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April 12, 2014

Floyd Central Alumni Association announces 2014 Hall of Fame class

FLOYDS KNOBS — The Floyd Central Alumni Association announced its 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees.

The fifth class to enter the Hall of Fame includes four former students, recognized for achievements and contributions to their communities in the years since they graduated from Floyd Central.

The inductees include: Ann Riddle Riedling, class of 1970; William Esarey, class of 1975; Michael Nevitt, class of 1986; and Todd Sharp, class of 1987.

The annual Hall of Fame event will be held at 6 p.m. April 26 at Floyd Central High School. The program includes a silent auction, dinner and the presentation of awards to the inductees. The event is open to the public, and admission to the event is $35 per person.

Reservations can be made by visiting the FCHS Alumni website at http://www.floydcentralalumni.com/hof-banquet.html or by emailing halloffame@floydcentralalumni.com.

“This is our fifth hall of fame class and for the first several years, we elected quite a few coaches and teachers. As we grow, the association we will try to recognize more students and their accomplishment,” said Bryan Condra, president of the Floyd Central Alumni Association.

The following are short biographies of this year’s class:

WILLIAM EDWARD ESAREY

Esarey is an internationally recognized landscape architect with his firm, wee landscape architecture, in Lexington, Ky.

He graduated from Purdue University in 1981 and began his professional career in Houston. While there, Esarey worked on projects throughout Texas as well as New York, Kansas City and Los Angeles. A move to St. Louis truly sparked his career.

There, he helped design the defense department’s masterplan for the Space Shuttle launch complex, along with projects in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. During his time in Missouri, Esarey won his first of many American Society of Landscape Architects awards for his design of the Union Electric corporate headquarters located in downtown St. Louis.

He then moved to Lexington in 1988. There, Esarey developed the landscape architecture and civil engineering department for the largest architecture firm in Kentucky. He has designed some of the state’s highest profile horse farms.

His clients include Kentucky Derby winners and kings of foreign countries. Additionally, Esarey has designed more than 50 projects in China.

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