What are you most excited for this year? 

Hannah Maxwell:
I’m excited to get off this island and see what’s out there. Ketchikan has been an amazing place to grow up and the support this town has shown me is second to none. High school has been fun so far and this year should be the best yet. I’m excited to have an amazing senior year full of new experiences and memories that I’ll have for the rest of my life. But I feel like a big fish in a small pond and I’m excited to see how I size up in the real world. I am going to be successful in whatever I end up doing, but I want to start figuring out what that is. College is all about trying new things and learning about what really interests you and I’m ready for that.

Lezille Sagrado:
Now that I’m a senior, it doesn’t even feel like I’m about to graduate. Of course I’m ready to graduate, but I didn’t realize how fast those three years went by. What I’m looking forward to this year is just being able to spend as much time as I can with my friends and doing senior activities before I move schools. Even though I’m really upset that I am moving my senior year, I will try to do my best to make the most of the time I have left. But I am excited to move back to my hometown and reunite with all my friends from my childhood and family I haven’t seen in awhile. Hopefully switching to a different school won’t be as bad as people make it out to be. I’m especially looking forward to our volleyball region tourney because we’re hosting it this year and being one of the few seniors on the team, it’ll be a very emotional senior night. I hope that even though volleyball isn’t one of the popular sports in town, that people will actually come and support us whether we win or lose.

Verona Kamberi:
Yes I started off my senior year by hitting a freshman in the face with a dodgeball. To be honest it felt good, but later I apologized. No I haven’t become a freshman tormentor, I’m still the same ol’ Verona who apologizes for things I probably shouldn’t. But I think I am a new Verona. One who kinda likes PE. Sure sweating everyday and ruining my flawless hair bothers me. But once I finish that workout or game, my hair is the last thing that matters to me. I’m ready to find my true self this year, and yes that means spending more time outdoors wearing my soon to be XtraTufs. Couple of days I go I went kayaking for the first time, but let me tell you it was super relaxing. Was I terrified of hitting other objects in the water or even tipping over the kayak… heck yes. But at the end of the day those fears went away and now I can’t wait to get back on the water and kayak like a pro. Well folks, this is just the beginning of the new and improved Verona Kamberi. TTYL!

Joey Karlik:
I’ve been waiting to become a senior for the past 6 years. Everything that I’ve worked up until now will hopefully be achieved this year and this year only. My last year of wrestling is going to be my last and greatest chance of achieving my goal of becoming a state champion. This is also my last opportunity of becoming an honorable Eagle Scout. Just a couple of more merit badges and the big Eagle Scout project and I get it. Everyone else is focusing on Senior Carnival in October and Senior Skip Day and all that. Senior year is the last time to go and get the big dreams that only very few people could get. But this is all just a tutorial for me. All of it is just practice for the real thing of being an adult and on your own. To most people that’s scary, but I’ll take a different approach. I am going to go into the real world with my head held high, my goal setting on my back and my future dream on my shoulders. That high school practice will help me for how to overcome obstacles and to power through when things get hard. Look out world, I’m coming for you.

Gabe Bowlen:
At first, I was excited about being a senior. I was excited about being on top, and that is what everybody wants, most of the time. So what I’m excited about is leaving. Graduating will be the most exciting thing this year. Yes, I’m excited for baseball and all of the sports that are going on this year, but I really just want to get out of here. I still want to experience everything being a senior has to offer, but I feel like getting out of a place you know and love is still a good thing.

Kody Malouf:
I’m excited for pep club season! Varsity Pep Club is going to be great this year and I can’t wait to get going. Kayhi is hosting the region tournament this year so the pep club can pull all the stops. Unlimited signs, endless themes, and more people are going to take pep club to another level. The basketball team lost some really good players last year, but we’re still looking strong. And wherever there might be a hole, you can always count on Kayhi varsity Pep Club to fill it. The Region V Tournament in general is always fun, and it was awesome my freshman year when we last had it at Kayhi. The other games, the dance, and just the overall buzz around Kayhi that the tournament bring is something I’m really looking forward to.


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