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Daily Announcements 05.10.21

Daily Student Announcements
May 10, 2021
  • Honors Night is tomorrow night at 6 in the auditorium. Students who have been notified should be there by 5:40. 
  • Senior Signing Day is May 18th at 9 am. Students need to wear shirts of their respective colleges. Parents are encouraged to attend the celebration! 
  • Library Announcement: It’s time to get all books back to the library. Books need to be returned to the library by May 15th or there will be a $25 lost book fee. Also, any McCracken County Library book that you’ve checked out through the PT library this year needs to be returned to the PT library as soon as possible.
  • Everyone is invited to welcome the new head football coach, Sean Thompson and our new PMS Head Coach, Ben Seig at George Wilson’s venue, Reevesville Outdoor Venue on Friday, May 14th from 5:30-8:30. Please see attachment for more details.
  • Summer Bridge Program: Graduating Seniors testing into MAT 61 Foundations of College Algebra are eligible to be a part of WKCTC’s Summer Bridge Program! It is an amazing opportunity and it is free!  Please see attachments for more information.
  • ACT Workshop: Please see attachment for details of ACT workshop for June ACT!
  • Tornado Alley YSC Announcements:
  • NOW HIRING! Paducah Parks Department have several summer positions.
Online applications can be found at www.paducahky.gov/human-resources
Contact Human Resources Human Resources DepartmentCity Hall, 1st Floor300 South 5th StreetP.O. Box 2267Paducah, KY 42002-2267270-444-8540
. Positions are listed below… Contact Taylor at 444-1331 for more information.
Pool Attendant
Summer Camp Coordinator
Recreation Leader (for Summer Camp)
  • Cap and Gown Assistance: Are you a Senior? Do you need assistance with your Cap & Gown? Stop by Tornado Alley YSC Room 100.
  • AIMS (10th & 11th graders)
Do you enjoy meeting new people? Are you a first time generation college student? If you would like to stay on a college campus and learn some exciting skills…AIMS may be for you! Stop by Tornado Alley YSC for more info.
Now Hiring! McDonald’s on Jackson Street is accepting applications
Flexible scheduling, premium pay plus bonus program for all new hires, educational aid program, and free food and uniforms, are just some of the benefits of being on the McDonald's Team.  
Students can apply on-line or text an application. Contact Cathy Elliott at 270.554.4002 x2 for more info!
  • Internship Opportunity! See below...
The Prichard Committee Student Voice Team, with the support of National Geographic, has created an incredible opportunity for students interested in podcasting around education equity and justice issues in Kentucky: 
The KY edStorytellers Fellowship is an 8-month virtual program teaching Kentucky students journalism tenets, storytelling techniques, and production skills in order to amplify and elevate the voices of students who are least heard in our education systems through podcasting. Through the Fellowship, which provides students a $500 stipend and all needed technology, student podcasters will have in-depth lessons preparing them to produce high-quality pieces focused on their chosen education equity issue in Kentucky. 
Students can apply for the Fellowship solo or in cohorts of 2-4 students, preferably in the same geographic region. Alongside the curriculum and mentorship, Fellows will also be invited to special storytelling webinars to learn from other education storytellers around the country.
Students can learn more about the Fellowship and find the link to apply at https://kyedstorytellers.carrd.co/
Guidance Announcements:
  • AP TESTING will be May 3rd through the 17th.  Students need to pay for AP Exams by May 1st.  AP Teachers have the calendar showing the specific test dates.  Mrs. Rogers will message students their location and times next week.
  • All students are encouraged to sign up for the upcoming NACAC Virtual College Fairs.  You can register for free at virtualcollegefairs.org. More than 500 colleges and universities will present more than 1,500 Zoom sessions for high school students. It's a great way to explore, ask questions, and demonstrate interest... all without leaving home.
  • Attention seniors!  Please take a minute to check out the scholarships posted on our website.  Ms. Newsome adds new ones every week!
Go to Paducah Tilghman High School>Guidance>Scholarship Information>Current Scholarship Information>This is where you will find a long list of scholarships that grows by the day!  Check the website weekly so you don't miss a deadline!

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Posted Tuesday, May 11, 2021

PFA Hosts Football Coach Welcome Friday May 14

The Paducah Football Association will host a Welcome Party for PTHS Head Football Coach Sean Thompson and PM Head Football Coach Ben Seig Friday, May 14, 5:30 - 7:30 PM at Reevesville Outdoor Venue.

Join us as we introduce Coach Thompson and Coach Seig to parents and players. This is open to all players and their families from our little league, middle school, & high school football programs. Food and games will be provided.

The PT Booster Club will meet with Coach Thompson. Paducah Middle parents are encouraged to attend this meeting as well. 

Please click "more" to see the flyer for more information.

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Posted Monday, May 10, 2021

Conner Signs Wrestling Scholarship with Thomas More University

Paducah Tilghman High School wrestler David Conner signed a scholarship with Thomas More University in a signing ceremony held at PTHS on May 10.

Conner began wrestling in fifth grade with a club team in Mayfield. He was a member of the McCracken County Wrestling team as an eighth grader and a freshman, then wrestled for PTHS his sophomore, junior and senior years. He has advanced to the state wrestling tournament every year since eighth grade and placed fifth in the state tournament his junior and senior years. This year’s fifth place finish was remarkable because Conner broke his ankle early in the season and was unable to wrestle until the regional tournament. Despite that, he advanced through the regional and semi-state to the state tournament.

Thomas More, which finished eighth and had three wrestlers place at the 2021 NAIA Wrestling National Championship, asked Conner to visit after seeing him at the KHSAA state tournament.

“Thomas More has a small, close knit campus, which will give me a chance to know the teachers really well,” Conner said. “The wrestling team is really hard working and new. They get along well and want everyone to succeed, and that’s what I love most about a wrestling team.”

“David’s been with us since the beginning,” said PTHS Head Wrestling Coach Seth Livingston. “As coaches we’re looking for guys who commit themselves to what we’re doing and then take that to the next level. One thing we always talk about is being the example. For the last five years, David’s been our example in his commitment, leadership, and work ethic. We’re excited for him and sad to see him go.”
Photo caption, Row 1, L to R: Alicia Hudson, Michael Conner, B.J. Conner, David Conner, Lindsey Conner, Ashlynn Conner, Julienne Conner
Row 2: Coach Seth Livingston

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Posted Monday, May 10, 2021

Bidwell and Skinner Earn DAR Junior American Citizen National Titles

Paducah Tilghman High School sophomores Kate Bidwell and Nathaniel Skinner have earned national titles in the Daughters of the American Revolution Junior American Citizen contest. This year's contest theme was “The 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower: Rise and Shine for New Opportunities in a New Land.”

Bidwell was named national champion in the 10th grade division, Community Service category. 

Skinner was named national champion in the 10th grade division, Short Story / Creative Writing category. 

Both were previously named county and state champions. 

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Posted Friday, May 7, 2021

PTHS Swim Team Makes Scores Top 10 Finishes at State Meet

Congratulations to the members of the Paducah Tilghman Swim team on their results from the  2021 KHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships, which were held April 21 - 24.

Sophomore Madison Patel finished 8th in the 100 backstroke and 22nd in the 100 freestyle.
Sophomore Leon dos Remedios finished 19th in the 200 freestyle and 16th in the 500 freestyle.
Senior Hayes Varvel finished 8th in the 100 butterfly and 9th in the 200 individual medley.

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Posted Friday, May 7, 2021

Six Students Advance to National History Day National Competition

All of our Paducah Public Schools students that participated in National History Day won their division in the state competition. They will advance to the national competition to represent our school district.

Ashley Adkins is the state nominee for the 2021 Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year in the senior division.

Outstanding Political History Award:  Elena Adkins, Azlyn Goodyke, Liam Black

Outstanding Kentucky History Award: Caroline Adkins

Junior Individual Exhibit
1st Place-Rex Gay (PMS), The United States and the America:  An Avoidable Tragedy on the Ohio River

Junior Individual Website
1st Place-Caroline Adkins (PMS), Speaking Through Stitches:  How Quilts Have Communicated Through History

Senior Group Documentary
1st Place-Elena Adkins, Azlyn Goodyke, and Liam Black (PTHS), "All Governments Lie...That's a Pretty Good Rule:" The Communication of Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

Senior Individual Performance
1st Place-Kate Bidwell (PTHS), Communicating Creatively:  How Annie Sullivan Worked to Eradicate Communication Barriers

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Posted Friday, May 7, 2021

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