clark County Junior Miss 2009|
Kentucky Junior Miss 2009
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|America's Junior Miss 2009|
A Kentucky native, Rodgers is a 2009 graduate of George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester, Kentucky, a suburb of Lexington. During her senior year, she was named Clark County Junior Miss and in January 2009 won the Kentucky Junior Miss title.
As Kentucky's representative in the America's Junior Miss pageant at the Mobile Civic Center in June 2009, Rodgers sang "Taylor the Latte Boy", a song made famous by Kristin Chenoweth, during the talent competition and advocated for gun control during the interview segment. For being named America's Junior Miss 2009, earned a gold medallion and a $50,000 scholarship. She received an additional $1,000 scholarship as one five recipients of the Joseph "Bobo" Baker interview award.
Rodgers announced she would use the money to attend Northwestern University beginning in fall 2009. There she studied social policy, theater, and business. Rodgers graduated in 2013 and, as of June 2014[update], lives in Eugene, Oregon.
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