Matthew Ray, a senior at Calloway County High School, was selected as January’s Rotary Student of the Month. Ray was honored at the February 17th Rotary meeting because of bad weather cancelling meetings in January.
Ray is a 4.0 student at CCHS and is on track to be a valedictorian of the Class of 2022 and will graduate with 15 college credit hours. Ray has also received awards for being an outstanding student in science (2), social studies (4), and mathematics.
Ray devotes most of his time to basketball and baseball as he competes for both the boys varsity basketball and baseball teams and is captain of both. In the 2020-21 season, he was selected to the Paducah Sun All-Purchase team as well as the fourth district all tournament team, and he is also a three-time Academic All-State recipient.
Outside of sports and school, Ray works with the REAL Basketball league as a volunteer and referee. Matthew recently volunteered with the Memphis Grizzlies G-League to work a developmental camp for REAL.
Matthew is the son of Michael and Holly Ray. He is an active member of Westside Baptist Church and participates in the youth group. Matthew is still undecided on where he is going to college as he still choosing a school to further is academics and athletic career in baseball. Ray anticipates majoring in Exercise Science in hope to become a physical therapist or athletic trainer.
Ray (center) is pictured with former CCHS principal and Rotarian Yvette Pile (left) and CCHS assistant principal Steve Smith (right).