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PTHS Writers Sweep MLK Poetry and Essay Contest Awards PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne Walden   
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 16:47

Paducah Tilghman students swept the awards for their essay entries at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay and Poetry Contest. The awards ceremony, hosted by the Paducah/McCracken County NAACP and sponsored by AT&T, was held at Paducah Middle School on January19.

In the high school division, junior Elizabeth Katz  received first place, senior Makayla Holt received second, and junior Karlee Humphrey received third.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 16:51
 
Riley Named Rotary Student of the Month PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne Walden   
Tuesday, 07 January 2014 08:41

Paducah Tilghman senior Jordan Riley has been selected PTHS Rotary Scholar for the month of January, 2014. The Rotary Club selects scholars from area seniors who demonstrate strong leadership, academic excellence, and service to community.

Rotary scholars will have the opportunity to attend weekly Rotary meetings for the month. At the meetings students will meet members and hear discussions of community-related topics. 

Riley is a member of the PTHS football team and Recycling Club. He is a member of the National Honor Society and Kappa League.  

Jordan plans to attend a four year university after graduation and major in Physical Therapy. His parents are Willie Riley and Stephanie Riley.

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Tilghman's Holt gets kicks in class, on field PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne Walden   
Thursday, 12 December 2013 14:38

by Kathleen Fox, The Paducah Sun

December 9, 2013

Used with permission.

Justin Holt is not a typical student committed to academics, he brings much more to the table than just book smarts.

The Paducah Tilghman High School senior, who currently places first in his class with a 4.25 grade-point average after completing 10 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, said geography and mathematics are his favorite classes. He received the distinction of AP Scholar with Honors and was named a 2012 University of Kentucky Collegian.

He was also named a commended student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program, placing him in the top 5 percent of PSAT/Preliminary SAT test takers and recorded a perfect 36 on the math component of the American College Testing (ACT).

"I work as hard as I can inside and outside the classroom," he said. "My parents grounded that in me through my whole life. It's important in everything you have and everything you do."

Outside the classroom, Holt has participated in several sports including four-years of soccer, three-years of baseball and one year of track. He cites his strong work ethic as the key to balancing academic and athletic commitments.

"Lots of late nights and hard work but it's always worth it to get the fun of sports and the success in the classroom," he said.

Holt, son of Kendall and Rhonda Holt, is the Mid-Continent University Teen of the Week. Each Monday, the Sun features a different MCU Teen of the Week selected from nominees guidance counselors throughout western Kentucky and southern Illinois submitted to the Sun. Mid-Continent University will provide each Teen of the Week with a $2,500 annual scholarship to its university, which is renewable for four years.

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Photo of the Day: 33rd NHS New Member Induction PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne Walden   
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 10:29

28 students were inducted into the PTHS National Honor Society's 33rd New Member Induction ceremony yesterday. Inductees must have at least a 3.5 GPA and demonstrate the qualities of service, leadership, and character.

New members of the NHS include: Aaron Armstrong, Rafiel Banks, Sabrina Behrens, Rachel Benzing, Sean Blakely, Trevor Bunte, Marcus Corbett, Aleja Grant, Madison Guthrie, Nathan Hawkins, Karlee Humphrey, Elizabeth Katz, Anne Lasher, Parker Loyd, Meredith Rasche, Lucas Reed, McKenzie Reese, Riley Sigler, Will Smith, Tori Taylor, Molly Thompson, Taylor Thompson, Cason Walden, Patrick Washer, Katie Weatherspoon, Kelsea White, Elizabeth Wiggins, and Madison Wurth.

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White Named Rotary Student of the Month PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne Walden   
Monday, 25 November 2013 15:35

Paducah Tilghman senior Jeremiah White has been selected PTHS Rotary Scholar for the month of December, 2013. The Rotary Club selects scholars from area seniors who demonstrate strong leadership, academic excellence, and service to community.

Rotary scholars will have the opportunity to attend weekly Rotary meetings for the month. At the meetings students will meet members and hear discussions of community-related topics. 

White is a member of the PTHS baseball team, Future Business Leaders of America, and Pep Club.  He gives pitching lessons to players in the baseball league at Noble Park.

After graduation, Jeremiah plans to play baseball for Murray State University and major in Business.  His parents are Deidra Kepner and Edward White.

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Rudolph Wins Three Karate Titles on NASKA World Tour PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne Walden   
Thursday, 21 November 2013 09:58

PTHS sophomore Jackson Rudolph won his fourth consecutive International Sport Karate Association World Weapons Championship at the U.S. Open ISKA World Martial Arts Championship in Orlando, Florida on July 5.  He went on to win his second consecutive junior Diamond Ring for weapons at the Diamond Nationals in Bloomington, Minnesota, on October 5. He had previously won his second consecutive weapons Warrior Cup at the AKA Grand Nationals on Febuary 2.

This is the second consecutive year that Rudolph has claimed these three major titles on the NASKA World Tour.

The U.S. Open is one of the largest martical arts tournaments in the world and hosts competitors from numerous countries of all ages, ranks, and experience. The event was televised live on ESPN3 and Rudolph is expected to be featured in the rebroadcasts on ESPN2 at 8:00 p.m. on January 3 and 24.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013 10:11
 
Three Tilghman Juniors Selected for PaxtonScholars Program PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne Walden   
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 15:11

 Paducah Tilghman juniors (l to r) Aleja Grant, Areanna Orr, and C Bonesha Merriweather have been selected by the McCracken County Community Career Endowment (MCCCE) to participate in the 2013-14 PaxtonScholars program.

Grant is a member of the PTHS Cross-Country and Track teams. She is a percussionist in the Band of Blue. She a member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club. She is a musician at Rosary Chapel.  Her mother is Lacosta Townsley.

Orr is a member of the PTHS Cheerleading squad and Track team. She plays flute in the Band of Blue. She is a praise dancer and works with the children's ministry at Harrison Street Missionary Baptist Church. Her parents are Daveda and Stefan Gray.

Merriweather is a member of the PTHS Softball team and Track team, and Future Business Leaders of America. She is a member of the youth group at Central Church of Christ. Her grandmother is Tanya Henderson.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013 09:57
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