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District News
Bedeau a Finalist for Young Leaders Award
Paducah Tilghman Tornado Alley YSC director Lakilia Bedeau has been nominated for the Four Rivers Business Journal's Young Leaders of Western Kentucky program. Each year the Journal highlights local professionals under 40 who are making a difference in their profession and in the community with the program. The winner of the award will receive $1000 for professional development.

Bedeau and nine other finalists' accomplishments were featured in the January edition of the Business Journal. Of the finalists, a Young Leader of the Year will be selected on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the annual Paducah Chamber of Commerce dinner.
McNabb, Paducah Middle, and PT Students Receive Awards in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest
Students from McNabb, Paducah Middle School, and Paducah Tilghman were announced as award winners in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Poster, Poetry, and Essay Contest at an awards presentation held at Paducah Middle School on January 15, 2017.

The event, which was hosted by the Paducah/McCracken County NAACP and sponsored by AT&T, encouraged students to creatively reflect on the life and work of Dr. King and its meaning for today’s youth. 963 entries were submitted by students from Paducah Public Schools and McCracken County Schools to the essay contest.

In the Kindergarten to 3rd grade poster contest, Alex White (McNabb Elementary) won first place and Jakyia Starr (McNabb Elementary) won second place.

In the 7th and 8th grade essay contest, Jlea Humphreys (Paducah Middle School) won first place.

In the 9-12 essay contest, Bryson Wells (Paducah Tilghman High School) won first place.
Hoy Awarded DAR Youth Citizenship Medal
Paducah, KY - David Hoy, Paducah Tilghman High School sophomore, has been awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution Youth Citizenship Medal for his demonstration of outstanding patriotism, honor, service, courage, and leadership.

Nominated by Paducah Tilghman, Hoy received a medal and certificate from Cindy Byrd, member of the Paducah chapter of the DAR, for his contributions to his community. He recently completed a multi-year project in which he secured a historical marker honoring Kentucky Boy Scout Troop One’s longevity and significance in the region.

Hoy worked with the Kentucky Historical Society and did in-depth independent research while working on the project. The historical marker was recently unveiled at the corner of 9th and Kentucky Avenue.
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

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