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2020 EKU Family of the Year Winners

2020 EKU Family of the Year Winners

All of our winners were presented with a gift basket, and recognized at the Family Week Football Game. Families are listed in alphabetical order, with submitted photos. 

The Avera Family: 2020 Family of the Year Winner

Leighton Avera is a first-year student studying Chemistry, and a part of the Marching Colonels. Leighton is from London, KY. Leighton's family includes by John, Kaitie, and Raylee Avera. The Avera Family was nominated by John Avera, who said, "We are all true Colonel fans. My wife and I are both graduates of EKU. We were both members of the band. Now our son is a Colonel and plays in the marching band.  We love going to EKU football games. We are eternal Colonels!!"



The Maynard Family: 2020 Family of the Year Winner

Jade Maynard is a senior studying Recreation & Park Administration. Jade is from LaGrange, KY, and wanted to regognize her parents and brother for supporting her journey at EKU. Jade said, "Family is about having each other’s back and giving unconditional love and support, my family is always cheering me on! " Jade is a first generation college student. 



The Stevens/Cook Family: 2020 Family of the Year Winner

Brittany Cook is a junior studying Criminal Justice and Forensic Science. Brittany is from Burkesville, KY, and was nominated by her mother, Misty Stevens, who is also a currenet student at EKU. Pictured are Brittany Cook, Misty Stevens, and Michael Stevens. Misty said, "We love EKU and all it stands for. We are proud of our relationship with EKU as students, parents of students, and shortly alumni." 


The Williams Family: 2020 Family of the Year Winner

Max Williams is a first-year Exploratory student, who also plays on the Baseball team. Max is from Lexington, KY, and was nominated by his mother, Sherry Williams. Pictured is Max and family at his signing event to join the Colonel's Baseball Program. Sherry said, "Family doesn’t always mean blood relatives.  Family can mean friends that have been with you for years.  Our family has developed very close friendships within our neighborhood and our community. That’s what it’s about. Relationships." 


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