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Tilghman teen focused on neuroscience career
Tilghman teen focused on neuroscience career
by Kelly Farrell
The Paducah Sun
October 14, 2019
Used with permission.
 
Kate Criner doesn't know exactly what the future holds career-wise, but she sees herself helping people, whatever path she takes.
 
"I don't know what city I'll be in, maybe Paducah, maybe somewhere halfway across the world, but I want to be plugged in and helping people in whatever community I may be in," she said.

The 18-year-old Paducah Tilghman High School senior wanted to be a ballerina-actor-psychologist at age 7 and stayed with psychology until switching gears to neuroscience, due to a love for chemistry and biology. 
 
The brain fascinates her.

"I think that going into neuroscience, you can see just how a small difference in how your brain reacts versus someone else's can drastically change the outcomes of your life," she said. "And it's what makes us all different, but also all the same."

Mental health is another topic of importance to Criner, who wrote a Kentucky Youth Empowerment Systems grant last year to create a youth mental health initiative -- Loqui, or Latin for "to speak." It seeks to offer an environment to "share struggles" and build a support network, Criner said.

"It's basically mental health for teenagers, led by teenagers," she said. "We are aiming to remove the power dynamic that's found in traditional therapy that really makes teens not want to go. So, this way, it's just starting a conversation. It's less scary. … It's just been a wonderful way to get people talking and breaking the barriers and just taking on the stigma of mental health."

Criner, daughter of Janie and Andy Criner of Paducah, is the Paducah Bank Teen of the Week. 
 
 
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Kentucky's Preschool Development Planning Survey - Family Survey
Kentucky's Preschool Development Planning Survey - Family Survey
 Kentucky's Governor's Office of Early Childhood is conducting a survey to gather input on how best to plan improvements to its early childhood system of services.  We greatly appreciate your feedback--there are no right or wrong answers and this survey collects information anonymously. 
 

Your participation in completing this survey is voluntary and your responses will be anonymous—we are not asking for your name. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.  If you have questions or concerns about this survey, please contact Dr. Sarah Heinemeier of Compass Evaluation and Research at sarahhei@compasseval.com or 877-652-0189.
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Kentucky Safe Schools Week is October 20-26
Kentucky Safe Schools Week is October 20-26
Kentucky Safe Schools Week is set for October 20–26, 2019. This year's theme is “Our Safety Story!”  Paducah Public Schools and the Kentucky Center for School Safety stands on the belief that everybody should enjoy school equally and be treated with respect. Community members, educators, students and parents are encouraged to get involved during Kentucky Safe Schools Week. 

Every school has its own cast of characters weaving the fabric of its own Safety Story. Our schools are composed of students and staff who are a host of likely characters with a variety of interests and talents. We ask that you join us across Kentucky, each and every school, as we embrace unity, kindness and empathy to enhance “Our Safety Story”.

By taking the pledge we are embracing unity, kindness and empathy to enhance “Our Safety Story” and creating a feeling of community and friendship throughout Kentucky’s schools.
To keep Kentucky schools safe places in which to learn and work, I pledge to be:
Strong enough to show empathy for others who need help at school.
Awesome, as I strive to use tolerance to create unity at school.
Friendly, showing kindness to others of all ages.
Encouraging, promoting a feeling of community and friendship throughout my school.
Let us know that you took the pledge at www.kysafeschools.org/sswpledge 
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Tilghman Students Chosen for Chamber Youth L.E.A.D. Program
Tilghman Students Chosen for Chamber Youth L.E.A.D. Program
Congratulations to Juniors Raven Butler, Emma Gilbert, Sam Kirchhoff, Jasmine Meadows, Libby Shadoan, Madeline Strenge, Jake Taylor, Leah Tyrrell and Zach Ybarzabal who were chosen to represent Paducah Tilghman for the 2019-20 Youth L.E.A.D. program. This program is sponsored by the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce and includes juniors from area high schools.

Youth L.E.A.D. is aimed towards educating and preparing students for leadership roles in the Paducah/McCracken County community. The students will meet once a month to participate in various activities involving human needs and services, communication and career development, business and economy, law and government, and healthcare. These meetings are led by members of the Leadership Paducah Foundation.
(photo credit: Beth Wyant) 
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Paducah Middle Innovation Class Installs Planters at Paducah Head Start
Paducah Middle Innovation Class Installs Planters at Paducah Head Start
Paducah Middle School Innovation Class visited to set up the three planters they built for Paducah Head Start on October 3. After putting the planters in place on the Paducah Head Start playground, they worked alongside preschoolers to plant winter seed and spring bulbs.

"I love this project," said Head Start Preschool director Kristi Lewis. "I'm thrilled about the partnership between the Paducah Middle Innovation Class and our students. I know these planters will bring a lot of joy to our students for many years to come."
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