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Elected Board Members Akojie and Hancock Installed at Paducah BOE Meeting
Elected Board Members Akojie and Hancock Installed at Paducah BOE Meeting
Dr. Felix Akojie and Mary Hunter Hancock, newly elected members of the Paducah Board of Education, were sworn in prior to the board meeting January 14.

Dr. Akojie is beginning his 16th year on the Paducah BOE. Mary Hunter Hancock was elected to her first term as member of the board.

Originally from Madison, Mississippi, Mary Hunter Hancock graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Finance in 2002. After graduation, she was employed as a Credit Analyst for AmSouth Bank’s Healthcare Division in Nashville, TN. She became a Paducah resident in 2004 after marrying Blann Hancock. They have three children, all of whom are enrolled in Paducah Public Schools. She is employed by Hancock’s of Paducah and is a co-owner of Barre Co. Paducah. Mrs. Hancock is currently Chairman of the Easter Seals Board of Directors, of which she has been a member for the last eight years, and served as Past President of the Charity League of Paducah. She is a member of Broadway United Methodist Church.

Dr. Akojie joined the WKCTC biology department faculty in 1991. He earned his PhD in biochemistry in 1985 from the University of Ife in Nigeria and did postdoctoral studies in chemistry at Loyola University in Chicago and immunology at the University of Vienna in Austria. He previously taught at the University of Ife and the University of Benin medical schools. He and his wife Patricia have four grown children, all graduates of PTHS. Dr. Felix Akojie was first elected in 2003 and has served as Vice Chair of the board from 2005 through 2008 and again in January 2014 until present.

At the January 14 meeting he was elected to continue as Vice Chair, with Dr. Carl LeBuhn serving as Chair.
 
PTHS Speech Team Runner-Up at Graves Competition
PTHS Speech Team Runner-Up at Graves Competition
The Paducah Tilghman Speech Team placed second overall with 16 individual awards at the Graves County Invitational on Saturday, January 12. Tournament champions include Lillian Wisner in Prose and the team of Gabby Copeland and Lois Akpabio in Duo Interpretation.

Placing second overall were Daniel Garcia in Declamation, Jake Taylor in Humorous Interpretation (HI), and Shioneka Farr in Poetry.

Third place finishes for the team included Victerion Tyler Williams in HI, Wisner in Original Oratory, and Tatiyannah Alfaro-Jackson in Poetry.
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PTHS Academic Team Places Third in Regional Presidents Cup Competition
PTHS Academic Team Places Third in Regional Presidents Cup Competition
The PTHS Academic Team placed 3rd overall in the regional Presidents Cup competition at WKCTC.

The Quick Recall Team tied for an overall 2nd place win. Quick Recall members include seniors Lance Butler and Austin Yarbrough; juniors Ryan Chua, Kate Criner, Samuel Lambert, and Travis Trimble; sophomores Ben LeBuhn and Tyler Truitt; and freshman Paige Kight.

In the Math assessment, Lance Butler tied for 2nd place and Ryan Chua tied for 5th.

In the Science assessment, Travis Trimble tied for 4th overall.

In the Language Arts assessment, Kate Criner tied for 2nd and senior Grace Raber tied for 5th overall.

In the Arts and Humanities assessment, Paige Kight tied for 1st and Austin Yarbrough tied for 4th.

The team is coached by Mrs. Chris Wynne.

Photo from left front row: Kate LeBuhn, Noah Hollar, Grace Raber, Paige Kight, Ryan Chua, Mrs. Wynne, Nadia Pacheco, Kate Criner

Back row: Lance Butler, Ben LeBuhn, Max Besaw, Travis Trimble, Samuel Lambert, Tyler Truitt, Austin Yarbrough, Eileen Sember
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Rogers and Workman Named January Rotary Scholars of the Month
Rogers and Workman Named January Rotary Scholars of the Month
Paducah Tilghman seniors Addie Rogers and Eli Workman have been named PTHS Rotary Scholars of the month for January 2019. The Paducah Rotary Club selects scholars from area seniors who demonstrate strong leadership, academic excellence, and service to community.
 
Addie Rogers is a member of the PTHS track and cross country teams, National Honor Society, Interact Club, Mock Trial team, and Speech team. Outside of school, Addie has served as an intern for Paducah mayor Brandi Harless since her sophomore year, and is an intern on the Paducah Human Rights Commission. After graduation Addie plans to attend a four year university and major in Criminal Justice with the goal of attending law school. Her parents are Rebecca and Michael Rogers.
 
Eli Workman is a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society,  Interact Club, and the PTHS Golf team. Outside of school, Eli enjoys particiating in powerlifting competitions. After graduation, Eli plans to attend either UK or WKU and major in exercise science with the goal of pursing graduate work in Physical Therapy. His parents are Kelly and Mark Workman. 
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Paducah Tilghman Tornado YSC Receives Teletech, MCCCE Grants
Paducah Tilghman Tornado YSC Receives Teletech, MCCCE Grants
Tornado Alley YSC recently received grants from the Teletech Community Foundation and the McCracken County Community Career Endowment.
 
Tornado Alley YSC received a grant of $3,000 from the Teletech Community Foundation. 

The grant will go toward mentoring efforts. Tornado Alley YSC sponsors two mentoring groups: B.A.B.E.S. (Becoming Accomplished Beautiful Excellent and Successful) and B2G (Boys to Gentlemen). Both groups focus on leadership skills, community service and providing students with the essential life skills needed to be successful. 

Tornado Alley YSC was also named a partner for the 2018-2019 MCCCE mentoring grant. The grant will assist with mentoring efforts in addition to tutoring and college and career readiness. 
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Clark School Volunteer Training
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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16
PTHS Boys Basketball at 2A State Tournament
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Jan
17
PTHS Girls Baskeball at Grace Christian (TN)
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Jan
18
PTHS Boys Basketball at Madisonville North Hopkins
JV 6:00 PMV 7:30 PM 
Friday, January 18, 2019
Jan
18
PTHS Girls Baskeball vs. Egyptian
Friday, January 18, 2019
Jan
21
PTHS Swimming Paducah Tilghman Invitational
Monday, January 21, 2019
Jan
22
PTHS Boys Basketball vs. Marshall
JV 6:00 PMV 7:30 PM 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Jan
22
PTHS Girls Baskeball vs. Calloway County
JV 4;45 V 6:00 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Jan
24
PTHS Boys Freshman and JV Basketball vs. Marshall County
Freshman 6:00 JV 7:30  
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Jan
25
PTHS Girls Baskeball vs. Marshall County
JV 6:00 PMV 7:30 PM 
Friday, January 25, 2019
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