These University of Kentucky athletes named “Mr. and Miss Wildcat” at the UK ESPY Awards:
Josh Paschal and Landon Young–football
Madison Lilley and Avery Skinner–volleyball
Akvile Parazinskaite–women’s tennis
Abby Steiner–women’s track and field
David Franklin of Versailles, named to the Kentucky Boxing & Wrestling Commission.
Marc Cormier, director of the University of Kentucky’s Sport and Exercise Psychology graduate program, given the 2021 Early Career Practitioner Award by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.
Centre College student Amanda Chea of Lexington, given a Fulbright scholarship to work as an English Teaching Assistant in Cambodia.
Kayla Kowalik of UK, named First Team Catcher on the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association All-Southeast Region Team.
Transylvania University senior Sydney LaRue, winner of the Cralle Foundation/Joan Cralle Day fellowship to attend the University of Kentucky College of Law.
Colton Simmons of Lafayette High School, for taking Best in Show 3D at the Kentucky Art Education Association’s 2021 ass-state art competition. Victoria Lamarch of Leestown Middle took first place in Digital.
These Principals, among those chosen by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Foundation to take part in the Truist Leadership Institute:
Jennifer Jacobs, Rise STEM Academy for Girls, Fayette County
Stephanie Harmon, Paris Middle School, Bourbon County
Travis Marcum, Conkwright Elementary School, Clark County
Kentucky Pitcher Alex Degen, Jr., named to the 2021 SEC Baseball Community Service Team.
Shawn Lavin and Madeline O’Daniel from Woodford County High School, and Madison Underwood from Henry Clay High School, each awarded Ripple Effect Scholarships from Kentucky American Water.
Asia Seidt of UK’s Swimming and Diving team, named one of two recipients of the Walter Byers Graduate Scholarship.
Eileen Welch who has retired from Fayette County Public Schools, named 2021 Kentucky School Resource Officer of the Year by the Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers.
University of Kentucky junior Lauren Hudson, named UK Intern of the Year.
Kayden Jenson of the University of Kentucky, awarded a 2021 Boren Fellowship to study Turkish.
Auburn Mattingly and Ngoc Phan, winners of the Otis A. Singletary Outstanding Senior Award.