Worthington News

'Voice of Kilbourne' lends talent to 2013 Ohio State Fair

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"The Voice of Kilbourne" has not been quiet this summer.

Jaden Parise just completed a 12-day stint as the announcer for the Ohio State Fair.

Each day of the fair, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Parise could be heard throughout the fairgrounds, directing fairgoers to the newest attractions, reading public-service announcements, and generally letting everyone know what they need to know.

The Worthington Kilbourne High School senior reads the daily announcements at the high school during the school year and has become known as "The Voice of Kilbourne."

Parise also is the director of the WKHS-TV news program, which is broadcast weekly at the school and on Time Warner Cable.

He also plays volleyball and is active in theater at the school. Oh, and he is an Eagle Scout.

Announcing came naturally to Parise.

His father, Joe Parise, is a former weatherman for channels 4 and 6 in Columbus, and his grandmother was the announcer for her church's festival each year in Niles, Ohio.

He hopes to make a career as an announcer, he said, and was glad his father told him about the opportunity at the fair.

"It has been a great experience," he said.

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