Legit Knits is Kayhi’s New Club

By Tug Olson
Staff Writer

Legit Knits is Kayhi’s newest club and is open to students of all knitting skill levels.
“It’s a good service project opportunity and a valuable skill that you can learn,” said senior and co-founder of the group Sarah McClennan, “We are going to chose two programs to knit for a cause.”
Legit Knits will find two knitting causes, domestic and international, and knit items (for example, hats, blankets) and send them out.
“We’re all going to learn together,” said McClennan, “There’s quite a few teachers excited to teach us”
Legit Knits received all of their yarn from donations. Currently, there are approximately 15 members.The first meeting is on Thursday, Sept. 1 at lunchtime in room 224, Mrs. Bowlen’s room.

Senator Dan Sullivan coming to Kayhi

By Henning Pankow
Staff  Writer

Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan will be at Kayhi today, August 31st from 9:15-10:45 a.m. speaking to and taking questions from the seniors. This assembly will be held in the auditorium and is open to all seniors. Susan Stone, one of Kayhi’s social studies and government teachers, said the experience will be valuable for students.
“This is a very unique opportunity for students to be able to see the senator of their state in person.”
This is Sullivan’s first time at Kayhi.
“My biggest hope to get him here is that kids will be able to recognize one person in the government,” said Stone. “If they want to change something or if they have ideas about government they’ll have a face and a person that they connected with.”
Sullivan has a busy schedule while he is in Ketchikan including a meeting about the use of drugs and alcohol in the community. He also has a joint meeting with Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce.

Sports Recap

Volleyball
Lady Kings volleyball played in the Annual Jamboree Tournament this weekend. Kings JV played Thunder Mountain twice and won both games, while the varsity team lost all four games.

Football
Kayhi football lost its first game of the season Saturday, a 25-22 double-overtime heartbreaker to Juneau-Douglas.

Cross Country
Senior Tori Seley was top finisher for Kayhi (13th overall) with a time of 23:10. For the boys junior Paul Allmendinger ran an 18:26 which was good for 11th. Both teams placed 4th.

Sports Previews

Volleyball
The Lady Kings volleyball team will begin play in the Annual Jamboree Tournament today. Kayhi will compete against teams from Southeast until Monday. Five seniors return from last year’s team that won the Region V tournament and competed at state.

Cross Country
Kayhi cross country will begin its season by hosting Sitka, Juneau-Douglas, Thunder Mountain, Petersburg, Craig, Klawock, Kake, and Skagway at Ward Lake on Saturday. The girls race begins at 12 p.m. and boys race at 12:45 p.m.

Football
The Kayhi football team (2-0) will host Juneau Douglas (0-2) tomorrow at Esther Shea Field. Kick-off is at 1 p.m. The Kings beat Seward 38-14 and dominated Reddington 58-6. In the team’s history, Kayhi has never defeated Juneau.