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Kimbark, Brown Honored by Rotary as Students of Month

Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Katherine Kimbark and Sean Brown were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for January. Kimbark and Brown were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities.

Kimbark is the daughter of Craig and Kristine Kimbark of Mount Joy. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Kimbark is involved in numerous school programs including Key Club, Mind and Body Club (co-founder and co-president), Mini-Thon, and Peer Tutoring. She is captain of the girls’ volleyball team and a member of the track and field team.

Kimbark is active in the community where she does volunteer work for the Susquehanna Stage Company and the local Toys For Tots initiative.

Kimbark plans to attend college and obtain a degree on Biochemistry in order to pursue a career in pharmaceutical research.

Brown is the son of Franklin and Caroline Brown of Elizabethtown. Brown earned the distinction of National Merit Scholarship semifinalist and is vying to be a finalist later this spring. He is member of the prestigious National Honor Society and has been named an AP Scholar.

Brown is an accomplished musician. He has been named to the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District and Regional Orchestras, as well as the Lancaster-Lebanon Music Educators Association Orchestra. He is a member of the Hershey Symphony Orchestra. He placed first in both the Hershey Symphony and Allegro Orchestra of Lancaster Young Artists Competitions.

In the community, Brown is active with the Libertarian Party of Lancaster County serving as their secretary and editor-in-chief of their newsletter.

Brown plans to attend college and obtain a degree in economics with a minor in music.

Rotary is a service organization that helps build goodwill and peace in the local community and throughout the world. The main objective of Rotary is service in the community. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. The Elizabethtown Rotary Club has supported the Elizabethtown youth for many years and in many ways. Some of the Rotary programs have been; Rotary Student of the Month, Pfautz Scholarship, Student Loans, Text-A-Tip notification program, Byrnes Health Center Field Trips, America’s Promise, Junior Achievement and others. Anyone who wants information on the Rotary Club of Elizabethtown may visit the club’s website at

Correction: An earlier version of this article reported erroneously that Brown is president of the high school’s science club, that he has represented the school at math and computer programming competitions, and that he serves as a chemistry and calculus tutor.

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