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District News
King Named Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club Junior Youth of the Year
Paducah Middle 7th grader Gabriella King has been named the Junior Youth of the Year for the Oscar Cross Girls and Boys Club of Paducah.

Youth of the Year is the Boys & Girls Clubs of America premier recognition program. Junior Youth of the Year seeks to develop junior leaders ages 10-13 within the Club environment. The program fosters Club members’ emerging leadership abilities while preparing them for later participation in the Youth of the Year program. In addition to recognizing the leadership achievements of Club youth, Junior Youth of the Year also cultivates their leadership potential, providing the foundation they need for advanced leadership development, academic excellence and postsecondary success. Through this program, Club youth become motivated to seek opportunities for leadership and to act as responsible citizens and change agents.
 
PTHS NJROTC Travels to Jacksonville for Naval Orientation Trip
Twenty-one cadets from the Paducah Tilghman High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) unit traveled to Jacksonville, Florida recently for their annual naval orientation trip. Each year the unit conducts a trip to experience firsthand the military and visit historical sites in various locations around the country.

While the trip was designed to familiarize the students with how the U.S. Navy operates, the cadets also visited other sites of interest in the Jacksonville area.

Traveling on a charter bus, the cadets arrived at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station on the afternoon of April 19. The next day the group began their busy visit schedule of events.
 
Applied Suicide Intervention Training Offered July 13-14
Four Rivers Behavioral Health will offer Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training July 13-14, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Four Rivers Behavioral Health, 800 Broadway. The training is free and CEUs will be awarded.

ASIST is an award-winning two-day interactive workshop that prepares caregivers to give life-assisting suicide first-aid intervention using the Pathway for Assisting Life model.

For more information, click "read more" to see the flyer.

 

 
Clark Elementary and Paducah Tilghman Students Capture Seven State Titles at Kentucky / National History Day Contest
Lexington, KY - Paducah Public Schools students captured four state championship titles and three state runner up designations at the Kentucky History Day / National History Day competition held at the University of Kentucky on Saturday, April 22nd.

Junior Anna Grace McGee earned the state championship title for her senior division research paper, “Taking a Stand for Animal Rights: The Silver Spring Monkey Trials.” McGee will represent Kentucky at the National History Day Competition at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, on June 11-15.

Junior Sarah Katz earned the state runner-up designation for her senior division individual performance, “Marian and Eleanor Singing Towards Equality.” Katz, too, will represent Kentucky at the national competition in Maryland.

Top Row, l to r: Liam Black, Alexandria Copper, Fiona Caywood
Bottom Row, l to r: Anna Grace McGee, Elena Adkins, Azlyn Goodyke, Audrey Hunt, Anakin Womble, Sara Katz (not pictured: Emmy Seaton)
 
Teen will be first in family going to college
by Jason Morrow
The Paducah Sun, April 24, 2017
Used with permission.

Going to college has a little more meaning for Landon Rutherford than it might for most students.

If all goes to plan, the Paducah Tilghman High School senior will be the first in his family to gain a college degree.

"My parents drive me," Rutherford said. "Ever since I was a little kid, they've really told me to push hard during school."

Rutherford did what he was told. Throughout high school, he has maintained a 4.1 grade-point average, which helped him get a spot in the Governor's Scholar Program at Morehead State University last summer. Learning that he had been selected came as a surprise.

"I wasn't expecting to get that," he said. "It was worth a shot, and I got accepted."

Governor's Scholar taught Rutherford a lot about what to expect in college.

 
Upcoming Events
Baseball at Caldwell
Fri Apr 28 2017
PTHS at Midwest Challenge
Fri Apr 28 2017
to Sat Apr 29 2017
Softball at Caldwell
Fri Apr 28 2017
Baseball vs. Marion, IL
Sat Apr 29 2017
Baseball vs. Livingston
Mon May 1 2017
Paducah Middle Soccer District Tournament
Mon May 1 2017
to Wed May 3 2017
Softball at Crittenden
Mon May 1 2017
Softball at McCracken
Tue May 2 2017
Softball at Carlisle
Thu May 4 2017
Spring Sports Day 1st-3rd
Thu May 4 2017
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