Klosterboer graduates from Centre
Brian Klosterboer, son of Larry and Janet Fawbush Klosterboer of Round Rock, Texas, and grandson of Howard and Martha Fawbush of Nicholasville, received a bachelor’s degree in history from Centre College in Danville on Sunday, May 20. He graduated with highest honors, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honor society and received two other awards. He had the privilege of giving the responding speech on behalf of the graduating class during the commencement ceremony.
Klosterboer also received a Fulbright Fellowship to do research at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, for nine months. After that, he will enter Harvard Law School in Boston to prepare for a career in public service. While at Centre, he was student-government president, news editor of the college paper and principal violist in the orchestra.
Klosterboer honored his parents at the traditional Honor Walk on May 19. Other family members who attended graduation activities were his paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Alvera Klosterboer of Brooten, Minn.; brother and sister-in-law Kevin and Sarah Klosterboer of Smyrna, Ga.; sister Brittany; Jeff and Margaret Fawbush of Springfield, Tenn.; and John and Carol Howard of Jessamine County. An extended-family dinner party was held at Shaker Village on Sunday evening.
East Middle begins summer reading
Students at East Jessamine Middle School have begun their assignment of reading two books over the summer, one from an approved award list, and take accelerated-reader tests. Students also complete a project on one of the books that will be part of a mid-term grade in September.
The East Middle library is open every Wednesday (with the exception of the 4th of July) from 9 a.m. to noon and 5-7 p.m. for the school’s students and families. The school will also host a family movie night June 21 from 6-8 p.m. that will include popcorn, drinks and a screening of a Narnia film.
Parents with questions about the summer program at East Middle can e-mail James Botts at email@example.com or Dorie Raybuck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walker named outstanding junior at WKU
This May, West Jessamine High School graduate Jeff Walker was awarded the honor of outstanding junior in international affairs by the political-science department of Western Kentucky University. Walker graduated from West High in 2010.
While Walker was away from WKU this past spring semester studying abroad with the Semester at Sea program, his parents, Ellis and Patti Walker of Wilmore, accepted the award on his behalf.
Jeff returns to WKU in the fall after serving this summer as a resident aid for the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program. Walker is pursuing a double major in international affairs and nutrition as a WKU Honors College student, is a member of the WKU cross-country and track teams, and is active in the campus Wesley Foundation.
Local residents receive Transylvania awards
Three Jessamine County residents and Transylvania University students were recently honored during the university's annual awards program.
Lexington Catholic High School graduate and Transylvania senior Lee Richardson received the Student Alumni Association Scholarship, Delta Sigma Phi Crimson Cup, Whitehouse Premedical Award and was inducted into the Holleian Society.
Since 1995, the Student Alumni Association has annually recognized a graduating senior on the basis of campus leadership, character, community involvement, academic performance and their perspective on the role of alumni.