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"Call to Action" Town Hall Meeting in Paducah to Address Student Achievement Among Subgroups

Paducah Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, INC.

Alumnae of an historically black sorority want to start a community conversation about student achievement among subgroups in Paducah. The local alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta’s “Call to Action” Town Hall Meeting is Saturday.  

Paducah is one of 40 communities nationwide selected for the Delta Research and Educational Foundation’s Teacher Efficacy Campaign Advocacy Sessions.

Chapter President Sheila Smith-Anderson says discussions of race relations are increasing in Paducah. She says now is the time to discuss ways to ensure all students, no matter their background, leave school prepared for the workforce or higher education.

“We’re talking finally. You know, I think that we’ve talked under the table, we’ve talked in the back rooms. But the only time that change is going to happen if we’re willing to voice things and we’re seeking solutions. We’re saying, ‘What can we do?’ as a community.”

The “Call to Action” is the first of three meetings. Panelists at Saturday’s meeting include representatives from local school districts, higher education institutions, and local clergy. It will be held this from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at West Kentucky Community & Technical College's Engineering Technology Center.

A proud native of Murray, Kentucky, Allison grew up roaming the forests of western Kentucky and visiting national parks across the country. She graduated in 2014 from Murray State University where she studied Environmental Sustainability, Television Production, and Spanish. She loves meeting new people, questioning everything, and dancing through the sun and the rain. She hopes to make a positive impact in this world several endeavors at a time.
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