Paducah Tilghman High School senior Bailee Patel signed a swimming scholarship with Rollins College at a signing ceremony held at Dinning Gymnasium on February 11.
Patel has been a key member of the PTHS swim team since 2016. She has been a three-time region champion in the 100 breast, 200 IM, 200 Medley Relay, and 400 Free Relay. She was a state finalist in the 100 breaststroke in 2019, and holds regional records in the 100 breaststroke, the 200 Medley Relay, and the 400 Free Relay. She was named Region 1 Outstanding Female Athlete at the 2020 Region 1 Swim Tournament. Academically, Patel is ranked ninth in the PTHS class of 2020.
“I will remember Bailee for her hard work, dedication and achievement,” said PTHS Swim Coach Mark Curtis. “Bailee works hard in practice. She’s dedicated to becoming a better swimmer and a better student in the classroom. As a result, she’s achieved regional records in the pool and an excellent academic record.”
Patel is a member of the Tilghman Bell staff, Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society, Beta Club, and Interact. She is an alumnus of Paducah Chamber of Commerce Youth LEAD. Her parents are Melanie and Shiraz Patel.