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Paducah Tilghman’s Lance Butler Earns National Merit Semifinalist Designation


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.”

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