Youth LEAD

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, private and home‐school systems. The students spend one day a month for six months learning about human needs and service learning, communication and career development, business and economy, law and government, and healthcare in McCracken County.

Participants for 2018-2019 Class #8 are:

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



Youth LEAD Class #7 for 2017-18 were recognized for completing the program during the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce’s Power in Partnership breakfast on April 12, 2-18. There were 25 participants this year representing Paducah Tilghman, McCracken County, St. Mary and Community Christian High Schools.

Members of the 2017-18 Class #7 are: 

  • Community Christian Academy – Madeline Muir 
  • McCracken County High School – Makayla Brindley, Madison Caylor, Dillion Dome, Hayden Faughn, Ryan Gillituk, Blake Hicks, Emma James, Prince Joshi, Haleigh McGregor, Bailey Newman, Jasmine Perry, Luke Resser, Madison Smith, Chaney Troutman, Reem Turkmani, Samuel Vasseur
  • Paducah Tilghman High School – Chloe Bilak, Lance Butler, Keyshun Curry, Grace Denton, Grace Raber, Addison Rogers, Katelyn Rogers, Brooklyn Ross 
  • St. Mary High School – Reid Courtney, Abbigayle Vannatter


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