Headmaster recognized by Rotary

Published 3:16 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Paul Zanowski, headmaster of Kenston Forest School, was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow during the Blackstone Rotary meeting Aug. 7.

“Mr. Chuck Arnason, past District Governor for Rotary International and current member of the Blackstone Rotary, Ms. Victoria Buckley, Blackstone Rotary President, and Mrs. Frannie Harris Schwabenton, current member and Chairman of Rotary Youth Services, presented Mr. Zanowski with a pin and certificate at Kenston Forest School,” officials said in a press release.

“This honor fulfills the commitment of the Blackstone club having all members recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.”

The Blackstone Rotary Club also sponsors the KFS Interact Club, led by Schwabenton, the school’s director of admissions. “The Interact Club helps young people connect with community leaders, develop leadership skills, make international connections and promotes community service.”

According to the press release, the meeting was held in the new Kenston Forest School STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) lab. “Mr. Zanowski, Mrs. Schwabenton, Dr. Ruth Ann Horn and Mr. Jason Buchanan talked about the new lab and the impact it will have on educating students. Rotarians were given the opportunity to experience the STEAM lab, such as dissecting a human heart in virtual reality.”

Zanowski addressed KFS parents about the STEAM Lab plans this past spring,

“As educators, our teachers and our administrative team are always looking for ways to strengthen and build upon the foundations of excellence that are the reasons why generations of parents value our school,” Zanowski said. “And we look to the future. We look to a future where STEAM—Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design, Mathematics — is both prized and essential. We believe STEAM is a natural extension of the school’s hallmark foundations of excellence and it takes hands-on, project-based, problem-based learning to the next level. In short, STEAM-fluent people are leaders. They live and work in ways that cause others to learn more, do more, dream more and become more,” he said.

“In doing this, they become more. They are happy adapters. They are skilled at lifelong learning and self-education, and they enjoy it. They do not turn to others for help grudgingly, as a last resort. …”