The mission of the Pikeville Independent School District is to provide a meaningful, integrated education in a positive, nurturing environment to develop each student as a lifelong learner and a responsible citizen in a global community.
Pikeville High School’s brightest and best were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) during their annual induction ceremony held on August 31 at 7:00 in the Alumni Association Auditorium. The four pillars of the National Honor Society include leadership, scholastic excellence, community service and good character. Adviser Tom Asbury and the NHS Executive Committee members presided over the ceremony. Members of the Executive Committee include Rebecca Clark, Ryan Crum, Emily Keaton, McKinley Webb, Haley Williamson and Will Williamson.
New members inducted into the National Honor Society included Trenton Allara, Haseeb Amhad, Austin Ball, Raven Branham, Cade Byers, Alex Chang, Micah Clevinger, Keely Coleman, Kenzi Hale, Walker Hall, Evan Hamilton, Quinn Helfin, Noah Little, Bailey Lockhart, Cassidy Lowe, Tyler McKinney, Lindsey McNamee, Collin Noud, Conner Riser, Evan Rhodes, Caleb Sackman, Allyson Sizemore, Camryn Slone, Abigail Smart, Elisabeth Staggs, Alexis Stanley, Evan Swofford, Leah Vanderbeck, Jacob Wilkerson, Paige Workman, Madison Younce and Alicia Zacarias.
Returning members include Cameron Alley, Lynne Atkins, Megan Bailey, Lauren Blackburn, Rachael Blackburn, Kassidy Caudill, Rebecca Clark, Ryan Crum, Lexie Damron, Alyssa Francis, Canaan Godsey, Trey Grant, Carmen Hall, Andrew Harris, Hannah Hopkins, Emily Hughes, Taylor Johnson, Sylvia Justice, Dalton Justice, Emily Keaton, Kennedy Keeys, Braden Kendall, Cameron Lane, Callie Leisure, Savannah Little, Kyle Martin, Sydney May, Kristen Maynard, Andrew McNamee, Sam Musgrave, Brooklyn Newsome, Savanna Nunemaker, Christen Ousley, Joe Steele, Katherine Stiles, Tanner Thompson, Phoebe Thornbury, Ariana Velasquez, McKinley Webb, Maddie Willard, Haley Williamson and Will Williamson.
Congratulations to our 2016-17 National Honor Society members.
Pikeville Independent recognized their Governor’s Scholars during the regularly scheduled board meeting held on Tuesday, August 18. Pikeville’s Governor’s Scholars included Ryan Crum, son of Dr. Aaron and Angelia Crum; Trey Grant, son of Tammy Grant; Cameron Lane, son of Joe and Sherry Lane; Andrew McNamee, son of Chris and Jerri McNamee; Haley Williamson, daughter of James and Jamie Williamson; and Will Williamson, son of Oliver and Virginia Williamson.
The Governor’s Scholars Program is a five week summer residential program for outstanding high school students in Kentucky who are rising seniors. The program originated to attract the state’s “best and brightest” to remain in Kentucky while pursuing their postsecondary education. The core curriculum for these summer sessions included a focus area that allowed the student to pursue a topic in-depth; general studies that emphasized inquiry, service-learning, community leadership and resolution development and personal development seminars.
On May 14, Pikeville High School hosted their annual junior/senior prom at the Hilton Garden Inn. The night ended with the crowning of the 2016 PHS Prom King and Queen. This year's king and queen were Mr. Cody Charles and Ms. Hannah Layne. Cody is the son of Kevin Charles and Tonya Scroggins and Hannah is the daughter of Dusty and Mary Layne. Congratulations Cody and Hannah!
On Monday, May 23, the Pikeville Elementary preschool class of 2016 entertained parents, grandparents, family and friends during the graduation play. The students were directed by Mrs. Loader and assisted by Ms. Flo and Mrs. Barb. Congratulations to the preschool class!
The Pikeville Elementary Academic Team was recognized during the May board meeting for their outstanding accomplishment during the school year. The team ended their successful year by winning first place in the regional competition with a total score of 58 points. The second place team had a total of 18 points.
What a great effort on the part of our PES Academic Team and their coaches Kim Fields, Betty McGuire and Jeff Akers. Congratulations!
Twenty Pikeville High School students placed at the state FBLA competition and three additional teams advanced to the top eight on April 20 in Louisville, Kentucky. The FBLA state awards program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Eleven of these students qualified as national winners and will represent Pikeville High School at the 2016 National Future Business Leaders of America Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
First place winners included Logan Newsome, Courtney Maynard and Austin Wright in Graphic Design and Lauren Blackburn, Lexie Damron, Dalton Justice and Savannah Little in Public Service Announcement.
Second place winners included Sydney Fannin, Kayce Tackett, Ariana Velasquez and Alicia Zacarias in Digital Video.
Third place winners included Sean Hillwig in Business Calculations; Olivia Davis and Bridgett Pennington in Chapter Scrapbook.
Evan Hall placed fourth in Future Business Leader.
Fifth place winners included Alexxa Gearheart, Beka Lindsey and Brooklyn Newsome in Partnership with Business and Pryce Atkinson and Trey Grant in Business Plan.
In addition, teams that advanced to the top eight included the Business Ethics team Sylvia Justice, Braden Kendall and McKinley Webb; the Parliamentarian team Michael Gaunt, Kevin Green, Kenton Hall, Cameron Lane and Beka Lyndsey; and the Introduction to Business Presentation team Keely Coleman, Alexis Stanley and Elisabeth Staggs.
The FBLA advisors for Pikeville High School are Brandon Blackburn and Mary Anne Prater.
Celebrating one hundred years of Panther pride and tradition has been especially memorable with our varsity football team bringing home a state title and now our varsity cheerleaders bringing home a national title. Although our cheerleading squads traditionally place at nationals, it has been 15 years since the varsity cheerleading squad has won first in the small varsity division.
Members of the Pikeville High School varsity cheerleading team returned home with the national championship title and the coveted white jackets after competing in the Universal Cheerleaders Association’s national cheer competition in Orlando, Florida.