PTHS senior Peyton Patel signed a swimming scholarship with Centre College in a signing ceremony at Dinning Gymnasium on April 19, 2018.
Patel has been a member of the PTHS swim team for four years. She also swims for the Paducah Swim Team. This year at the Region One Swim Tournament, Patel was region champion in the 50 yard freestyle and 100 yard freestyle, and was a part of the regional champion 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay teams. For her performance, Patel was named the Female Swimmer of the Year at the Region One tournament.
"One of the best things about coaching Peyton is that she is a learner", said Paducah Swim Team head coach Kevin Blum. "She's a student in the pool. That makes it really easy to coach because she takes every day as an opportunity to get better."
"As the only senior, Peyton has been positive person and a leader for her team mates on the PTHS swim team," said PTHS swim team head coach Mark Curtis.
Peyton is a member of the PTHS swim team, Interact Club, and choir. She is on the staff of the Tilghman Bell. She is a graduate of the Paducah Chamber of Commerce Youth LEAD program. She serves as a volunteer at the Community Kitchen. Her parents are Shiraz and Melanie Patel.