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Burr Nominated for State Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award
Paducah Public Schools retiree Olivia Burr was one of 20 citizens from across the state nominated for the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership awards. The awards ceremony was held January 12, 2017 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Burr was the first Family Resource Director for Paducah Public Schools. She worked for the district for 25 years and retired in 2015. Prior to her work in education, Burr worked with the Paducah Housing Authority for six years and hospice for five years. She served on the Murray State Board of Regents for 10 years and the board of Four Rivers Behavioral Health for seven years. She presently serves as Education Chair for the Paducah chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and is an active member of Harrison Street Missionary Baptist Church.
Nine Students Score 30 Plus on December ACT
Nine Paducah Tilghman High School students scored a 30 or better on at least one section of the ACT that was taken in December: Nina Brown, Jose Ricardo dos Remedios, Peyton Ford, Anna Henderson, Peyton Patel, Emery Wainscott, Kristen Watkins, Taylor Willis, and Maddie Ybarzabal.

The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of four subject area tests: English, Reading, Math, and Science. On average, a score of 30 or better on a section is in the top 5% of scores for all students taking the test state-wide.

Four students from this group scored a composite score of 30 or better on the ACT test: Peyton Patel, Emery Wainscott, Kristen Watkins, and Taylor Willis. Their scores place them in the top 4% of all students who took the ACT state-wide and the top 5% nation-wide.

Emery Wainscott scored a perfect 36 on the reading section of the ACT. Kristen Watkins scored a perfect 36 on the reading section of the ACT. Peyton Patel scored a perfect 36 on the english section of the ACT. Their scores on these sections place them in the top 1% of all high school students who took the test nation-wide.

Photo caption, l to r: Anna Henderson, Nina Brown, Peyton Ford, Emery Wainscott, Jose Ricardo dos Remedios, Peyton Patel, Kristen Watkins, Maddie Ybarzabal, Taylor Willis

PM Students Win Conservation District Writing Contest
Paducah Middle student Paige Stokes won first place and Caroline Noneman won second place in the McCracken County Conservation District Jim Claypool Art and Writing Contest. This year's theme was "Backyard Adventures: Exploring The Trees In Your Hometown". Paige will continue in the competition with other students throughout the county and county award winners will be announced in March.
Tilghman teen intent on medical career
by Genevieve Postlethwait
The Paducah Sun, January 9, 2017
Used with permission.

There seems no doubt about it, Jose Roberto dos Remedios is going to be a doctor some day.

Lots of kids grow up thinking they might like to be a doctor, but dos Remedios is certain. He's grown up watching his parents help others through medicine and knows he wants to do the same.

"I used to work with my dad over the summers at Jackson Purchase Medical Center. He runs a clinic there, and I really liked to experience going in and talking to patients with him," dos Remedios said.

"They're always so happy to see him, and every time he steps away they always tell the nurses or me how thankful they are to have him, he helps so much. I really like that experience of being able to help people."

Becoming a doctor is no easy feat, of course, but dos Remedios is ready for the challenge. He's on track to graduate at the top of his class at Paducah Tilghman with near-perfect test scores, a stellar grade-point average and a transcript full of some of the most challenging courses offered at Tilghman.
dos Remedios Nominated for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
Frankfort, KY - Jose Roberto dos Remedios, senior at Paducah Tilghman High School, has been named one of ten outstanding high school males nominated by the state of Kentucky for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Ten males and ten females from each state are chosen to advance to the national recognition program.

Dos Remedios is a National Merit Semifinalist, an AP Scholar with Distinction, an alumnus of the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, and a Paducah Bank Teen of the Week. He will attend the University of Pennsylvania in the fall where he plans to begin pre-medical studies. He is the son of Julie and Roberto dos Remedios.
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