Tilghman Juniors Selected to be Paxton Scholars
Promyse is a member of FBLA, Interact Club, B.A.B.E.S., and Beta Club. She is a member of A.S.C.E.N.D., a youth group sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. She volunteers at Rosary Chapel. Her parents are LaToya Ware and Clif Davis. She plans to attend a Historically Black College and major in psychology.
Martaj is a member of the PTHS Choir, Pep Club, FBLA and Student Council. He is a Paducah Chamber of Commerce Youth Lead alumnus. He is on the staff of the yearbook and helps manage PTHS social media. He is a member of the Paducah Law Enforcement Explorer Post and is a member of the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church youth group. His mother is Stacy Marks. Martaj plans to attend Clark Atlanta University and major in criminal justice.
The goal of the Paxton Scholars program is to enhance student self-esteem, parent or guardian advocacy, peer and mentor interaction, maintenance and improvement of academic performance and preparation for college transition. Students chosen for the scholarship will receive college scholarship funds based on grade-point averages from their junior and senior years of high school, and from their first two semesters of college. Each of the scholars will also be presented a college-suitable laptop upon high school graduation in 2017.
The Paxton Scholars program was organized in 2006 by MCCCE, a local non-profit organization, after the late Fred Paxton and his wife, Peggy Paxton, established a donor-directed endowment of $1 million at the Community Foundation of West Kentucky. The endowment will continue to award scholarships and educational assistance to students who wish to pursue their post-secondary educations.