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District News
Six Academic Team Members Advance to State Competition
The PTHS Academic team finished in third place out of thirteen teams in the KAAC Governor's Cup Regional tournament held on February 18, and six students advanced to the state academic team competition.

Nicholas Beeny placed third in Social Studies. Lance Butler placed fourth in Math. Jose Roberto "Paco" dos Remedios placed third in Math and fourth in Arts and Humanities. John Holtgrewe placed first in Social Studies. Anna Grace McGee placed second in Language Arts. Taylor Willis placed second in competition.

The Future Problem Solving team finished third in region, missing a state berth by just one place. The FPS team included James Luke McGee, Grace Raber, Emery Wainscott, and Taylor Willis.

photo caption, l to r: Lance Butler, Anna Grace McGee, John Holtgrewe, Nick Beeny, Marco Garcia, Jose Roberto "Paco" dos Remedios, Coach Christine Wynne
Clark Elementary School’s Ava Smith Awarded DAR Youth Citizenship Medal
Paducah, KY - Ava Smith, Clark Elementary School 5th grader, has been awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution Youth Citizenship Medal for her demonstration of outstanding patriotism, honor, service, courage, and leadership.

Nominated by Clark Elementary, Smith received a medal and certificate from Cindy Byrd, member of the Paducah chapter of the DAR, for her contributions to her school and community. Smith volunteers at the Family Service Society, is a member of the Clark Junior Beta Club, and is on the All-A Honor Roll. She is the daughter of Nikki and Mark Smith.

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.

“Ava sets an excellent example among her peers and is a role model to younger students,” said Junior Beta Club sponsor Sharon Carvell. “Her actions at Clark make a positive impact, and I am certain she will be an invested student and community member throughout her middle school and high school years.”

Photo: DAR representative Cindy Byrd presents Clark Elementary School 5th grader Ava Smith with the DAR Youth Citizenship Medal. Pictured are Clark Elementary School Principal Steve Ybarzabal, Byrd, Smith, and parents Nikki and Mark Smith.
PTHS Freshmen Partner with Clark Jr. Beta Club For Empty Bowls Project of Paducah Bowl Glazing
Junior Beta Club members at Clark Elementary School took part in the Empty Bowls Project of Paducah on February 8th, glazing 40 bowls that will be given to the community-wide fundraising event. This marks the fifth year Clark Junior Beta Club members have participated in the project. Clark Elementary’s partnership with the Empty Bowls Project is the longest of any school in the region, with students glazing over 300 bowls to date. Junior Beta Club sponsor Sharon Carvell explained, “Our Beta Club members are very eager to do community service. Empty Bowls is fun and a way for our students to help our community.”

The Empty Bowls Project is a grassroots movement to help end hunger in Paducah. Profits from the event benefit Paducah’s Community Kitchen, where free hot meals are served five days a week to anyone in need. Last year, over 60,000 meals were served to Paducah’s hungry.

This year, Paducah Tilghman freshmen Kate Criner, Emma Massey, Walker McNeill, and Jackson Mundy spearheaded the event for the Clark students. Facilitated by three 2106 Tilghman graduates for the past four years, the new leaders were eager to accept ownership of the project.
PTHS’s Grace Raber Named Speech Regional Champion; Team Earns 28 Spots in KHSSL State Speech Tournament
Grace Raber, Paducah Tilghman sophomore, earned the regional championship title in Prose Interpretation at the 2017 KHSSL Murray Regional Tournament on Saturday, February 4. Points earned from her win advanced her to a National Speech and Debate Association Degree of Excellence.

Five additional team members earned podium finishes at the tournament, placing them among the top six competitors in the region.

Senior captain John Holtgrewe earned a 4th place overall designation in Extemporaneous Speaking. Sophomore teammate Addie Rogers captured the 5th place overall win in the same competition category. Points earned from her win advanced Rogers to her NSDA Degree of Excellence.

Freshman Kate Criner was named 4th overall in the region in Prose Interpretation. Criner advanced to a National Speech and Debate Association Degree of Honor

Earning 5th place overall wins were senior Nina Brown, Dramatic Interpretation, and freshman Travis Trimble, Broadcast Announcing.

Nominations Being Accepted for PTHS Hall of Fame
Nominations are being accepted for the Paducah Tilghman High School Hall of Fame.

This prestigious honor is bestowed on Tilghman/Lincoln High School graduates to recognize outstanding accomplishments and to provide role models for the current student body. Selection criteria include excellence in the individual’s chosen career, community service, and overall integrity.

The recipient of this award will be recognized at graduation and a portrait with a biography will hang in the Wall of Fame Hallway at Paducah Tilghman. The honor may not be bestowed posthumously. A selection committee will choose the recipient.

To nominate a PTHS or Lincoln High School alumnus, please complete the attached form and return it to the attention of Jonathan Smith at Paducah Tilghman High School, 2400 Washington Street, Paducah, KY 42003. The deadline for submission is May 1, 2017.

Click "Read More" to see the nomination form.
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