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PTHS boys vs McCracken
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PTHS vs. Taylor County
Welcome, Mr. Franklin!Franklin Named Paducah Innovation Hub Makerspace Director
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PM Leadership Team
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Congratulations, Paducah Head Start!Paducah Head Start Receives a School Readiness Quality Improvement Grant
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Congratulations, Paducah Middle FootballCoach Hedges, Players Receive Kentucky Middle School Football Assn. Honors
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District News

District Local Planning Committee Meets March 6
The Local Planning Committee of the Paducah Independent School Board of Education will be holding a Public Hearing to review the proposed District Facilities Plan on Thursday, March 6th at 5:30 PM, local time, in the Board Room of the Paducah Independent Board Office, 800 Caldwell St, Paducah KY 42003.  The public will have the opportunity to speak and written statements will be accepted at this time.
PT’s Chua, Kight, and Truitt Advance to State; Quick Recall Team Places Third at Regionals
PT’s Chua, Kight, and Truitt Advance to State; Quick Recall Team Places Third at Regionals
PTHS Academic Team members Ryan Chua (12th), Paige Kight (10th), and Tyler Truitt (12th) have earned berths in the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition’s Governor’s Cup state contest.

Chua placed 5th overall in Science at this Saturday’s regional competition at McCracken County High School, clenching his spot at the state finals. Also punching their tickets to state, teammates Kight and Truitt earned 4th place overall medals in Arts and Humanities and Language Arts, respectively. The trio will travel to Louisville on March 15.

The PTHS Quick Recall Team placed third overall at Saturday’s competition, capping off an impressive season. QR Team competitors include seniors Chua, Truitt, and Sam Lambert; juniors Raven Butler and Ben LeBuhn; sophomores Cameron Dorris and Paige Kight; and freshman Lucas Wadley.

Paducah Tilghman placed 4th overall at the regional contest.

The team is coached by Mrs. Christine Wynne
Chua Named National Merit Finalist
Chua Named National Merit Finalist
Paducah Tilghman High School senior Ryan Chua has achieved the distinction of National Merit Finalist in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Chua was one of approximately 16,000 semifinalists from 1.5 million juniors who entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). The nationwide pool of approximately 16,000 semifinalists included the highest scoring entrants in each state.

From those, 15,000 students advanced to finalist status. National Merit Finalists will move to the last stage of the competition that determines the recipients of $31 million in scholarships offered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. In addition, finalists are eligible for numerous full and partial scholarships from various public and private universities.

Chua is a member of the Varsity Academic Team, the National Honor Society, the Science Bowl Team, the Varsity Bowling Team, and the Beta Club. He is an Eagle Scout, an alumnus of Kentucky’s Governor’s Scholars Program, an AP Scholar with Distinction, and was named a Paducah Bank Teen of the Week. He will represent PTHS at Kentucky’s Governor’s Cup State Finals in Science.

Tilghman principal Allison Stieg said of Chua, “Ryan embodies academic and personal excellence to the highest degree. His PTHS family looks forward to hearing about his undergraduate successes. I know he will enrich his future college campus; he has certainly made a difference at Paducah Tilghman.”

Ryan is the son of Rona and Winston Chua of Paducah.
Clark Academic Team Wins District
Clark Academic Team Wins District
Clark's Academic Team won the District Governor's Cup competition on Saturday, February 8.
The Future Problem Solving team won first place. Team members are Evah Smith (not pictured), Griffin Holland, Madelyn Boling,  and Sophia Panor.
The Quick Recall team won third place. Team members are Caroline Adkins, Evah Smith, Aubrey Riherd, Rex Gay, Holt Shively, Max Canlas, Paxton Beck,  and Sam Marcum.
There were a number of top finishes in the content tests competition:

Social Studies:
3rd: Caroline Adkins
4th: Holt Shively

Language Arts:
2nd: Caroline Adkins
5th: Dagny Page

1st: Aubrey Riherd
3rd: Paxton Beck
4th: Max Canlas

4th: Sam Marcum

Arts and Humanities:
3rd: Dagny Page

Written Composition:
1st: Evah Smith
3rd: Dagny Page
4th: Aubrey Riherd

Clark Academic team coaches are Kate Lambert, Kenny Ford, Julie Mohs, and Debbie Stewart. 
PTHS Speech Team Named Regional Runner Up; Mohs Named Regional Storytelling Champ
The PTHS Speech Team earned the Regional Runner Up trophy at this weekend’s Kentucky High School Speech League competition in Murray. Senior Julie Mohs was named Regional Champion in Storytelling and will advance to the state competition along with 17 teammates who also earned berths in the KHSSL state contest.

Earning Regional Runner Up honors were freshman Anneza Ali in Dramatic Interpretation (DI), senior Lillian Wisner in Informative Speaking, and sophomore Gabrielle Copeland in Program Oral Interpretation (POI).

Placing third in the region were freshman Lois Akpabio in Declamation and Wisner in Humorous
Interpretation (HI).

Earning fourth place regional honors were Ali in Declamation and sophomore Paige Kight in Prose.

Students placing fifth in the region were Mohs, DI; junior Bryan Pont, Poetry; and the team of sophomore Justine Hembd and freshman Jaelynn Carver, Duo Interpretation.

Rounding out the top medalists in the region with three sixth place finishes were Mohs, Impromptu Speaking; junior Victerion Tyler-Williams, HI; and junior Gabriel Harp, POI.

These top finishers as well as team members Tatiyannah Alfaro-Jackson (senior), Kate Criner (senior), Shioneka Farr (senior), Daniel Garcia (junior), Kadie Raber (freshman), Erin Stafford (senior), and Jake Taylor (junior), will advance to the state competition in Louisville on March 14.

The team is coached by Ms. Rachael Castillo.
Upcoming Events

PTHS Boys Basketball at Marshall Tournament (fb)
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Clark SBDM Special Meeting
Monday, February 24, 2020
PTHS Boys Basketball vs. St. Mary (District 2 Tournament)
Game times and opponents for the basketball district 2&nb...
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
PTHS Girls Basketball vs. St. Mary (District 2 Tournament)
Game times and opponents for the basketball district 2&nb...
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Local Planning Committee & Public Forum Meeting
The Local Planning Committee of the Paducah Independent S...
Friday, March 6, 2020
Paducah Middle Soccer vs. Heath (G/B)
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Paducah Middle Soccer vs. St. Mary (G/B)
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Paducah Board of Education Meeting
Monday, March 16, 2020
PTHS Baseball vs. Union (v)
Monday, March 16, 2020
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