Butler is one of 203 students in Kentucky to earn the designation. Kentucky’s semifinalists come from 61 different high schools.
Butler is a member of the varsity Academic Team, the varsity
Mock Trial team, Future Business Leaders of America, Student Council, Beta
Club, FCA, and the National Honor Society. He also is a member of the
school's newspaper staff, PTHS Student Ambassadors, and the math and science
competition teams. He serves on Tilghman's football team as both kicker
and punter; he earned a spot on the all-purchase team and all-state honors
following his junior year. He is an AP Scholar and an alumni of Kentucky
Governor's Scholar Program. He serves as a student intern for the Paducah Human
Rights Commission, is a graduate of the Chamber of Commerce's Youth LEAD
program, and was named a Kentucky Commonwealth Ambassador. Butler attends
Lone Oak Church of Christ. He is the son of Lori and Danny Butler.
“It is no surprise that Lance’s academic excellence has earned him national recognition,” said Assistant Principal Jonathan Smith. “Throughout his thirteen years in the Paducah Public School System, he has consistently demonstrated achievement at the highest level.”