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.
Healthy competition inspires local teen
Shelby Schaefer is on top of her game. She's been the president of her class since her freshman year. She runs track, cross country and plays volleyball. And she still has a 4.0 grade point average...
Student prizes work throughout school
While her peers may have been tanning, boating and relaxing on one of the area lakes this past summer, Alexandra Gream was remodeling a rental house. It may not be a common dream for a high school ...
Teen sets standard for sibling
Education is key. Community Christian Academy senior JoAnna Browning has embraced that mantra throughout her academic career. Browning said she sometimes has to encourage her younger brother, now i...
Student strives for perfection
For Paducah Tilghman High School senior Weston Loyd, stress isn't all that bad. "It keeps me busy, but I like to be involved," Loyd said. "I thrive off of having a lot to do, stress. I don't know w...
Local teen set for the future
Hard work early in her middle school and high school career has given Maci Fletcher a bit of room to breathe this year. With all her forethought, Fletcher has a lot less to cross off the "to do" li...