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Paducah Tilghman’s Raven Butler Named GE – Reagan Scholarship Semifinalist

Butler is an AP Scholar, and she was selected as a Paducah Bank Teen of the Week, a Coca-Cola Scholarship semifinalist, and a Centre Fellow. She is treasurer of the National Honor Society and a member of Paducah Tilghman’s student council, serving as an officer for three years. She is co-president of Future Business Leaders of American and has tested regionally for the club in business math subjects, advancing to state and nationals. She has served as a member of the leadership team for Fellowship of Christian Athletes for three years. She is a member of the academic team, Mock Trial, PT Ambassadors, Beta Club, Interact Club, and Sustainability Club. Butler is also active in Spanish Club, Drama Club, and Pep Club. She was selected to compete on the Math Team, Science Team, and History Team for Paducah Tilghman at regional competitions; the science team just received first place in the 2021 DOE Regional Competition, advancing to the national competition.

A two-year member of the choir, Butler served as stage manager for the productions of West Side Story and Little Shop of Horrors. She has been a three-year member of the Paducah Bank Teen Ambassador/Alumni Board program. She attends Lone Oak Church of Christ where she volunteers in the nursery and as a student teacher for the Children’s Bible Hour program. Butler is a dancer at Center Stage Dance Academy where she is also a member of the competitive dance troupe. She volunteers as a big sister in their mentor program and is a volunteer teacher weekly in a class for the younger students. Butler started her own business, Smart Choice Recycling, which generates funds for the school system’s program for homeless students. She is an alumna of both the Governor’s Scholars Program and the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Youth LEAD.  

Butler, who plans to pursue a career in chemistry, is the daughter of Lori and Danny Butler.

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