Paducah Tilghman HS

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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

Little Shop of Horrors Graphic

PTHS Presents "Little Shop of Horrors" November 17 and 18

The PTHS Choral Department will present "Little Shop of Horrors" November 17 and 18 at the PTHS Auditorium, 2400 Washington Street.
There will be two performances Saturday, November 17 at 2:30 and 7:00 p.m. There will be one show Sunday, November 18, at 2:30 p.m.
All reserved seats are $15.00. General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Reserved tickets can be purchased at Tickets will also be available at the door.  For more information, click "Read More" to see the flyer.
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PTHS DAR Honorees 2018

Four Paducah Tilghman High School Students Receive Daughters of the American Revolution Youth Awards

Four Paducah Tilghman High School students have been honored by the Paducah chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for outstanding character and commitment to high ideals. The students were nominated by Paducah Tilghman. Local DAR representative Cindy Byrd presented the awards.

Senior Addie Rogers was awarded the DAR's highest student honor, the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award. The Good Citizens Award recognizes and  rewards individuals with dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. Recipients are selected by their schools because they demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree. She is the daughter of Rebecca and Mike Rogers.

Junior Reese Hutchins, sophomore Elijah Patrick, and freshman Gabby Copeland were awarded Youth Citizenship Medals for exemplifying honor, service, courage, leadership and patriotism. The DAR Youth Citizenship Medal was established to foster a greater appreciation of the qualities of American citizenship among schoolchildren. Schools and service organizations may nominate one student per grade in grades 5-11.

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Tilghman Seniors Selected to Attend Leadership Women 2018 Conference

PTHS Student Ambassadors Heather Barrows and Julianna Moore, both seniors, were nominated to represent Tilghman at the Leadercast Women 2018 Conference on October 12. They were selected and hosted by Cindy Butterbaugh of Progressive Marketing.

Leadercast Women is an annual one-day conference at which leaders from around the world learn from exceptional women and network with fellow attendees. Featuring an all-female slate of speakers, over 1,000 men and women attended the live conference in Atlanta with over 10,000, including Barrows and Moore, attending live broadcasts throughout the country.

Paducah Professional Women, Inc. sponsored the region’s live broadcast at the Murray State University Paducah Campus.

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2018 PTHS Homecoming Court

2018 Football Homecoming Court Announced

Congratulations to the PTHS 2018 Football Homecoming Court:

Xavier Snell, Janae Flemons, Malachi Kirby, Dasia Spann, Colbe Crim, Sara Hobbs, Lance Butler, Tai Liyah Patterson, Mitchell Crouch, Nautica Beasley, Makel Askew, and Anijah Flemons.

Paducah Tilghman will celebrate football senior night and homecoming this Friday, October 19. Seniors will be honored prior to the start of the PTHS vs. Fort Campbell game, which starts at 7:00 PM. The Homecoming ceremony will be at halftime.
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Girls Night Out 2018

Tornado Alley YSC Hosts Girls Night Out October 25

Tornado Alley YSC will host a Girls Night Out Community Partner Information Event/Wellness Fair on Thursday, October 25 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Paducah Tilghman High School.
The goal of Girls Night Out is to give girls and their mothers a "shot of positivity" through the community/wellness fair and on the practical side, provide resources for making positive choices.
For more information, click "Read More" to see the event flyer. For more information or to register, contact Lakilia Bedeau at 270.444.5650 ext. 2100 or via e-mail. 
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Grace Raber

Tilghman senior strives to set a positive example

by Emily Williams
The Paducah Sun
October 15, 2018
Used with permission.
As a foster child, Grace Raber has always made academic achievement a priority.

"I see being successful in education as a way for me to uplift fellow foster children and set an example for my foster and biological sisters," she said.

A senior at Paducah Tilghman High School, Raber is ranked first in her class and is a Kentucky Governor's Scholar. She will graduate with 12 AP credits, is an AP Scholar with Distinction and holds an ACT composite score of 33.

But even with such success under her belt, Raber's peers and teachers say she never seeks the limelight, always maintaining a humble disposition. 
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Innovation Hub groundbreaking

District Breaks Ground On Innovation Hub

Nearly 200 citizens from Paducah and McCracken County gathered to celebrate the beginning of construction on the Paducah Innovation Hub with a groundbreaking on October 15.

The Paducah Innovation Hub is a $22.6 million-dollar project that is being funded through a combination of state grants, district funds, and bonds. The Innovation Hub will serve the region in growing innovative talent in emerging industries with a state-of-the-art technology center where students of all ages and community members can access and connect to industry skills.

"The Paducah Innovation Hub has a regional approach, which means that it will be open to students from across the region to participate," Superintendent Donald Shively said. "Specifically, for our students who are in kindergarten through eighth grade, we envision a makerspace being the opportunity for students to ensure they build a vision for their life. They will be able to put their hands on specific tools used in modern business and industry.”

Construction is scheduled to begin next week and will continue for the next 18 months. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2020.
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Jasmine Meadows

Meadows Attends Rotary Youth Leadership Program

Paducah Tilghman sophomore Jasmine Meadows joined 80 students  from across the commonwealth for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Program in Greenville, Kentucky on September 27-30. Meadows received the "Best Leader" award for her group. 
RYLA is a leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs around the globe that encourages, recognizes and trains participants to become leaders.  

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Grace Raber

Paducah Tilghman’s Grace Raber Invited to Princeton University Humanities Symposium

Grace Raber, senior at Paducah Tilghman High School, has been invited to be one of only 100 outstanding student artists and scholars from across the country to attend Princeton University's Creative Arts and Humanities Symposium.

The symposium, which runs October 19-21, allows high school students to explore the arts and humanities in a college environment. Raber was nominated by administrators at Paducah Tilghman and invited to attend by Princeton University’s Dean of Admissions.
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Tilghman Speech Competes at White House Tournament

Three Tilghman speech team members advanced to finals at the White House High School Invitational on Saturday, October 6. Lillian Wisner (11) placed third overall in Prose, Camille Harris (11) placed fourth in Humorous Interpretation, and Angelea Shute (12) placed sixth in Tall Tales. Competitors Tatiyannah Alfaro-Jackson (11), Shioneka Farr (11), Lois Akpabio (9), and Gabby Copeland (9) also placed among the top three in preliminary rounds for their respective categories. 

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Paige Kight

Kight Named State Champion in KCTE Writing Contest

Paige Kight, Paducah Tilghman High School freshman, has earned state champion honors in the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English / Language Arts writing contest. Kight earned top honors for her entry in last spring’s middle school poetry division. Her poem, “Duality,” will be published in this year’s Kentucky English Bulletin.

"The level at which Paige writes is well beyond her years," said freshmen English teacher Tony Cardon. "I can’t wait to continue to see her explore and improve her craft.”
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Parking and Drop-Off Changes Begin October 15

Due to the construction of the Innovation Hub beginning Monday, October 15:

- All student parking will be across the street from the main gym.
- All student drop offs in the morning and pick ups in the afternoon will need to be in the front of the school.
- Faculty/Staff will need to enter the back parking lot from the Otis Dinning Street gate.

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DeAudrea Horne

Paducah Tilghman graduate in running for Miss Louisiana

by Emily Williams
The Paducah Sun
October 3, 2018
Used with permission.
Nearly a decade after graduating from Paducah Tilghman High School in 2009, DeAudrea Horne, 27, has not stopped hustling in pursuit of her dreams.

The PTHS graduate is one of 16 women selected to compete in the Miss Louisiana USA pageant this weekend, and she plans to use her appearance as an opportunity to promote her Olympic quest as a skeleton athlete.

After being introduced to the sport of skeleton through the NBC show "Scouting Camp: Next Olympic Hopeful" and placing runner-up, Horne joined the U.S. Skeleton Development Team.

Since then, she has been pursuing her dream of competing in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. 
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September Tilghman Bell Available Online

The September 2018 issue of the Tilghman Bell has been posted online. Click here to see the latest issue. More +
PTHS Speech Candidate's Forum

PTHS Speech Hosts Candidate's Forum October 18

The Tilghman Speech Team will host a 2018 Kentucky Congressional Candidates Forum Thursday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. in cafeteria of Paducah Tilghman High School The forum will give candidates a chance to communicate their positions to the public before November's general election. The event, run entirely by speech teach members, is free and open to the general public.

Candidates Randy Bridges, Martha Emmons, Danny Carroll, and Julie Tennyson plan to attend.
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NJROTC Sports Challenge

Paducah Tilghman High School Navy Junior ROTC Unit Competes in Hopkins County Central High School Junior ROTC Storm Sports Challenge

 Members of the Paducah Tilghman High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) unit recently participated in the Hopkins County Central High School Junior ROTC Storm Sports Challenge in Morton’s Gap, KY.   The unit was awarded  a second place trophy in the  one mile relay, and a third place in the 104 yard dash relay.  The competition featured junior ROTC units from 13 high schools in two states. Navy, Army and Air Force JROTC units participated in the event.  Paducah Tilghman NJROTC cadets who participated in the sports competition were (from left to right):  Madison Engler, Tayler Hilton, Steven Robson, Shawntrell Milan, Breyda Alvarado, Jullian Pearson, Carrie Houser, Amysha Wade, Noah Hollar, Tristyn Perkins, Morelia Alvarado, Michael Mayes, Tai Liyah Patterson, Lillian Meyers, Alyjah Frazier, Joe Currin, TraShaun Mays, Brennan Rouse, Ethen Hinson, James Littlemyer, Alexzander English, Nikolay Roof, Orianna Kenley-Hill, Arjayla Askew, Jadean Breidenbach, Gage Watson, Haylee Patterson, and Javeon Wilson.  (Click Read More to see a larger photo) More +
Criner adn Raber Contest Winners

Tilghman’s Kate Criner Named State Champion in Kentucky English Teachers’ State Writing Contest

Kate Criner, Paducah Tilghman High School junior, has been named state champion in the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts high school writing contest. Criner’s poem, “Admirable Abuse,” earned her the state’s first place designation in the poetry category.

In addition, Criner’s entry entitled “Reach Out and Take Hold” earned the state runner up award in the argumentative essay category.

Senior Grace Raber earned the state’s 3rd place designation in the informational / explanatory category for “How Education Helped Save this Foster Child’s Life.”

The three pieces will be published in this year’s Kentucky English Bulletin.

The writing contest is sponsored and judged by English and language arts teachers from around the state, and the contest is open to all Kentucky high school students.
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Lance Butler

Paducah Tilghman’s Lance Butler Earns National Merit Semifinalist Designation

Paducah Tilghman High School senior Lance Butler has achieved the distinction of National Merit Semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Butler is one of 16,200 semifinalists selected from 1.5 million high school juniors who entered the program by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The nationwide pool of semifinalists, which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.

From the approximately 16,000 semifinalists, 15,000 are expected to advance to finalist status. From these finalists, half will receive scholarships offered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. In addition, semifinalists and finalists are eligible for numerous full and partial scholarships from various public and private universities.
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Sanders Tech Student of the Week

Tilghman junior to help in Habitat Home Construction

by David  B. Snow
The Paducah Sun
September 14, 2018
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Michael Sanders is in his second year of carpentry at the Paducah Area Technical Center, but he is already getting ready to put his skills to use, taking part in a local Habitat for Humanity project.

The junior at Paducah Tilghman High School will be among several volunteers to build a home in Paducah for a family in need.

"It's definitely exciting," he said. "It's going to be neat to get more of a hands-on feel with the real-world construction. It feels good to be doing it for a good cause, just knowing that you're building this and putting hard work into it, and it's going to go to a family that really needs it." 
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Addie Rogers Teen of the week

Teen advocates for youth involvement

by Emily Williams
The Paducah Sun
September 17, 2018
Used with permission.
From a very young age, Addie Rogers has had the ability to not only spot a need, but be a part of the solution.

When people asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she would confidently tell them she wanted to be president of the United States.

Things haven't changed much for the Paducah Tilghman senior, who has worked diligently to lay the academic groundwork needed to reach her collegiate goals. With a hope to one day run for public office, Rogers has begun to immerse herself in local government, interning with Paducah Mayor Brandi Harless and the Paducah Human Rights Commission.

"Growing up, politics and government were always really important to me," Rogers said. "I was fortunate enough to have parents who taught me to give back and get involved."

Rogers, the daughter of Mike and Rebecca Rogers of Paducah, is the Paducah Bank Teen of the Week.
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