by Kelly Farrell
The Paducah Sun
January 4, 2020
Used with permission.
Paducah Tilghman High School senior Leah Tyrrell has a passion for global politics and looks to explore a career in international relations.
“I really would love one day to be able to work with the government and be able to see the ‘behind the scenes’ of, basically, like the news,” she said. “That’s always been really interesting to me and, like, the inner workings of different countries, the politics in different countries, the cultures, the economy and just how all that fits together and makes the world work the way it is.”
The 17-year-old student said she would like to work for the FBI — perhaps in a capacity that investigates international or terroristic threats, crimes committed by diplomats on American soil and other types of issues and concerns. She’s interested in chemistry, too, and that’s another possible major for Tyrrell.