Trevon has been a part of the FSH family since his mom first walked in our doors over a decade ago. While he lived on campus he was often found in our building asking staff how he could help, attending every workshop and looking out for his younger neighbors. Trevon and his family moved out years ago but he has never been a stranger around our campuses. He has volunteered, mentored current FSH kids and been a constant bright light for our staff. 

A few weeks ago he arrived at Louisville Scholar House to volunteer in assembling and distributing casseroles for our moms in honor of Mother’s Day. On this particular day, Trevon was in for a surprise when First Lady Britainy Beshear presented him with a certificate declaring him as an official Kentucky Colonel! For those unfamiliar with this honor, the commission of Kentucky Colonel is the highest title of honor bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky. It recognizes outstanding service by an individual to our community, state, and nation. 

We can attest to Trevon’s ability to serve, and the joy he brings to every room he walks in.  Trevon goes above and beyond to show his appreciation for his time at FSH by volunteering every summer in the Summer Works program. This year will be the fourth summer he spends with us! 

When we asked Trevon how he felt when he became a Kentucky Colonel he said “I was so surprised when the First Lady Britainy Beshear recognized me as a Kentucky Colonel. Knowing someone notices my hard work and heart for serving others truly means so much to me. I deeply appreciateall of the opportunities Family Scholar House has given me, but this one was very special.” 

We are so grateful for all that Trevon has done to contribute to our organization and know he will contribute so much more to our community throughout his life. According to “Kentucky Colonels are unwavering in devotion to faith, family, commonwealth, and country. Passionate about being compassionate. Proud leaders who are gentle but strong in will and commitment.” Any member of Family Scholar House that comes in contact with Trevon knows all of this to be true about him, and we look very forward to all of the things Trevon will accomplish. He will graduate in a few short weeks and start his new chapter pursuing his college degree! We couldn’t be more proud. Congratulations, Trevon on becoming a Kentucky Colonel for life!