Tyrrell Named First Teen of the Week 2021

Libby Shadoan

Leah Tyrrell is the first senior to be named the Paducah Bank Teen of the Week by The Paducah Sun in 2021. Tyrrell is the sixth senior at Paducah Tilghman to be named the Teen of the Week, and was awarded this honor for the week of January 1st. This award is given to high school seniors in the Paducah area to recognize the accomplishments they have made throughout their high school years. Tyrrell now has the chance to be named the Teen of the Year and win a $5,000 scholarship or the Inspiration Award which is paired with a $1,000 scholarship.

Tyrrell has developed an impressive resume throughout her high school years. She is in the top of her class, has earned a 4.2 weighted cumulative GPA and is an AP Scholar with Distinction. Tyrrell is editor-in-chief of “The Tilghman Bell”, vice president of National Honor Society and secretary of Future Business Leaders of America. She participates in Interact Club, Pep Club and Mock Trial. Tyrrell also, graduated from Paducah Chamber of Commerce’s Youth LEAD program and participated in the Paducah Pathfinders program.

Tyrrell has a passion for soccer, and she was the captain for the varsity girls soccer team during her junior and senior years. She played as a center back and received several team accolades such as defensive MVP. Tyrrell focuses on not only being a role model for her teammates, but also being a true friend. She hopes to continue playing soccer recreationally in college, and she is excited for the changes in environment and the opportunity to meet new people in college.

Tyrrell plans to attend college in the northeast, and is hoping to explore a career in international relations. She has a fascination with global politics, and thinks it would be interesting to work with the FBI and specifically focus on investigating international or terroristic threats and crimes committed by diplomats on American soil. While she intends to study international relations, Tyrrell also is interested in studying chemistry. Tyrrell is fluent in French and hopes to spend part of her college experience studying abroad in France.