Youth LEAD 2019-20 Class #9 Completes Program

Published Thursday, April 9, 2020 2:00 pm

The Youth LEAD Class #9 for 2019-20 recently completed their six month program. A graduation ceremony for the class was originally scheduled to be held at the April Power in Partnership Breakfast of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce. “We were fortunate to have been able to complete the program since their last session was held in March,” said Sandra Wilson, Paducah Chamber President. “We are tentatively planning to hold their graduation ceremony at a breakfast in September.”   

Youth LEAD is a program designed for high school juniors to develop and prepare students for future community support and leadership roles in Paducah-McCracken County. Class members take part in a six-month educational course that began in October with an orientation retreat and concludes with their last session.  

Members of the 2019-20 Class #9 are as follows: 

Community Christian Academy – Ashley Thurston  

McCracken County High School – Jackson Allen, Maggie Aydt, Natalie Barnhill, Bailey Bowland, Brooke Bowling, Zoey Brinker, Sydney Carter, Gracie Conway, Olivia Dodge, Abbie Farmer, Reagan Farmer, Morgan Guess, Dylan Houser, Ashby Murt, Emma Kate Schaaf, Charli Siener, Maggie Smith, Maddie Thomas, Molly Thomas, Josh Tucker, Davis Vessels, Laura Walker, Nate Whitis, Mason Wooten                    

Paducah Tilghman High School – Raven Butler, Emma Gilbert, Sam Kirchhoff, Jasmine Meadows, Libby Shadoan, Madeline Strenge, JT Taylor, Leah Tyrrell, Zach Ybarzabal  

St. Mary High School – Lilly Brown, Hailey Froehlich  

The Leadership Paducah Alumni Association (LPAA) coordinates the program. LPAA is affiliated with the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce and is the alumni organization for Leadership Paducah. 

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