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Paducah Public Schools Students and Faculty Featured in "Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical" at MHT
17 students and one faculty member from Paducah Public Schools will perform in Market House Theatre's production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - The Musical.
Based on the best-selling book by Barbara Robinson, the musical is set in southern Ohio in 1963. The songs reflect the music of 60’s pop, with a touch of Appalachia thrown in.

Performances are Friday, December 9, at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, December 10, at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 11 at 2:30 p.m. You can find ticket information here.

Performers from Paducah Public Schools include:
Left to right, front row: Addie Franklin, Leyton Morris, Sasha Black, Claire Brown
Second row: Fiona Caywood, Clara Pierce, Liam Black, Carson Chestnut
Third row: Anakin Womble, Abby Brown, Maya Romanak, Jacob Julian, Gabrielle Copeland, HG Page
Back row: C. Dale Julian, Hadley Pierce, Claire Kelly, Travis Trimble
Claire Kelly Named Semifinalist In Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Program
Paducah Tilghman High School senior Claire Kelly has been named a semifinalist in the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Program. Kelly is one of 2,000 high school seniors nationwide selected from a pool of more than 87,000 applicants to advance in the scholarship program based on academic excellence, leadership, and service to the community.

Kelly is a National Merit Semifinalist, an AP Scholar, and an alumna of the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program. She is ranked among the top 150 competitors in the state on the National Speech and Debate Association’s All-State Team and was recently named to the Kentucky Music Educators Association’s All-State Chorus.
Vanessa Davis Named QuestBridge Scholar
Paducah, KY - Paducah Tilghman senior Vanessa Davis has been named a 2017 QuestBridge Scholar, receiving admission and four-year full tuition, room and board, and other expenses to the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

QuestBridge is a national nonprofit organization that connects the nation’s most exceptional youth with leading colleges and opportunities. Working with these scholars, QuestBridge follows students from their senior year in high school through college and to their first job.

This year, QuestBridge reported a record-high total of 14,491 applicants, with 5,338 advancing to finalist status based on academic, financial, and extracurricular credentials. Of these, 767 were matched with highly selective colleges and universities.

Davis is a member of the National Honor Society, the PTHS academic team, the Kentucky Junior Historical Society, the Law Club, Interact, and the archery team. She is a Paxton Scholar and was named a regional champion at the Kentucky History Day competition last spring. She is currently ranked 5th in her class.

“Paducah Tilghman is so proud that Vanessa has been recognized on the national level for her diligent work,” said Superintendent Donald Shively. “I am certain that the solid foundation she has worked hard to build while in the Paducah Schools will serve her well as she continues her education at Notre Dame.”

Davis is the daughter of Marcey and Demond Davis. She is the granddaughter of Ruth Ann Newnam and Jimmy Newnam.

Davis plans to major in biology and aspires to be an obstetrician and gynecologist.
PTHS Band Members Selected for All District Symphonic Band
Six PTHS Band of Blue members have been selected to participate in the 2017 First District KMEA All-District Symphonic Honor Band. Students selected include (l to r) Audrianna Hughes (1st Chair Bass Clarinet), Nicholas Beeny (3rd Chair Trombone), Joseph Price (4th Chair Trombone), Chris Chumbler (1st Chair Euphonium), David Goulooze (2nd Chair Tuba), Jose Ricardo dos Remedios (2nd Chair Bassoon).

The following members have been recommended to audition for the 2016 KMEA All-State Bands on December 10th at John Hardin High School: Audrianna Hughes, Nicholas Beeny, Chris Chumbler, and David Goulooze.

The All-District Symphonic Band will rehearse and perform at Murray State University on January 5-7, 2017.

Paducah Middle Band Students to Perform with All District Band
Paducah Middle School Band students had auditions for All District Band on Monday, November 14th at PM. 39 students from PM made the band, and 8 students were selected as alternates.

Ms. Williams, Mr. Van Fleet & Mr. Loe were very proud of all students who auditioned!

All District band students will have rehearsals at Murray State on January 5 & 6. There will be a concert on Saturday, January 7 at 2:00 p.m. in Murray State University's Lovett Auditorium.

From left to right:
Floor: Zyla Dortch, Grainger Page, Annissa Midyett, Myriauna Commander, Aliandra Jackson, Ella Wainscott, Mason Romanak, Jenna Price
Row 1: Grace Wilke, Kirsten Jones, Grace Bakehouse, Ashunti Hamilton, Natalie Lansden, Olyvia Klopfenstein, Kate LeBuhn, Anniyah Shelley, NiKayla Donaldson, Raven Butler, Paige Kight, Dana Hernandez, Zabrina Hunter
Row 2: Chris White, A.J. Armstrong, Landon Fitzgerald, Natalie Besaw, Kindle Knight, Kymaiah Barner, Evan Jones, Caleb Julian, Erin Leggs, Micah Spann, Alexis Davis, Phillip Jones, Jordon Elifritz, Ben LeBuhn, Zach Ybarzabal Elijah Patrick, Nadiya Williams, JaByreonna Caldwell, Alyssa Pierson, Gage Gottman

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