A Tradition of Excellence
"I am very excited to welcome you to a very select group - the student body of Paducah Tilghman High School. We have reason to be proud of our school because of its outstanding reputation in our state and nation. Tilghman students for many years have compiled noteworthy achievements in both their scholastic and extra curricular endeavors. We know that you can appreciate this tradition, and that we can expect you and your fellow students to add to the luster of our school's past accomplishments. We want your days at Tilghman to be enjoyable, profitable, fulfilling and hope that you take advantage of the many opportunities which will be made available to you."


Arthur Davis, Principal
Paducah Tilghman News
Paducah Tilghman’s Kelly and dos Remedios Named National Merit Scholarship Finalists
PADUCAH, KY - Paducah Tilghman High School seniors Claire Kelly and Jose Roberto dos Remedios have been named finalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Approximately 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, included the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

Kelly and dos Remedios are among the 15,000 students nationwide who have advanced to finalists status. To become a finalist, a semifinalist and his or her high school must submit a detailed scholarship application in which information about the semifinalist's academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received are provided. A finalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn an SAT score that confirm the student's earlier performance on the qualifying test.

Kelly is an AP Scholar and an alumna of the Governor’s Scholars Program. She is co-president of the PTHS choir and is a member of the female a cappella ensemble, Concordia. She is a member of the Paducah Tilghman Bell staff, serving as Photography Editor and Co-Editor of Arts and Entertainment. In addition, she is co-captain of the Mock Trial Team, president of the Beta Club, and a member of the National Honor Society. She is active in the youth programming and main stage productions at the Market House Theatre, is the current president of the Maiden Alley Cinema Teen Scene Board, and is a member of First Presbyterian Church where she is active in the youth group and choir. Kelly was recently named a semifinalist in the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. She will attend Belmont University in the fall where she has been named a Faculty Scholar. She is the daughter of Robin and Keith Kelly.

Dos Remedios is an AP Scholar with Distinction, an alumnus of the Governor’s School for the Arts, a Paducah Sun Teen of the Week, and is one of Kentucky’s nominees to the United States Presidential Scholars Program. He serves as co-president of the PTHS choir and is a member of the male a cappella ensemble, Prime Rib. He is the Features Editor for the Paducah Tilghman Bell. He is a member of the Varsity Academic Team, competing on the quick recall team and in the math and arts and humanities individual competition categories. He is a member of the Beta Club, the National Honor Society, the Mock Trial Team, and the Young Democrats Club. He is active on the Youth Missions Council at Concord United Methodist Church. Dos Remedios will attend the University of Pennsylvania in the fall. He is the son of Julie and Roberto dos Remedios.

“It’s exciting for Tilghman to have exceptional students such as Claire and Jose Roberto reach this academic pinnacle,” said Assistant Principal Jonathan Smith. “Their accomplishments in the classroom, participation and leadership in clubs and activities that enrich Tilghman and the school system, and dedication to create positive change in their community are marks of true excellence.”

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Tilghman’s Wainscott Named Centre Fellow Merit Scholar
Paducah, KY - Emery Wainscott, Paducah Tilghman junior, has been named a Centre Fellow in Centre College’s merit based scholarship program.

Centre Fellow candidates must rank in the top 5% of the junior class, must be enrolled in a strong college preparatory curriculum, must have at least a 28 on the ACT, must exhibit outstanding citizenship in the school and community, and should possess a sincere interest in a liberal arts and sciences education. Wainscott was nominated by Paducah Tilghman High School.

Centre Fellows receive a $20,000 minimum guaranteed scholarship per year at Centre College. Centre Fellows are eligible for additional merit awards.

The Centre Fellows Scholarship Program’s aim is to recognize and reward some of the nation’s brightest, most involved young people.

Wainscott is a member of the National Honor Society, the Speech and Debate Team, the Student Council, the Chamber Choir, and is a staff writer for the Tilghman Bell. She competes on the varsity Academic Team and the Future Problem Solvers Team. In addition, she volunteers as a peer tutor at Tilghman and is a member of the Lourdes Hospital Teen Volunteer Program. She is the daughter of Jodi and Britton Wainscott.

“Emery’s choice to make academic achievement a priority has already caught the attention of one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country,” said School Counselor Rebecca Rogers. “With her excellent grades and stellar test scores, it’s no surprise that she is being courted by Centre College. She follows her passions and uses her strengths to benefit clubs and teams at Tilghman. Emery’s positive impact at school and in the community is certainly to be commended.”
PTHS Academic Team Advances to Regional Tournament
Congratulations to the PTHS Academic Team for their strong performance at District Governors Cup competition, which was held at McCracken County High School on January 29.  The following students will be advancing to Regional Competition on February 18.

The PT Quick Recall team was second place. The QR team includes John Holtgrewe, Jose Roberto "Paco" dos Remedios, Nick Beeny, Anna Grace McGee, Connor Trimble, Landon Rutherford, Coy Merry, Ricardo dos Remedios, Emery Wainscott, and Michael-Ellen Walden.

The PT Future Problem Solving team was second place. Members of the FPS team include Taylor Willis, James Luke McGee, Emery Wainscott, and Grace Raber.   
The following students had top five finishes in subject matter tests and composition:

Math:  Lance Butler (4th place) and Jose Roberto "Paco" dos Remedios (5th place)
Science:  Marco Garcia (4th place)
Social Studies: Nicholas Beeny (1st place) and John Holtgrewe (3rd place)
Language Arts: Anna Grace McGee (1st place), Emery Wainscott (2nd place) and Talia Housman (3rd place)
Arts and Humanites: James Luke McGee (3rd place), Jose Roberto "Paco" dos Remedios (4th place) and Talia Housman (5th place)
Composition:  Emery Wainscott (4th place) and Taylor Willis (5th place)

"Legacy" and "Bright Futures" Art Exhibitions on Display at Paducah School of Art and Design
Two art exhibitions that include work from PTHS students and area art educators will be on display at the Paducah School of Art and Design through February 23.

Legacy is an exhibition of works by, and a tribute to, past and present middle and high school art educators. The exhibition includes work by PTHS art teacher Ruth Baggett. The exhibit is on display at the Bill Ford Gallery in the Paducah School of Art and Design.

The Legacy exhibition is complemented by Bright Futures, a selection of high school student works which will be on display in PSAD’s alcove galleries at the same time. Work from Tilghman art students is included in the exhibition.

More information on the exhibition can be found at iList Paducah. The Bill Ford Gallery is located in PSAD’s 2D and Graphic Design Building at 905 Harrison Street in Lower Town, Paducah. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9am - 4pm; Saturday 10am - 4pm.

PT Wrestlers Hamilton and Fitzgerald Advance to State
Tilghman wrestlers Jackson Fitzgerald (l) and Ray Hamilton (r) advanced to the state tournament with their top four finishes at the First Region Wrestling Tournament held at Hopkinsville High School on February 11-12. Hamilton finished 3rd in the region in the 120 lb. weight class and Jackson Fitzgerald finished 2nd in the 220 lb. weight class. They will be competing at the state wrestling meet this weekend in Lexington, Kentucky.

Upcoming Events
Paducah Swim Team at State Meet
Sun Feb 19 2017
to Sat Feb 25 2017
PTHS Boys Basketball at District Tournament
Mon Feb 20 2017
to Fri Feb 24 2017
PTHS Girls Basketball at 2nd District Tournament
Mon Feb 20 2017
to Fri Feb 24 2017
PTHS Boys Basketball at Regional Tournament
Wed Mar 1 2017
to Tue Mar 7 2017
PT Speech at State
Thu Mar 9 2017
to Sat Mar 11 2017
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