Paducah Tilghman seniors Ryan Chua and Bailee Patel have been named PTHS Rotary Scholars of the month for January 2020. The Paducah Rotary Club selects scholars from area seniors who demonstrate strong leadership, academic excellence, and service to community.
Ryan is a member of the PTHS Academic team, PTHS Bowling team, National Honor Society, and Beta Club. He is an alumnus of the Governor's Scholars Program. Ryan is an Eagle Scout and volunteers with Knights of Columbus. Ryan plans to attend either the University of Michigan or Rice University and study Computer Science. His parents are Rona and Winston Chua.
Bailee is a member of the PTHS Swim Team and Paducah Swim Team. She is a member of the Tilghman Bell staff, yearbook staff, Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society, and Interact. She is an alumnus of Paducah Chamber of Commerce Youth LEAD. She serves as a volunteer at Martha's Vineyard and Paducah Swim Team. After graduation Bailee plans to attend Rollins College, where she will be on the swim team and pursue a pre-med course of study. Her parents are Melanie and Shiraz Patel.