Last Day Schedule

Kayhi student’s last day of school is on Thursday, where they will be returning any school materials and will be checking out of their classes.

Last Day of School Schedule
Zero hour 7:00-7:55
1st Period 8:00-8:40
2nd Period 8:45-9:25
3rd Period 9:30-10:10
4th Period 10:15-10:55
5th Period 11:00-10:40
6th Period 11:45- 12:25

Senior Goodbye

Jake Smith:
Being the first kid in my house to graduate is very emotional. I have seen some of my closest friends do it, but everything they have told me has not helped, at all. I have been in denial since day one of senior year. I am going to keep my stuff very simple. I would like to thank my family, mostly my beautiful mother and strong father. I would like to thank all my teachers who got me to this point in my educational life. As far the education goes, I would like to thank the man who helped me discover my love of writing, Sir, GOAT, and King of the Journalism Wing, Lund. It will be a tough goodbye. But I think the closing of this chapter, and the beginning of the next is something I look forward to. Peace out Kayhi.

Kyra Welker:It’s not a lie when people say that high school goes by fast. It went by faster than Usain Bolt runs the 100 meter dash. Looking back on these four years I’ve learned more than my brain can contain. I mean I can’t recall what I learned in some of my classes, and yeah that sounds bad, but it’s inevitable. What is more important than all the miscellaneous knowledge you’ve gained is the routines and habits you make while you’re here.
High school is the prime place to make habits, habits that will stick with you for the rest of your life. It’s the trial and error stage before being flung into the real world. This is a place where timeliness is needed, which we all struggle with, myself included (I apologize to all my teachers for the tardiness.) Work ethic, which is important and shouldn’t even need an explanation. I mean, you get what you put into your work. Work hard and you’ll get good grades. Good communication skills are especially important (Don’t forget to tell the teacher who’s handing you your diploma at graduation, that they’re handing you your diploma). Not to get all sentimental, but I might actually just miss this place. Thank you, Kayhi for all the years of homework, learning, and fun times.

Pablo Orta:
So this is it… Walking into this school as a freshman, I never thought this moment would actually come. I didn’t believe that time went by as fast as everyone said it did, turns out it was true. High school went by faster than I could have ever imagined. I thought that by this point I would be ready to move on from high school and take the world by the horns, but now that it’s my last day here, I’m not sure I want to leave. From eating Mr. Edwards breakfast every morning to simply walking down the halls and seeing the faces of people I’ve known since elementary, I’ll miss it all. In my mind I know that this is the end but my heart still hasn’t quite accepted it, I still feel like I’ll be showing up here after summer is over. I think that the fact that I’m actually done with high school won’t really hit me until I enter that first college classroom and realize that I’m at a new point in my life. It’s a bittersweet feeling saying goodbye to the place and everyone that I’ve become accustomed to seeing each day and I know I’m not ready to go but no one goes when they’re ready, they go when they’re ready enough. Thanks for everything Kayhi.

Weekend Sports Previews

The Lady Kings softball team (4-6) are playing Sitka this weekend.
On May 5th the Lady Kings won a close game 7-6, on May 6th, Kayhi won 9-7.
Sophomore Morgan Tiffany believes that the Lady Kings have been practicing hard and are ready for the games that are up ahead.
We have been working hard in practice after our weekend in Juneau to fix the mistakes that were made,” said Tiffany. “We are confident in our team for these upcoming games against Sitka and are determined to win.”
The Lady Kings softball team will honor 2 seniors, Kassi Montero and Taylor Moody, on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Game Schedule
Friday 5/19
JV @ 3 p.m.
Varsity @ 6 p.m.
Saturday 5/20
JV @ 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Varsity (Senior Night starts 3:30) @ 4 p.m.
Varsity (nonconference) @ 6 p.m.

The Kayhi Kings baseball team (10-5, 8-4) will be playing against Juneau-Douglas this weekend in Juneau. Last time the Kings faced the Bears, the Kings defeated JDHS twice April 14th 6-5 and April 15th 6-5.
Senior Trevan Scott is feeling pretty positive about these upcoming games with the Juneau-Douglas Bears and hopes to bring home more than one win.
Im confident in my team for these upcoming games against JD, since we know what we are up against,” said Scott. “The only issue since we have a large team, is all coming together as one, when we should be comfortable and ready to go. I’m hoping that this won’t bring us down, and that we will be coming home with dubs.”
This is Kayhi’s last regular season games. Regions will be in Ketchikan on May 24th, 25th, 26th and the 27th.
Game Schedule
JV @ 4 p.m.
Varsity @ 7p.m.
JV @ 1 p.m.
Varsity @ 4 p.m.
Varsity @ 7 p.m.

Boys Soccer
Kayhi Boys Soccer (5-5,2-4) is having their last games of the season against TMHS at home.  The Kings are looking to shutout the falcons again after two 4-0 games back in the beginning of the season. The Kings JV will be playing at 5p.m. and Varsity at 7 p.m. tonight, and JV at 11p.m. and Varsity at 1 p.m.on Saturday. Kayhi will be honoring 6 seniors on Saturday; Jake Valentine, Logan Hammersland, Brent Taylor, Lukas Oswald, Kegan Rhein, and Brandon Corporon. Senior night will start at 12:45.
Senior Captain Kegan Rhein wants to end his career the best way he can,
“I just want to make the ending as sweet as I can. give the home crowd a show and play good soccer with my team.”

Kayhi track will be competing at the Region V 4A Track Meet against Juneau Douglas and Thunder Mountain. The meet will take place in Juneau starting Friday at 11:00am with field events. Running events will start at 3:00pm and run till 6:00. Saturday field events will begin at 9:30am till 11:00am. Running events will begin right after field events at 11:00am and run till 3:15pm. The awards ceremony will take place at the conclusion of the meet. 20 boys and 7 girls qualified from Kayhi. With the weather being rain, runners feel odd about the meet.
“I feel weird about the meet because of the rain and I don’t know how I do in the rain,” said senior Trevor Ortiz. “Our team looks good going into this weekend. They worked hard the past few practices they had and they have a good mindset.

Girls Soccer
The Kayhi Lady Kings (2-12, 0-8) will take on the Lady Falcons at Thunder Mountain this weekend. The last time these two teams played, the Lady Falcons beat the Lady Kings 4-0 on April 18th, and 4-0 on April 19th in Ketchikan. Senior captain Angel Spurgeon has mixed feelings going into the last games of her high school career.
“It’s a little bittersweet, like it’s all almost over, and that’s exciting because then I’m on to the next thing in life,” said Spurgeon. “But it’s also kind of sad because I’ve dedicated four seasons of my high school career to this team, and it’s going to be hard to say goodbye.”

The Odd Couple

Verona Kamberi and Farren Linne
Feature Editors

I sit next to Farren and Verona every day during 5th period in journalism. For every common interest they share, they have two differences that set them apart. They work well together and have their priorities set straight. However, where Farren seems to be a social butterfly outside of school, Verona is more of a caterpillar that just spends time curled up in her cocoon. -Carlos Orta

Farren: Hey Verona, what’re you doing after school?

Verona: Oh you know just going straight home, wbu?

Farren: I have soccer practice.

Verona: Gosh I can’t stand sports I don’t know how you can manage playing a sport and controlling your grades.

Farren: You don’t like sports are you kidding me?!(jaw drops)

Verona: Yeah they don’t entertain me whatsoever.

Farren: You’re crazy! Well, if you don’t like sports then what do you like?

Verona: Uhm…. not really sure what I like (laughs).

Farren: Hmm… well what about hiking, or fishing, or camping?

Verona: No way those things are wayyyy out of my interests.

Farren: You live in Alaska and you don’t enjoy the outdoors… who are you?(puzzled)

Verona: Hahaha I myself don’t even know why I hate the outdoors. Just the fact of being outside, especially somewhere where trees surround me, I start to freak out and get uncomfortable.

Farren: I’ve literally known you since first grade.. How did I not know this? What do you do on the weekends?

Verona: You have my friend, but you don’t really know the “Verona” outside of school. I am very boring in some cases. On the weekends I stay at home or go over to my cousin’s house or I do my homework.

Farren: Oh Verona, do you ever go out to the movies with friends? Go shopping, maybe get a tan! Go on a drive, I mean there’s truly a lot to do in this little town you just gotta open your eyes!

Verona: I’ve gone to the movies about two times this year, I go on drives by myself once in awhile, but yo I have an interest in tanning! How much does tanning cost?

Farren: Hey I finally found something! It’s about $8 I think.

Verona: Eight dollars an hour (shocked face)!!

Farren: AN HOUR?! You’d be a tomato!! Please don’t go more than 20 minutes.

Verona:  Oh my friend sometimes I don’t think of what I’m saying. Any tips for going tanning? Can I bring my cellular device in there with me?

Farren: No it will ruin your brain by blowing up in the bed cause it gets too hot.(smirks)

Verona: Oh lawd thanks for letting me know (laughs)!

Farren: Oh my you’re so gullible! But tbh I’m guessing you’re a phone junkie am I wrong?

Verona: You are 100% right about that. I’m super attached to my phone.

Farren: What do you even do on your phone all day?

Verona: Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube, Facebook, you know teenage stuff.

Farren: Doesn’t that get boring though?

Verona: No my friend, never do they get old. They are like water to a fish (laughs)

A few days later…

Farren: Hey Verona! I saw you at the soccer games! I was so surprised to see you. How was it? Did you have fun?!

Verona: Oh I loved it! I can’t believe that I actually survived watching all of the games. It was a great experience I met a few new people and had fun just talking with them.

Farren: Dang, I’m still so shocked. I knew you’d love it. Well now that you’ve welcomed yourself to the real world what’s next on the agenda?

Verona: Well.. I definitely will start going to games more whether it’s baseball or even track.

Farren: Proud of you Verona.

Verona: Merci Farren! You were totally right about just going out and interacting with people.

Farren: Yeah I know. It may not seem like something you’d like but once you go out and see how much fun these types of things are you open yourself up to even more exciting things.

Verona: Yeah that’s totally true. I dislike how I didn’t start doing this earlier in the year. I will definitely start going out a little bit more. Hey I gtg have to finish my homework, as usual, nice talking to you!

Farren: Haha sounds good. See you at school!

Kayhi Track Hosts Last Home Meet of Season

Kayhi track and field hosted a meet last weekend taking first in mens and second in womens. The teams participating were Petersburg and Thorne Bay. Adrian Ronquillo took first in 100 meter dash with 12.22 and first in 200 meter with 25.68. John Barron took first in 400 meter with 59.19. Paul Allmendinger took first in 800 meter with 2:18.69 and first in 1600 meter with 4:53.69. Desiree DeMello took first in 400 meter with 1:05.62. Joey Rhoads took first in discus throwing 118 feet. Trevor Ortiz took first for high jump with 5-04, first in long jump with 18-03.5, and first in triple jump with 39-04.25. Senior captain Edric Tiamzon said was pleased with everyone hitting their PR’s.
“Many of my teammates had hit personal records, which I am very proud of showing,” said Tiamzon.  “We are ready for regions.”

Kayhi Softball Goes 0-4 in Weekend Series

The Lady Kings softball team played Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain over the weekend. Thursday, the Lady Kings lost to JDHS in a close game of 6-5. Friday, the Lady Kings lost 3-0 against TM. The first game Saturday, the Lady Kings fell to TM 10-3. The second game on Saturday the Lady kings lost 6-5 to JDHS.
On Thursday, the Lady Kings were tied at the bottom of the 6th inning, but JDHS took up one more run in the bottom of the 7th inning leaving Lady Kings with the lose.
Senior Taylor Moody is unhappy with the results but hopes to fight harder next weekend.
“We didn’t have any good games this weekend which set us back from our goal, but we know all the major errors we made,” said Moody. “Next week’s game is the last game before regions and we will be coming back for a win then.”