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Three Tilghman Seniors Named Semifinalists In Coca Cola Scholars Foundation Program

Butler is a member of the Academic Team, Student Council, Mock Trial Team, Beta Club, and the competition Math and Science Teams.  He also serves as President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Vice President of National Honor Society, and Treasurer of Future Business Leaders of America.  He has been a Student Intern for the Paducah Human Rights Commission for two years.  Butler was the starting kicker and punter for Paducah Tilghman’s football team for three years, earning inclusion on the All-Purchase Region Team as Placekicker and All-State honors for punting last year. He is a Kentucky Commonwealth Ambassador, an alumnus of Kentucky Governor’s Scholar Program, an alumnus of Youth LEAD, an AP Scholar, and a National Merit Semi-Finalist. Butler attends Lone Oak Church of Christ and is the son of Lori and Danny Butler. 

Price is an AP Scholar with Distinction and a member of both the National Honor Society and Kentucky / National History Day Team. A member of the Paducah Tilghman Speech and Debate Team, he recently moderated the State Congressional Candidates Forum at Tilghman, for which he received the Kentucky Commonwealth Ambassador award from Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. He is an Eagle Scout and member of Paducah’s Troop 1 and has maintained the position of Den Chief of Cub Scout Pack 470 for six years. Since 6th grade, he has maintained the Paducah downtown U.S. Flag route seven holidays each year. He is a four year member of the Tilghman Marching, Concert, and Pep Bands, as well as one of the original members of Tilghman’s Brass Ensemble. This past summer he marched as a tuba player with the Music City Drum & Bugle Corps based in Nashville, logging over 10,000 miles of competitive touring.  Price is a member of First Christian Church of Paducah. He is the son of Julie and Kent Price.

Rogers was recently awarded the Duchess of Paducah designation from Mayor Brandi Harless for exceptional community service and dedication to the city of Paducah. She has been a driving force in initiating projects to engage Paducah’s youth through her work as a two-year Mayoral Intern and as a two-year Student Intern on the Paducah Human Rights Commission. She is a member of the Paducah Tilghman Speech and Debate Team, the National Honor Society, the Beta Club, and the school’s track and field and cross county teams. She currently serves as President of the Interact Club. Rogers was the Area One Class AA Runner of the Year for cross county and was named Youth LEAD Teen of the Year. She is a Kentucky Commonwealth Ambassador, a Kentucky Governor’s Scholar alumna, and an AP Scholar. She is ranked first in the state in individual Mock Trial points and holds a National Speech and Debate Association Degree of Special Distinction. She is the daughter of Rebecca and Mike Rogers.

“Lance, Joseph, and Addie are inspirations to all students in our school system,” said Paducah Public Schools Superintendent Donald Shively. “They are exceptional scholars and engaged community members whose impact is tangible. They follow their passions and are committed to excellence in every way. They have indeed made Tilghman and Paducah better places.”

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program was founded in 1989 to honor students who exhibit academic excellence, positive leadership, and dedication to service. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation invests over $3,500,000 each year in more than 1,400 deserving students who aspire to make profound differences in the world.  With its 30th class of Coca-Cola Scholars, the Foundation has provided more than $66 million in scholarships to over 6,000 program alumni who together have become a powerful force for positive change. 

Photo: Price, Rogers, Butler

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