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Lance Butler Named National Merit Finalist
Lance Butler Named National Merit Finalist
Paducah Tilghman High School senior Lance Butler has been named a finalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.

National Merit Finalists are selected from a pool of 16,000 semi-finalists. Semi-finalists are selected from 1.6 million high school juniors who entered the program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

The nationwide pool of finalists represents less than one percent of United States high school seniors.  
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Davis Receives MLK Day Award from W.C. Young Community Center
PTHS principal Art Davis received an MLK Day award from George Ross, Jr., president of the board of the W.C. Young Community Center. The award was presented "In appreciation for your continued contribution and dedication to excellence in our community." Congratulations, Mr. Davis!
 
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Tilghman senior will become first generation college student
Tilghman senior will become first generation college student
by Emily Smith
The Paducah Sun
February 11, 2019
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Nautica Beasley, a Paducah Tilghman High School senior, is blazing a trail of her own by becoming the first member of her family to attend a four-year university.

Throughout her childhood, Beasley had to overcome her share of difficulties and pain, but with a solid support system backing her up, she has learned what it means to take life's lemons and make lemonade.

"I don't want to disappoint my grandparents or my uncle and aunt because they kind of raised me," Beasley said. "I didn't want the same thing that happened to my parents to happen to me. I want to set an example for my younger sisters." 
 
Beasley feels the pain of her past has driven her toward future success.

With a nearly perfect grade-point average, Beasley is on the principal's honor roll at Paducah Tilghman and is a Paxton Scholar, selected as one of four outstanding minority students in her class. More recently, Beasley was offered the $30,000 William C. Parker Diversity Scholarship by the University of Kentucky and the Woodford R. Porter Scholarship by the University of Louisville.

"What motivates me is doing well for my grandparents, my aunt and uncle, and my sisters," Beasley said.

Beasley, the niece of Jonathan and Sarah Smith, is the Paducah Bank Teen of the Week. Each week in the online edition and Tuesday in the print edition, The Sun features a teen selected from nominees submitted by guidance counselors throughout the region. Near the end of the school year, one of the students profiled will be named Teen of the Year and receive a $5,000 scholarship. 
 
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Raber returns to statewide Student Advisory Council
Raber returns to statewide Student Advisory Council
by David Snow
The Paducah Sun
February 10, 2019
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Paducah Tilghman High School senior Grace Raber and three other Jackson Purchase students will take part in the Commissioner's Student Advisory Council, a group of 24 Kentucky students that provides input to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis.

Raber and Graves County senior Carson Sims are two of 11 students returning to the council after serving last year. Among the 13 students taking part in the council for the first time are Marshall County juniors Michael "C.J." Johnson and Luke Wyatt.

The Student Advisory Council will meet Wednesday in Frankfort to provide feedback to the commissioner's office and provide the students with the learning experience of working with others for achievement. The council will meet with Lewis and his staff to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting public school students and to discuss critical issues impacting Kentucky students and schools. 
 
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PTHS SBDM Special Meeting February 13
There will be a special meeting of the PTHS SBDM Council Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in the library. Please find agenda attached.

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