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 High School Registration Dates
Thursday, July 27 – New to district and transfer students from 9:00 a.m. - 12 Noon in the Guidance Office.
Tuesday, August 1 – Grades 9 and 12 in the main gym from 8:30 a.m. - 12 Noon.
Wednesday, August 2  – Grades 10 and 11 in the main gym from 8:30 a.m. - 12 Noon.

Racer Leadership Institute Offered July 20-21
The Racer Leadership Institute is a two-day program for rising juniors and seniors with an emphasis on leadership, study strategies and of course, some fun. It will be offered on the campus of Murray State University July 20-21.

Students will have the opportunity to interact with current MSU students and staff and the institute will close out with the students each taking the ACT residual exam.( Please not that the ACT scores will be valid for admission purposes at Murray State University only and not transferrable to other institutions.)

The fee is only $20.00 per student and will include housing, meals, ACTR registration fees and other supplies. More information is available here.

College Essay Workshop Offered July 17 - 19
ACT Prep will offer a college essay writing workshop Monday, July 17 - Wednesday, July 19 in Paducah.

The 12-hour workshop will focus on the Common App essay, college-specific essays, and short answer essays required for college applications. Participants will bring a laptop computer or be given access to one and will compose the essays with guidance from the instructors. Instructors will give input on how to organize the essays, how to best highlight the student’s accomplishments and interests, how to gear the essay toward the prompt, and how to make the essays more creative. Post-workshop essay critiques will also be available.

For more information, you can download the flyer here.

Tilghman Students Merry and Reed Selected For Kentucky Boys State
Paducah Tilghman High School rising seniors Coy Merry and Aaron Reed have been selected to attend Kentucky Boys State to be held at Campbellsville University June 4th through 9th. Kentucky Boys State is among the most respected educational programs of government instruction for high school students, and is considered a highly regarded leadership training program. Each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government. Boys State has been a program of The American Legion since 1935, and was established in Kentucky in 1940.

At Kentucky Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights, privileges, duties and responsibilities of a voting citizen. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, training in various topics, assemblies, journalism and recreational programs.

Merry and Reed were nominated by Paducah Tilghman. Merry is the son of Robert Merry and the grandson of Jane Merry. Reed is the son of Joni and Stanley Reed.

Photo, l to r: Coy Merry, Aaron Reed

Tilghman Boys 2nd, Girls 4th at State Meet
by Mike Stunson
The Paducah Sun
May 21, 2017
Used with permission.

LEXINGTON — It’s easy to tell how much of a powerhouse a team is when there is disappointment surrounding a runner-up finish in the state championships.

But for a Paducah Tilghman track and field team that works all season for that elusive state championship — and expects that type of excellence each year — disappointment can be understood.

Still, the Blue Tornado came away with a more-than-respectable second-place finish at Friday evening’s Class 2A Track and Field State Championships at the University of Kentucky — with their 62 points trailing only Boyle County’s 113. It’s the second straight year that Tilghman’s boys have finished as the runner-up to Boyle. Last year, it came down to the final event between the two schools, but there wasn’t much doubt about this year’s outcome.

Tilghman continues dominance in region track and field
by Mike Stunson
The Paducah Sun, May 11, 2017
Used with permission.

For Travis Myers, succeeding in the pole vault is just his way of carrying on the family legacy. The senior Paducah Tilghman pole vaulter bested his personal record twice at Wednesday's Class 2A, Region 1 Track and Field Championships. Tilghman easily won the meet and yet another regional championship, with Myers playing his part by winning the pole vault competition. His jump of 14 feet, 6 inches tied the school record. He entered the day with a personal record of 14-1, but improved upon that twice on Wednesday. "I'm just going for the school record and fulfilling what my grandpa taught me. Our whole family pole vaulted," he said. "My grandpa competed at Purdue, my cousin at Alabama and my dad in high school." A niche sport, pole vault became Myers' go-to sport in eighth grade. Nowadays, pole vault and ROTC are what primarily take up his time, he said. It's shown, as Myers' top pole vault jump is second in Class 2A. He, of course, has aspirations of a state championship in his event, but team comes first.
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