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Paducah Tilghman’s Sarah Katz Named Dance Captain at Stage Door Manor Performing Arts Training Center Program
Paducah, KY. - Paducah Tilghman junior Sarah Katz was accepted at and recently attended the Stage Door Manor Performing Arts Training Center, a comprehensive three-week program offering total theatre immersion for talented young performers. Located in the Catskill Mountains in New York State, Stage Door Manor is one of the world’s preeminent theatrical camps. Students receive instruction from accomplished directors, choreographers, and vocal coaches.

The program culminated in a performance of “Curtains,” a musical that originally starred David Hyde Pierce when it made its debut on Broadway in 2006.

Katz was named Dance Captain for the production. “I am so happy to have had the opportunity to be in musicals at PTHS,” she says, “and am thrilled to now have had the chance to sing and dance in a show with a company of really talented students from all over the world.”

290 students from all 50 states and six continents attended the program.

Paducah Tilghman Senior Walden Ranked First in Nation in Speech and Debate Acting
Paducah Tilghman senior Michael Ellen Walden is ranked first in the United States on the National Speech and Debate Association’s list of top pre-season competitors.

She leads the list of hundreds of national competitors in Duet Oral Interpretation. A three-year veteran of the Paducah Tilghman High School Speech and Debate team, Walden received her national designation by earning numerous wins in her performance category.

In addition to her performance accolade, Walden is a National Speech and Debate Association Academic All-American. She holds two national service citations and is a three-year member of Kentucky’s NSDA All-State team. She currently ranks 16th overall in the state.

Walden was a founding member of the Paducah Middle School Speech Team. During her two years on the team, Walden was named state champion in Interpretation of Literature.

Ybarzabal and McCoy Named August Rotary Scholars of the Month
Paducah Tilghman seniors Maddie Ybarzabal and Wallace McCoy have been named PTHS Rotary Scholars for the month of August, 2016. 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.

Fifteen PTHS Students Score 30 Plus on June ACT
Fifteen Paducah Tilghman High School students scored a 30 or better on at least one section of the ACT that was taken in June: Nicholas Beeny, Morgan Brewington, Lance Butler, Will Denton, Jose Ricardo dos Remedios, Hannah Fischer, Jackson Fitzgerald, Anna Grace McGee, James McGee, Peyton Patel, Kate Rogers, Landon Ross, Emery Wainscott, Kaleb White, and Taylor Willis.

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.

Eleven students from this group scored a composite score of 30 or better on the ACT test: Nicholas Beeny, Morgan Brewington, Lance Butler, Will Denton, Jose Ricardo dos Remedios, Hanna Fischer, Anna Grace McGee, Landon Ross, Emery Wainscott, Kaleb White, 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.

Anna Grace McGee scored a perfect 36 on the Reading and English sections of the ACT. Landon Ross scored a perfect 36 on the Reading section. 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: Taylor Willis, Will Denton, Jose Ricardo dos Remedios, Nicholas Beeny, Kaleb White, Lance Butler, Hannah Fischer, Emery Wainscott, Anna Grace McGee (not pictured: Morgan Brewington, Jackson Fitzgerald, James McGee, Peyton Patel, Kate Rogers, Landon Ross)

Eighteen Tilghman Students Recognized as AP Scholars for 2015-16
Eighteen students at Paducah Tilghman High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement Exams for the 2015-16 school year.

Two students qualified for the National AP Scholar award by earning an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. The National AP Scholars Reese Butler (PTHS '16) and Meg Hancock (PTHS '16).

Photo caption l to r: Caroline Meiners, Talia Housman, Nina Brown, Will Denton, John Holtgrewe, Nicholas Beeny, Jose Ricardo dos Remedios, Madelyn Ybarzabal, Anna Grace McGee, Claire Kelly, Michael Ellen Walden
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