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Burns Selected As Rotary Scholar PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne Walden   
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 09:15

Paducah Tilghman senior Alexandria Burns has been selected to be a Rotary Scholar for the month of November. 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, they will meet members and hear discussions of community-related topics.

Burns is a member of the Band of Blue, Future Business Leaders of America, and Beta Club. She a mentor with the Keys II program at Broadway Methodist, and is a hatmaker. After graduation, Burns plans to attend Northwestern University and study marketing. Her parents are Rosie and Kenneth Burns.

You can find our more about Alexandria from our "In Person" profile on the PPS facebook page here.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 November 2011 09:42
 
KDE Seeks Applications to Next Generation Student Council PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne Walden   
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 09:26

In order to gain valuable feedback from Kentucky students and to engage student leaders in learning by doing, Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday has created the Next-Generation Student Council. This group will meet with the commissioner and Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) staff, both in person and virtually, to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Kentucky and provide feedback - from a student perspective - on critical issues impacting Kentucky students and schools.

The Next-Generation Student Council is a year-long program for Kentucky public school students in grades 10-12. (NOTE: The members selected for the 2011-12 council will serve from January through June 2012 and will be eligible to reapply for the 2012-13 school year based on applicant criteria.) The council will play a vital role in providing input regarding issues that face education in Kentucky and work with KDE staff to develop ideas that will work to improve and transform education.  Applications must be received by November 30.

You can see FAQs and a copy of the application here.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 October 2011 09:30
 
Tilghman Speech and Forensic Team Opens Season with a Win PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne Walden   
Tuesday, 25 October 2011 14:39

Paducah Tilghman Speech Team captain senior Chandler Emmons Smith, won first place Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the 17-school Wild West Speech Tournament at Whitehouse High School in Whitehouse, TN. 

Smith won the championship round of Tall Tales and took 3rd over-all in Poetry.  She was backed up by sophomore Will Hancock who took 3rd over-all in Impromptu and earned two second place finishes in the preliminary rounds of Original Oratory.

Seventeen members of the Tilghman team earned a top 3 finish in a preliminary round.  Six were new team members, competing in their first tournament. 
1st place- Will Smith, 10, & Elliott Bickerstaff, 10, Improvisational Duo; Cason Walden, 10, Poetry.

2nd place-Alexis Ash, 10, Dramatic Interpretation; Walden & Luke Voorhies, 12, Duo Interpretation; Joe Duberry, 9, & Ash, Improvisational Duo; Yasmine Martinez, 10, Poetry

3rd place Eli Noneman, 9, & Zach Story, 9, Duo Interpretation; Jacob Holtgrewe, 10, Impromptu; Sean Blakely,10, Poetry; Elizabeth Behrens,10, Prose; Erin Burba,9, Storytelling;

This week-end the team will compete in the Ghouls and Goblins Tournament at Bardstown High in Bardstown.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 14:49
 
Bell Staff Wins Journalism Competition Awards PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne Walden   
Monday, 24 October 2011 12:43

Congratulations to the PTHS Bell Staff for winning sixteen awards at the Murray State University High School Journalism Competition.

Staff who earned awards include:

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Christmas Assistance Available PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne Walden   
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 09:05
The Salvation Army will be offering Christmas assistance to families in need. Sign up will be for one week only, October 24 -28.  For more information, see the flyer here.
 
Beck Elected to USBC Board PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne Walden   
Friday, 14 October 2011 14:31

PTHS Junior Kortney Beck has been elected  to a two year term as vice  president of the USBC State Youth Bowling Board.

Beck is a member of the golf and bowling teams. She is a member of the yearbook staff and the recycling club. 

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Jones Selected As Rotary Scholar PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne Walden   
Thursday, 06 October 2011 09:05

Paducah Tilghman senior Leon Jones has been selected to be a Rotary Scholar for the month of September.  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, they will meet members and hear discussions of community-related topics.

Jones is a member of the football and wrestling teams. He is a member of the Harrison Street Missionary Baptist Church youth group, and sings in the choir. His parents are Malinda and Leon Jones.

After graduation, Jones plans to attend the University of Kentucky.

You can find our more about Leon from our "In Person" profile on the PPS facebook page here.

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