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District News
Superintendent's Blog: Make Your Mark
After their last day of school, the PTHS class of 2016 placed a banner in the lobby that proclaimed “We Made Our Mark”- and indeed they have. The class has been offered a record 11.1 million dollars in scholarships and will be attending 39 post-secondary institutions in 20 states. The class includes two National Merit Semifinalists, 1 National Merit Commended student and 16 Advanced Placement Scholars. Eight members of the class have signed college athletic scholarships. We have a girls golf state champion, two members of the All Purchase football team and three members of the All Purchase basketball team in this class.

The sign that the class made reminded me of a valedictorian’s speech at a PTHS commencement a couple of years ago. The student said that his class could lay claim to being the “best class ever” based on their accomplishments. As he was saying this, I could see a distinguished alumnus from an earlier class shaking his head in disagreement.

Which class in the long history of Lincoln High School, Augusta Tilghman and Paducah Tilghman is the best? Certainly each class has its own share of achievements in athletics, academics and the arts during their four years of high school and that is to be applauded. But I think the best way to take the measure of the greatness of a class is not what they accomplish while they are at PTHS, but what they accomplish after they leave PTHS.
 
Tilghman Juniors Selected for Boys State
PTHS juniors (l to r) Travis Myers, Isaac Humphrey, Landon Rutherford, and Brandon Purefoy have been selected to attend Kentucky Boys State. The week-long leadership academy will be held on the campus of Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Kentucky, June 5-10. Rising seniors are eligible to apply.

Kentucky Boys state is a program sponsored by American Legion that is designed to train Kentucky students in the fundamentals of good citizenship and governmental operations. The event allows participants to put the theories of American government into practice through the actual operation of city, county, and state offices, as organized under the plans of a mythical 51st state.

 
Paducah teachers will get tablets
by Genevieve Postlethwait
The Paducah Sun, May 17, 2016
Used with permission.

After giving a small group of teachers Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablets to use in their classrooms this spring, Paducah Public Schools have decided to supply nearly all their teachers with the devices this coming school year.

Dale Weaver, PPS director of information technologies, shared the results of their tablet pilot program with Paducah Board of Education members at their meeting Tuesday night.
 
Crouch Commits to Union College
Paducah Tilghman senior outfielder Travis Crouch committed to play baseball at Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky in a signing ceremony on May 23 at Paducah Tilghman High School.

Crouch leads the team in nearly every category. He is first on the team in runs scored, total hits, singles, batting average (.407), and on-base average (.532). He is tied for first in home runs and doubles. He is second on the team in triples. The Tilghman Tornado is 23-12 overall with a 9-2 record in the region.

“Three things come to mind when you think about Travis – hustle, hard work, and dedication,” said head coach Chris Johnson. “He is the definition of a senior leader on a baseball team who is ready to win tonight and then a few more games before this year is over.”
 
Four Tilghman Athletes Sign with Colleges
Four Tilghman seniors - Jesse Dunigan, Luke Massad, Sayveon McEwen and Jordan Prather - signed athletic scholarships in a signing ceremony at PTHS on May 18.
Jesse Dunigan signed as a preferred walk-on with Murray State University. Dunigan was starter at quarterback for the Tornado for three years. His senior year he led the Tornado to an 8-4 record. He threw for 15 touchdowns and averaged 120 passing yards a game while gaining over 400 yards on the ground for the season.
 
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Sat May 28 2016
PTHS Baseball at Regional Tournament
Mon May 30 2016
to Wed Jun 1 2016
2016 PTHS Tornado Boys Basketball Camp
Tue May 31 2016
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Fri Jun 10 2016
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