The participants for the Youth LEAD class for 2018-19 have been selected. Leadership Paducah Alumni Association (LPAA) and Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce 34 area youth were selected to participate in Class #8. Class members take part in a six-month educational course that began this month with an orientation retreat and concludes with their graduation at the Paducah Chamber Power in Partnership breakfast in April 2019.
Youth LEAD is a program designed to develop and prepare students for future community support and leadership roles in Paducah-McCracken County. Youth LEAD targets high school juniors in Paducah Independent, McCracken County Public, and the private school systems. The students spend one day a month learning about human needs and service learning, communication and career development, business and economy, law and government, and health care in Paducah and McCracken County.
Members of the 2018-19 Class #8 are as follows:
Community Christian Academy – Rachel Harris
McCracken County High School – Carley Beatty, Cody Browning, Claire Buchanan, Katie Caruthers, Gillian Davis, Maggie Dowdy, Noah Ellis, Grant Eyer, Zachary Farmer, Weston Grogan, Hope Hodges, Addi James, Abigail Kuntz, Manda Lin, Walker McNeill, Grace Murt, Ashton Rudy, Sophia Shiben, Gabriella Smith, Max Thompson, Barrett Wagner
Paducah Tilghman High School – Quinn Atnip, Keiler Belt, Kathleen Criner, Andrew Katz, Kyrese Kelly, Samuel Lambert, Jackson Mundy, Bailee Patel, Katherine Peck, Allee Rudolph
St. Mary High School – Margaret Butts, Madeline Kerr
The selection process includes leadership potential/skills, school activities, community and diversity among schools, ethnicity and gender. Leadership Paducah Alumni Association, the alumni organization of Leadership Paducah, is a separate organization affiliated with the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce.