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2015-2016 School Year
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District News
September Rotary Students of the Month
Paducah Tilghman seniors Lauren Eicholz and Sam Tyrrell have been selected PTHS Rotary Scholar for the month for September, 2015. The Rotary Club selects scholars from area seniors who demonstrate strong leadership, academic excellence, and service to community.

Rotary scholars will have the opportunity to attend weekly Rotary meetings for the month. At the meetings students will meet members and hear discussions of community-related topics.
 
Paducahan's Work Has Global Reach
Here's a reprint of an article from the Paducah Sun about alumni Shaun Casey (PTHS '75), who leads the US State Department's Faith Based Office.

by Joshua Roberts, The Paducah Sun
August 18, 2015
Used with permission.

Paducah native Shaun Casey said a question sometimes lingers in his mind, improbable as it may be, before he shuffles off to a new day at his office in Washington, D.C.

That office: The U.S. Department of State. His role: Special representative in the office of religion and global affairs. His boss: U.S. Sec- retary of State John Kerry.

Is this real? Casey said he occasionally wonders.

“There are many, many days I wake up and sort of think, ‘Has all of this been a dream and somebody is going to come cart me away?” said Casey, 58, a 1975 Paducah Tilghman High School graduate. “It’s like, how can a kid who was born in Kennett, Missouri, and grew up in Paducah, Kentucky, end up with a chance in a place like this?”
 
Photos from the PTHS Football at McCracken Co. game now on SmugMug
You can view and download photos from the varsity football game against McCracken County on Aug. 22 here.  
Ford Donates Drawing to Paducah Middle
Paducah Middle art teacher Teresa Sauer invited local artist and interior designer Bill Ford to create a line drawing of Paducah Middle School. Mr. Ford graciously agreed to do so, and donated the drawing to Paducah Middle.

"Everyone who has seen this piece of art has been so impressed with the quality and detail," said Paducah Middle principal Stacey Overlin. "We are honored to display this Bill Ford original in our entry."

 
Holtgrewe GSE Team Wins Lexington Venture Club Competition
At the Kentucky Governor's School for Enterpreneurs (GSE),  PTHS junior John Holtgrewe was the project leader in a group of four students who worked together to develop a project that he submitted.  On the final day of GSE, each team gave a business pitch presentation to a panel of judges. John's team, along with four other teams, advanced to present their projects to the Lexington Venture Club, where John's team came in first place. Congratulations!
 
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