Paducah Tilghman HS

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PTHS Art Students Attend PSAD "Creative Spark"
PTHS Advances FPS Team and Six Team Members to State Governor's Cup Academic Competition
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PTHS Graduation Distinguished High Performing
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Paducah Tilghman HS

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

Peyton Patel Signing

Patel Signs Swimming Scholarship With Centre College

PTHS senior Peyton Patel signed a swimming scholarship with Centre College in a signing ceremony at Dinning Gymnasium on April 19, 2018.
Patel has been a member of the PTHS swim team for four years. She also swims for the Paducah Swim Team.  This year at the Region One Swim Tournament, Patel was region champion in the 50 yard freestyle and 100 yard freestyle, and was a part of the regional champion 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay teams. For her performance, Patel was named the Female Swimmer of the Year at the Region One tournament.
"One of the best things about coaching Peyton is that she is a learner", said Paducah Swim Team head coach Kevin Blum. "She's a student in the pool. That makes it really easy to coach because she takes every day as an opportunity to get better."
"As the only senior, Peyton has been positive person and a leader for her team mates on the PTHS swim team," said PTHS swim team head coach Mark Curtis. 
Peyton is a member of the PTHS swim team, Interact Club, and choir. She is on the staff of the Tilghman Bell. She is a graduate of the Paducah Chamber of Commerce Youth LEAD program. She serves as a volunteer at the Community Kitchen. Her parents are Shiraz and Melanie Patel. 
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Addison Rogers and Lance Butler

PTHS’s Rogers Named State Champion At Future Business Leaders of America Conference

Paducah Tilghman High School junior Addie Rogers earned the State Championship title in Impromptu Speaking at the Future Business Leaders of America State Conference in Louisville. Junior Lance Butler earned the 5th place overall state trophy in FBLA Business Calculations.

Rogers and Butler will advance to the FBLA national competition in Baltimore, MD, in June.

A total of 18 Tilghman students attended the state conference, 16 as regional competition qualifiers and 2 as voting delegates. In addition to competing in their individual competition categories, students attended various workshops and engaged with other FBLA delegates from around the state.

Kari Balkey and Chelsea Saladino serve as advisors for Tilghman’s FBLA students. 
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PTHS NJROTC Visits Kentucky Veteran and Patriot Museum

Members of the Paducah Tilghman High School Navy Junior ROTC unit recently visited the Kentucky Veteran and Patriot Museum in Wickliffe.  
The cadets toured the museum to see displays from area veterans, and heard presentations by the Patriot Guard Riders, and museum director, Mrs. Sandy Hart.  
Pictured are (left to right standing), Cadets Amysha Wade, Matthew Curran, Connor Martin, ZeaAudre Tharpe, Seth Smith, Morelia Alvarado, Christopher Crouch, Justin Johnson, Ethen Hinson, Dilynn Brewer, Alexzander English Alec Landreth, Larry Kirby, Nikolay Roof, James Littlemyer, and Armando Lopez.  Kneeling (left to right) are Brennan Rouse, Heather Barrows, Mrs. Sandy Hart, Coy Merry, Jovan Lopez, and TraShaun Mays.
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Tanner Jones

Jones First In State Carpentry Competition

Paducah Tilghman senior Stephen Tanner Jones won first place at the the first year carpentry event at state competition. Congratulations!

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PTHS Band Wind Ensemble

PTHS Band of Blue Wind Ensemble Receives Distinguished Rating.

Congratulations to the PTHS Band of Blue Wind Ensemble for receiving a distinguished rating at the KMEA Third District Concert Band Assessment in Bowling Green, KY on April 12, 2018. With the distinguish rating, the Band of Blue Wind Ensemble qualifies for the KMEA State Concert Band/Orchestra Assessment in Louisville, KY on May 7-8, 2018. More +
Hannah Fischer

Tilghman tennis star loves helping out

by Emily Williams
The Paducah Sun
April 9, 2018
Used with permission. 
Hanna Fischer has a passion for lending a helping hand.

Whether it be teaching youngsters to play on the tennis court, or volunteering at Lourdes hospital, she is eager to reach out to help others.

The Paducah Tilghman senior has played varsity tennis for four years. She serves as a tennis coach to elementary-aged students because she wants to get the younger generation involved in the sport, which she said often takes the back seat to other sports such as basketball or soccer.
Being named most valuable player of Paducah Tilghman's tennis team both her sophomore and junior years was a confidence-builder for her.

"There were multiple seniors on the team at that time, so to be recognized as someone who is seen as a most valuable player and still be in 10th grade, that was pretty big for me," she said.

Fischer, the daughter of Mae Fischer and Taria Sayyad of Paducah, is the Paducah Bank Teen of the Week. Each Monday 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. 
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Mark Taylor and Lizzy Barnes

Two Paducah Tilghman High School Students Selected For KY Governor's School for the Arts

Paducah Tilghman High School junior Lizzy Barnes has been selected to attend Kentucky’s 2018 Governor’s School for the Arts program. Sophomore Mark Taylor has been selected as an alternate.

Governor’s School for the Arts provides hands-on arts opportunities for promising high school sophomores and juniors in nine different arts disciplines: Architecture, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, Musical Theater, New Media, Visual Art, and Vocal Music. The three week program takes place at Centre College.
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Megan Davis

Davis Selected For Murray’s Commonwealth Honors Academy Program

Paducah Tilghman High School junior Megan Davis has been selected to attend the Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray State University June 9 to June 30. The Commonwealth Honors Academy (CHA) is a three-week academic, social, and personal growth program for outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year. Students are selected from the Commonwealth and surrounding regions. More +
8th grade transition night flyer

8th Grade Transition Night Dinner April 23

Rising 8th grade students, parents, and guardians are invited to an 8th Grade Transition Night Dinner on Monday, April 23 from 6:00 - 7:30 at Paducah Tilghman High School. Learn about classes, extracurricular activities, and scheduling options for next year. Complete pre-registration information,
and meet one-on-one with PTHS staff.  There will be three dinner tickets available for each student. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m.
If  a student is unable to attend April 23, please remember that all entering students MUST register with a member of the PTHS faculty. Those not in attendance on the 23rd must make up this time on their own. For more information, please contact PTHS at 270.444.5650.  To view or download the flyer, click "Read More". 
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GSP 2018

Seven Paducah Tilghman Juniors Selected for Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program

Paducah Tilghman High School juniors Lance Butler, Joseph Price, Grace Raber, Addie Rogers, Kate Rogers, Eileen Sember, and Austin Yarbrough have been accepted to the 2018 Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program. 

The Governor's Scholars Program is a prestigious five-week summer program that is limited to 1,020 of the state's most outstanding students. Established in 1983, the program provides academic and personal growth through the balance of a strong liberal arts program with a full co-curricular and residential life experience.

The program is designed to help the participants achieve their academic and personal potential, encourage leadership skills, and to develop their creativity and critical thinking skills. The scholars will convene this year at Northern Kentucky University, Morehead State University, and Murray State University.
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Rotary April Students of the Month

Shannon and Knox Named April Rotary Students of the Month

Paducah Tilghman seniors Lara Shannon and Jordan Knox have been named PTHS Rotary Scholars of the month for April 2018. The Rotary Club selects scholars from area seniors who demonstrate strong leadership, academic excellence, and service to community.
Lara is a member of the PTHS tennis team, PTHS student council, FCCLA, Beta Club, and National Honor Society. She works at Kirchoff's Bakery. After graduation, she plans to attend the University of Kentucky. Her parents are Kevin and Angie Shannon.
Jordan is a member of the PTHS Band of Blue and Beta Club. He is a member of Paducah Kappa League and works at Wendy's. After graduation he plans to attend Murray State University and study veterinary medicine. His parents Charles and Princella Knox.
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Youth LEAD Group

Chamber Honors Youth LEAD at PIP Breakfast

The Paducah Chamber of Commerce Youth LEAD Class #7 for 2017-8 was recognized for completing the program during the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce’s Power in Partnership breakfast on April 12.   PTHS junior Addison Rogers was honored at Youth LEAD member of the year.
PTHS students who were members of Youth LEAD Class #7 included (l to r) Grace Raber, Katelyn Rogers, Brooklyn Ross, Lance Butler, Keyshun Curry, Grace Denton, Addison Rogers, and Chloe Bilak.
Youth LEAD is a program designed to develop and prepare students for future community support and leadership roles in Paducah/McCracken County. Students spend one day a month for five months learning about human needs and service learning, communication and career development, business and economy, law and government, and healthcare in McCracken County. 
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KHSAA to Honor '68 and '93 PTHS Track Teams at State Meet

The KHSAA will be honoring its silver and golden anniversary state championship track teams at the 2018 KHSAA State Track & Field Championships.
PTHS will have three state championship teams that will be honored:
1968 AA Paducah Tilghman Boys' state championship team 
1993 AA Paducah Tilghman Boys' state championship team 
1993 AA Paducah Tilghman Girls' state championship team 
The 2018 KHSAA State Track & Field Championships will take place May 17-19 at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. The anniversary teams will all be recognized during the AA meet on Friday evening, May 18, 2018.
Athletes and coaches from the '68 and '93 teams are invited to attend this year's state meet.  KHSAA will provide 2 complimentary tickets (one for themselves and one for a guest) and recognize those participants on the infield during the event.  If you would like to attend the recognition, please contact PTHS athletic director Kris Durfee via e-mail or at 270.444.5650. Deadline to reply is May 11.

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National History Day Participants

Paducah Public Schools Advance 43 Students To National History Day State Competition

Forty-three students from the Paducah Public Schools have advanced to the Kentucky History Day / National History Day state competition at the University of Kentucky on April 21. The Kentucky History Day / National History Day theme for 2018 is “Conflict and Compromise in History.”
The National History Day organization offers year-long programs that engage over half a million elementary, middle, and high school students from around the world in conducting original, independent research on historical topics of interest. Students research topics of their choice, using primary and secondary resources. Students may compete in one of five categories: documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, or website. All competitors write process papers and compose annotated bibliographies. At all levels of competition, students present projects and are interviewed by a panel of judges. 
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Ian Berry Artist

Denim Artist Ian Berry Visits PTHS Art Students

PTHS art teacher John Romang and his students were visited by Ian Berry, a world-renowned artist from England known for his work with denim, on April 10.  Berry is on a tour of major US cities, including New York, D.C., Philadelphia, Greensboro, and Nashville. It was a wonderful opportunity for our students to get to meet a famous artist and to see his work first hand. More +
Swim Team State finishers

PTHS Swimmers Win State Championships

Two Paducah Swim Team members each earned individual titles at the Kentucky Swimming State Championships on March 24 in Lexington. 

Caleb Fell, a junior at Paducah Tilghman High School, placed first in the boys 1650-yard freestyle finals. Tilghman sophomore Hayes Varvel captured the state title in the 13-14 boys 200-yard butterfly.Fell and Varvel both set new Paducah Swim Team club records with their championship efforts.
On the girls side, freshman McCall Hutcheson finished third in the girls 15 and over 1500 freestyle.

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Jonathan Durr

Durr Named to Commissioner's Counselor Advisory Council

PTHS guidance counselor Jonathan Durr has been selected as member of the Commissioner's Counselor Advisory Council.
This will be the inaugural council for counselors across the Commonwealth. It was established to provide Kentucky’s Commissioner of Education with input from counselors across the state, and to advise on educational priorities that meet the needs of the whole child ensuring the provision of a transition-ready workforce.
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March 2018 Tilghman Bell Online

You can see the March 2018 issue of the Tilghman Bell here.
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NJROTC Academic Team Lemon Bay Competition

PTHS NJROTC Participates in Lemon Bay Academic Competition

Members of the Paducah Tilghman High School Navy Junior ROTC (NJROTC) unit academic team recently earned a second place trophy in the Englewood, Florida, Lemon Bay High School “Manta Maniac” JROTC academic competition, in which schools from across the country participated.  NJROTC senior cadet Coy Merry earned the high score on the Paducah Tilghman team.  Team members are (left to right) Kevin Hobbs, Coy Merry, Noah Hollar, Christopher Crouch, and Megan Summers. More +
Alexia Tyler P Sun Student of the Week

Teen intent on becoming a leader

Emily Williams
The Paducah Sun
March 19, 2018
Used with permission.
Whether it's on the soccer field, at her internship, or in the community and classroom, Alexia Tyler comes across as a natural-born leader.

She has an extensive list of school and community-related activities, including an internship with Paducah Mayor Brandi Harless for the 2017-18 school year.

"If you want to be a leader, you have to be a worker," said Tyler, a senior at Paducah Tilghman High School.

She said having a leadership role in several different settings in high school opened her up to building the qualities leaders should have. She believes leaders should not only be organized but also open-minded, cooperative, and good at talking with other people.
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Upcoming Events


PTHS Tennis at Mayfield

Mon Apr 23 2018

PTHS Baseball at St. Mary

Tue Apr 24 2018
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