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5347 Benton Rd.     Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: 270-538-4000
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MCHS Scholarship Signing Day
McCracken County High School recognized the following Seniors for their accomplishments and signing college scholarships:

Ben Hodges – Centre College – Cross Country/Track

Varsity Cross Country and Varsity Track for 4 years each
Cross Country Co-Captain 2016
Cross Country State Qualifier 2015 and 2016
First Team Academic All State – 2015 and 2016 Cross Country Seasons
According to Milesplit – one of the top 2 most improved cross country runners from freshman to senior year in state of KY
Team Most Improved 2014 and 2015 Seasons
2017 Regional Runner Up and State Qualifier in 4x800m Relay Team
First Team Academic All State – 2017 Track Season
AP Scholar
National Society of High School Scholars
Spanish Honor Society
Beta Club
Band (9-10 grade)

Ashley Zimmerman – Murray State University – Soccer
4 year starter – Soccer
3 time First Team All Region – Soccer
2 time District MVP – Soccer
53 career goals
35 career assists
3 time state qualifier - Track
4 time state qualifier – Cross Country
2013 Kentucky State Cup Champion and 2014 State Cup Finalist with West KY
Futbol Club
2016 and 2017 Tennessee State Cup Semi Finalist with FC Alliance

Mason Vinyard – Wabash Valley College – Baseball
High school baseball for 5 years
All Tournament Team Perfect Game WWBA World Championship
2017 Rawling Perfect Game Pre Season All Region Team
2016 State Semifinalist Team

Jade Cochran – Southern Illinois University – Cheer

Fashion Design/Merchandising Student
All Girl Cheer Squad – 1 year
Coed Cheer Squad – 3 years
National Honor Society
Future Business Leaders of America
Environmental Club
2 Year Member of McCracken’s Vans Custom Culture Team
Active Member at Grace Episcopal Church – Serves as an acolyte and volunteers at the Community Kitchen
2017 UCA National Champion

Alex Crenshaw – Western Kentucky University – Cheer
Junior Year – Most Improved Award
Senior Year – Leadership Award
Academic Award for 3.5 GPA or higher
2017 UCA National Champion
Majoring in Exercise Science

Adia Mudd – Morehead State University – Cheer
2014 and 2017 UCA National Champion
Maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA throughout high school
Received Academic All-State Award all four years
110% and Senior Award at Coed Cheer Banquet 2016-17
2 Year Peer Tutor

Taylor Smith – Austin Peay State University – Cheer
Pursuing a Marketing Degree
Coed Cheer Team – 4 Years
Freshman Year – Rookie of the Year
2014 and 2017 UCA National Champion
Honor Student
Beta Club
Pep Club
Yearbook Staff

Eli Case – University of Tennessee at Martin – Band

McCracken County High School Band
Jazz Bands -Rhythm Section Leader
Marching Band -Pit and Battery Section Leader
Concert Bands -Percussion Section Leader
Percussion Ensembles -Teaching/Conducting Assistant
Logan Blackman Wind Symphony - Member 2015-Present -Percussion
1st District KMEA Honor Band and Jazz Band - Member 2015-2017 -Percussion and Timpani
Murray State University Quad State Symphony Band - Member 2015-2017 -Timpani
GT Leadership - Member 2005-Present

Ashley Dees – Murray State University – Band
Member of the All-District Bands 2012-2017 -
Member of the Murray State Quad-State Band 2017
Graduating with honors
Distinguished Rating at Solo/Ensemble 3 years
Attending Murray State University in the Fall of 2017 on both music and academic scholarships

Madeline Downs – Murray State University – Band
Member of MCHS Wind Ensemble 4 years
Member of the MCHS Drum line 3 years
All-District Band member - 4 years
Quad-State Band - Top band 2 years
Solo/Ensemble Distinguished Rating 4 years
Kentucky All-State Band Member 2017 - 1st Chair Concert Band
Graduating with honors

Ahren Hess – University of Louisville – Band
3 Year Member of the MCHS Wind Ensemble 1st Chair 2yrs
3 Year Member of the MCHS top Jazz Band - McBig Band - Section Leader
Marching Band section leader 2017
All-District Band 3yrs- 1stchair 2017
All-District Jazz Band 3yrs - 1st chair 2016, 2017
Quad-State Band - 2 years top band
Univ. of Louisville Honor Band 2017
Distinguished Solo/Ensemble - 2 yrs
Jamey Abersold Jazz Camp 2016
Ky Boys State

Michael Largent – Murray State University – Choir

Choir for 11 years
Photography/Media Arts Club
MCHS Bands
Saint Thomas Moore Church Choir
Plans on majoring in Music Education

Michaela Walker – WKCTC – Choir
MCHS Choirs for four years
Currently sings soprano with Varsity Singers
She also serves as an invaluable mentor/section leader/administrative assistant in Women’s Select Ensemble and has done so for the past two years.
Michaela will attend WKCTC for two years and transfer to Murray State to pursue a degree in Music Therapy.

Shelbe Overby – Malloy College/CAP 21 – Drama
Has attended four summer college programs for musical theatre, including the Texas Musical Theatre Workshop at the University of Texas in Austin, the Syracuse Summer College Program for Musical Theatre, the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music's Immersion Program, and the Performing Arts Project at Wake Forest University
Was accepted into GSA 2016
Has been in every MCHS Theatre Department show to date
President and Public Relations of Drama Club
Awarded with a certificate of recognition from the Diocese of Owensboro for faithful service and commitment to the church

Kendel Ponchock – Savannah College of Art and Design – Drama
2015 KY Governor's School for the Arts Alumnus- dramatic arts
2016/17 Drama Club Vice President, been a drama club member since 2014
Staff reporter for Mustang Messenger newspaper
Member of MCHS Varsity Singers
Been in a total of seven shows at McCracken County High School
MCHS Varsity coed cheerleading Leadership Award 2014
2014 National Champion in Varsity coed cheerleading
Honors graduate
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McCracken County Schools
District Office
5347 Benton Rd. Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: 270-538-4000
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Students, their families, employees, and potential employees of McCracken County Schools are hereby notified that the McCracken County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex or disability in employment, vocational programs, or activities set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. Any persons having inquiries concerning McCracken County Schools™ compliance with Title II, Title VI, Title IX and/or Section 504 may contact: Director of Special Education and/or Director of Personnel and/or Director of Pupil Personnel, 5347 Benton Road, Paducah, KY 42003, (270) 538-4000. The McCracken County School System offers the following career and technical programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability in grades 9-12: Agriculture, Business and Office Technology, Technology and Pre-Engineering. Persons seeking further information concerning the career and technical education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact: Mr. Michael Ceglinski, Principal of McCracken County High School, 6530 New Highway 60 West, Paducah, KY 42001, 270-538-4300, To obtain this information in a language other than English, call 270-538-4000.
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phone:  270-538-4000
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