The Paducah Sun’s Teen of the Week program features a different local student each week selected from nominees submitted by high school guidance counselors throughout western Kentucky and southern Illinois. The Teen of the Year is chosen from the weekly winners.
The Teen of the Week sponsor for the 2012 - 2013 school year is Mid-Continent University. Each Monday, the Sun features a different Mid-Continent University Teen of the Week selected from nominees that high school guidance counselors throughout western Kentucky and southern Illinois submit to the Sun. Mid-Continent University will provide each Teen of the Week with a $2,500 annual scholarship to its university, which is renewable for four years. In the spring, a Teen of the Year will be chosen from the weekly winners and will receive a full four-year scholarship to Mid-Continent University, or a cash award of $2,500 paid through The Paducah Sun if the student selects another college to attend.
Teen embraces dance as her guide
Sarah Emmons describes herself as the shy student who generally doesn't speak up unless she has something important to say. An audience member at one of Emmons' numerous dance performances likely w...
Student starts bucket list early
McKell Davis didn't grow up on a farm, and she didn't take her first steps on stage. She played sports with her older brothers and enjoyed spending time at home with her grandmother. Davis is a bea...
Teen follows plan from early age
Shelby Clark has had a clear life goal for quite a while. "When I was little, people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up," she said. "Saying, 'I want to be an obstetrician,' doesn't rea...
Teen juggles athletics and academics
Every senior class has that student who is at every school event. No matter the sport, no matter the season, Trey Whitnell is that student. Whether he's playing or leading cheers in the stands, the...