Paducah Tilghman’s Sarah Katz and Anna Grace McGee Named KY Commonwealth Ambassadors by Sec. Grimes
During a recent visit to Paducah, Secretary of State Grimes encouraged community members to become more engaged and active citizens. She said that she hopes Kentuckians will “find their passion and certainly realize that not only helping themselves, but helping other people is how we’re going to grow a better economy, a better state.” Citing the 2016 Kentucky Civil Health Index, Grimes remarked that Kentucky has leapt from 43rd in the nation to 24th in terms of civic engagement. Recognizing youth involvement such as that of Katz and McGee, Grimes reiterated that “doing a little good for someone else” will make an engaged person’s life “a little better as well.”
Superintendent Donald Shively said of Katz and McGee, “The Paducah Public Schools are happy to see students following interests and passions and using those to make a positive impact in the community. Tilghman has been fortunate to partner with Dr. Bernice Belt and the Paducah Human Rights Commission for several years, and our interns have taken significant steps in growing the Student Intern Initiative outreach mission. Sarah and Anna Grace are ideal examples of Kentucky’s young, engaged citizens. “
Katz is the daughter of Mary and Brian Katz. McGee is the daughter of Laura and Raymond McGee.