On Friday, September 5, the Pikeville High School National Honor Society welcomed thirty-one new members during their induction ceremony. The new inductees bring the current membership total to a tremendous 58 members. To qualify for the National Honor society, students are required to log many hours of community service, participate actively in community service projects as a team throughout the year, and represent the high academic standards at PHS by maintaining a 3.5 unweighted grade point average.
Last year the Pikeville High School National Honor Society performed over 1450 community service hours, raised over $1650 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation and sponsored two blood drives in conjunction with the Kentucky Blood Center which brought in 105 pints of blood. Plans for the upcoming year are even more ambitious.
The current roster include Noor Ali, Logan Allara, Emily Altman, Katie Atkins, Haleigh Bevins, Brianna Blackburn, Juana Childers, Meagan Cochran, Katie Coleman, Cody Estep, Hunter Heffington, Haleigh Johnson, Taunee Justice, Olivia Lane, Vianna Le, Reagan Linton, Emma Looney, Cailee Marcum, Brandi May, McKenzie Moore, Pranay Patel, Aryn Pinson, Morgan Roberts, Faith Runyon, Benaiah Stumpf, and Nick Taylor. New members inducted in this year's ceremony are Courtney Anderson, Destiny Durham, Keely Layne, Bryson Patton, Emaly Slone, Kristen Tackett, Dylan Blackburn, Logan Coleman, Marlee Coleman, Taylor Collins, Olivia Davis, Mykah Fannin, Michael Gaunt, Alexxa Gearheart, Kevin Green, Evan Hall, Kenton Hall, Sean Hillwig, Rebekah Lindsey, Alannah Little, Isaac Lucas, Courtney Maynard, Lauren McCoy, Allie Mims, Alona Neece, Bridgett Pennington, Daric Pugh, Grace Tackett, Emily Thacker, Ariel Ward, Taylor Wells and Austin Wright.
The Pikeville High School National Honor Society is sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday, September 9, during the hours of 9:00-3:00 in the PHS Auditorium foyer.
Photo identification and proof of age is required. All donors under the age of 18 must have a signed parental permission slip. Prepare to donate by getting plenty of rest the night before, drinking lots of water and eating a good meal prior to donating. Your donation will help Save a Life.
If you can not give at the school but would still like to support the chapter’s efforts to provide scholarship money to a deserving senior, please stop by the Kentucky Blood Center in Pikeville and tell them to “Give it to PHS” when you sign in.
Emily Altman, daughter of Jim and Julie Altman, was selected to participate in the 2014 Governor's Scholar Program. Emily is a member of the PHS soccer team, dance team, Pep Club, Key Club, National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, PHS Student Council, Pike County Youth Leadership and Grace Baptist Youth Group.
During her high school career, Emily was selected for PEPP at UPike, co-editor of PHS yearbook, Student Advisory Committee Class representative and Student Council class representative. For the upcoming school year, Emily will be president of the Senior Class and Pep Club.
Vianna Le, the daughter of Hai Le and Lily Tran, was selected to particiapte in the 2014 Governor's Scholar program. Vianna is a member of PHS Drama Club, Academic Team, Future Business Leaders of American, Key Club, Pride Club, Beta Club, Pep Club, National Honor Society Student Council, and Library Advisory Council.
During her high school career, Vianna received the academic award in Art II, Presbyterian award and first place in Digital Design and Promotion at FBLA regionals. Vianna plans to pursue a career in materials engineering.
PHS Junior Noor Ali was one of three juniors named to participate in the 2014 Governor's Scholar program. Noor Ali is the daughter of Dr. Ahsen and Munizeh Haider Ali. She is a member of the PHS Academic Team, National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, Student Council, Roger’s Scholar ambassador, Pike County Youth Leadership Council and Beta Club.
During her high school career, Noor has earned numerous awards and achievements including first place in state in Quick Recall during her sophomore year, second place in state in Entrepreneurship in FBLA, the Susan B. Anthony Leadership Award, Presbyterian Award and Governor’s Scholar for Entrepreneurship her sophomore year. During her senior year, Noor will be president of FBLA and Beta Club.
Over 30 students and staff from Pikeville Independent participated, coached, scored, proctored and cheered at the 28th Annual Governor’s Cup Academic Competition held in Louisville on March 15-17. This year marks the 28th year that Pikeville Junior/High School has been represented at the tournament.
Both the junior high and high school teams competed in multiple fields including a single elimination Quick Recall Tournament (and we do mean Quick), individual subject testing, Individual Future Problem Solving and On-Demand Written Composition.
In the high school division, Krishna Ammisetty placed second and Blaine McNulty place fifth in written composition and Ammad Mansoor placed eighth in social studies. The Quick Recall Team advanced out of pool play and finished the tournament as semi-finalists. The high school team finished sixth place overall in the tournament.
The team coaches for the high school team are Tom Asbury, Bennett Stewart and Dawn Stewart. The high school coaches would like to say farewell to this year’s seniors, Alex Malone, Patrick Cordero and Krishna Ammisetty and “May the wind always be at your backs.”
Students ranking in the top ten of the state include for the middle school division eighth grader Ewa Sulicz who placed fourth in the state in Science testing with a score of 41 out of 50. The Middle School Quick Recall team advanced out of pool play to compete in the top 24.
The junior high team is coached by Mrs. Sherry Lane and Mrs. Glenda Adkins.
The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) traveled to Morehead State University on Thursday, March 6, and really got down to business. Out of 31 schools in Region 5, Pikeville High School captured 22 first place wins, six second place wins and three third place wins.
FBLA members qualifying for state include first place winners:
American Enterprise Project – Ryan Crum, Will Williamson, Haley Williamson
Business Calculations – Sean Hillwig
Business Communication – Stacie Gooch
Business Math – Cameron Lane
Digital Design and Promotion – Vianna Li and Hunter Adams
Twelve Pikeville High School students traveled to Louisville to compete in the BETA Club state convention held in December. This year's convention theme was "Making History with BETA" and BETA club members participated in a wide range of academic and artistic competitions. The National Beta Club has become the nation's largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization. They are committed to recognizing and promoting high academic achievement, rewarding and nurturing worthy character, fostering leadership skills and encouraging service to others.
Freshman Emily Keaton won first place in spelling; freshman Sylvia Justice placed third in black and white photography and freshman Alicia Zacaria placed in the top five in talent. With her first place win, Emily qualified for nationals to be held in Richmond, Virginia on June 25-28.
During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the Pikeville High School Academic team traveled to Western Kentucky University to compete in the annual Hilltopper Invitational Quiz Bowl tournament. This year's team tied for fifth place out of 22 teams from several states.
Ammad Mansoor ranked as the tope player for the tournament with the highest average point total. After the tournament, word arrived that based on High School Quiz Bowl rankings, this year's PHS team ranked 78th in the world, quite an accomplishment.
Pikeville High School sophomore Kenton Hall has been selected as ambassador for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar. Kenton will attend the 2013 Kentucky HOBY Leadership Seminar May 30-June 2, at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. Kenton is the grandson of Hugh B and Pat Hall.
HOBY seminars prepare high school sophomores to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community. Ambassadors benefit from improved critical thinking skills, enhanced leadership abilities, a better understanding of the democratic process, developed goal-setting skills, and the realization of the importance of leadership in their communities. Ambassadors participate in small-group activities, interact with a variety of panels, practice leadership skills, participate in community service and have fun.
Pikeville High School seniors Krishna Ammisetty and Alex Malone were recently announced as finalist in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. Krishna is the son of Drs. Vijaya and Srinivas Ammisetty and Alex is the son of Timothy and Lisa Malone. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million that will be offered next spring.
To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.
Pikeville High School
Principal: David Thomas
Asst Principal: Jason Booher
Guidance Counselor: Dawn Stewart
Phone: (606) 432-0185