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.
Student one degree ahead of peers
On the way to becoming a neurologist, Kelsey Collins has already knocked out a few years of school.
The Lone Oak High School senior will graduate with her associates degree from her work at the Co...
Theatrical perspective inspires teen
Maria Miller's most recent performance as Charlotte in Market House Theatre's rendition of "Charlotte's Web," was the point at which her theatrical career came full circle.
The play was her second...
Teen's family aids her success
Although Shannon Newberry has excelled in sports, academics, clubs and fine arts, it's her sister who she describes as the over-achiever.
Newberry, a senior at Heath High School, said her sister c...
Teen shatters cultural myths, aims high
There are two things most people recognize first about about Safiah Hassan. Her brightly colored hijab and matching scarf are quickly out-shined by her sparkling ambition.
Hassan, a senior at Call...
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 ...
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 be...