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Caleb Darnell is the ATC March Rotary Student of the Month

Caleb Darnell is the ATC March Rotary Student of the Month


Calloway County High School senior Caleb Darnell has been recognized as the Area Technology Center Student of the Month by the Rotary Club of Murray.

At ATC, Darnell is a standout student in machine tool. He currently participates in a work cooperative with Murray Mold & Die. In February, he was named the AGC of Western Kentucky Student of the Week and was featured in the Paducah Sun. He has also earned a NIMS machining certification and competes for the ATC Skills USA club.

Darnell also has achieved great success at CCHS. He was in the Governor’s Scholars Program in 2023. He has a 3.96 grade point average and received a 28 composite score on The ACT Test. He has been named the outstanding student in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English 2, Accelerated Pre-Calculus, and Principles of Engineering. As a senior, Darnell has already earned 15 hours of college credit at CCHS in dual credit classes.

Outside the classroom, Darnell is involved in numerous extra-curricular activities. He has worked with the robotics team for six years. He is also in the BETA club, the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, and Student Council. He has won numerous awards in engineering and physics, including building a first-place custom guitar for a competition at Murray State.

In the community, Darnell volunteers at the First Methodist Church in Murray and also through his numerous extra-curricular roles.

After graduation in May, Darnell plans to attend Murray State to major in Engineering Physics with a mechanical track. He also plans to attend graduate school for Mechanical Engineering. For career, he plans to become a mechanical engineer and to research pioneering technologies.

Caleb is the son of George and Lindsay Darnell.