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Kayhi Wrestlers at state

Carter Thomas
Staff Writer

The Kayhi Kings wrestling team placed seventh out of 18 teams in the state tournament. Coach Rick Collins felt that the team competed well.
“All in all they wrestled well. We had a couple heartbreaking losses, but for the most part we won matches that I felt we should,” said Collins. “I was really pleased with everyone’s effort.”
Sophomore Andy Collins and Senior Brandon Weiber (who both placed 5th) have really impressed coach Collins.
“Andy Collins looked amazing. He has improved so much this year, and is probably our most improved wrestler on the season,” said Collins. “He ended up with three pins, definitely the most on the team. He really is a dangerous wrestler, it was fun to watch. Brandon Weiber lost his first match to an unseeded wrestler, but then came back and fought through the back side of the bracket.  I thought that was super impressive.”
Senior Brandon Weiber thought the team did better than expected.
“I am happy with placing 5th, but I felt like I could have placed 3rd,” said Weiber. “I did not think we as a team were going to do as good as we did, so that was fun to see.”
Senior Matthew Rodriguez got pinned for his first time ever at the state tournament.
“He made a mistake and ended up getting caught and pinned,” said Collins. “We were hoping to get a victory, but he ended up falling short.
Coach Collins will miss the Patrick Rauwolf and the other seniors on the team.
“Patrick finished with 3rd at state, making this the 3rd time he has placed at state. That is super impressive because many wrestlers never place,” said Collins.  It will be sad to see him and the other seniors graduate. We are just thankful for all the time we got to spend with them.”

State Placers:
Degan Linne (32-6) – 3rd place (103)
Patrick Rauwolf (24-8) – 3rd place (119)
Brandon weiber (31-5) – 5th place (189)
Andy collins (29-7) – 5th place (140)

 

Staff Pick

How do you prepare for finals?

Alex Malouf: Each class is different. I cram in study time for my math final as close to the test as possible. If I do it more than a few days in advance, I will forget everything. English based classes and finals requiring essay writing are more manageable for me. I prepare everything and lay it out. Essentially I have the essay written in my mind before I even get to the class. Finals are only as bad as you make them.

Olivia Kinunen: I haven’t ever dedicated much time to studying for finals. I listen and take notes in class, so doing the final reviews that teachers pass out is usually enough for me to go into the tests and do well. In math and science based classes I’m normally able to have a notecard which I usually do the night before the test. I try not to put too much content on these notecards either, just things that I always seem to forget or mess up on. English has never really been an issue for me so I spend little to no time studying for my English finals.

Cody Kemble: I don’t start studying until a couple days before, because if I study too far in advance I’ll just forget everything. The review that teachers give are the best tool for finals, I almost never look at anything but that. For math I have found that the review is almost always identical to the actual test, so if you know how to do the review, you’re good. I’m not one that will sit there and stress about finals and spend a bunch of time studying. I’ve never failed a final either, the lowest if gotten is a 67 and the highests was a 98, both on math finals. I’m pretty streaky and that because I don’t really have a plan for studying for math at least. For finals with essays, I have already written the essay before hand.

Connor Wodehouse: To tell the truth, I don’t do much studying. I’ve always done well grade-wise when I don’t study, so I’ve never really had much trouble getting ready for finals. Listening in class and knowing that YOU know what’s up is what’ll get you there, and on the day of the final itself? Be chill, yo. You know it, you got this. And if you don’t, then you probably should’ve studied.

 

ACDC Recap

Kayhi’s Academic Decathlon team arrived home sunday night from their first meet in Craig. For the Super Quiz, team 1 for Kayhi’s took 2nd overall while Kayhi’s second team took third.

Individual placements:

Daniel Neufeldt: 10th in Art, 8th in Music, 4th in Interview, and 2nd in Science
August Cooper: 2nd in Speech
Sarah Short: 8th in Music and 6th in Speech
Alphege Dulay: 9th in Economics, 8th in Social Studies
Robert Cope-Powell: 10th in Art, 8th in Interview, and 5th in Literature
John Luke Calderon: 10th in Social Science, 7th in Essay, 6th in Literature, and 5th in Speech.
Matthew Nutt: 8th in Literature, 6th in Music, 4th in Science, and 4th in Economics
Campbell Sande: 9th in Literature, 5th in Social Studies, 5th in Art, 3rd in Economics, and 2nd in Music
Franklyn Correa: 10th in Science, 10th in Music, 9th in Social Studies, 9th in Art, 7th in Interview, 3rd in Economics, and 5th in Literature
Evelyn Nutt: 10th in Art, 9th in Math, 7th in Speech, 7th in Science, 7th in Economics, 5th in Essay, 3rd in Literature, and took 10th place overall
Mackenzie Fousel: 8th in Science, 6th in Literature, 4th in Art, 3rd in Music, 3rd in Social Studies, 2nd in Economics, and placed 9th overall
Andrea Short: 10th in Economics, 9th in Literature, 7th in Math, 4th in Speech, 2nd in Music, 1st in Interview, and placed 8th overall
Acacia Sexton: 9th in Music, 8th in Literature, 6th in Economics, 4th in Social Science, 2nd in Essay, 1st in Speech, and placed 7th overall

 

Logan’s Tech Tip: Amazon Dash Button

Amazon.com  rolled out a new product, but it may not be what you expect.
“Amazon Dash Buttons make ordering easy,” said an Amazon representative, in a recent article. “With a simple click, Prime Members can order their favorite products.”

The Dash Button is simple: put the button in a convenient place, link your Amazon account, and press the button whenever you need that specific product. After that, it’s up to the Amazon warehouse to send what you need in as little time as possible. Ranging everywhere from Doritos to Downy, popularity is rising for the Dash Button.

Are these buttons truly a practical convenience? or just another novelty item? For smaller items, like toothbrush heads, there is no hassle, and ordering them is an easy fix, but when it comes to heavier items like toilet paper, you would be better off going to the store and physically buying them yourself.

Lady Kings strive for Six

IMG_0282Cody Kemble
Staff Writer

The quest for a sixth consecutive Region V Title begins for the Kayhi girls basketball team on Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. with the annual Meet the Kings.
The Lady Kings finished last year with a 16-9 record and a fifth consecutive region championship. They qualified for the state tournament as the No. 7 seed, but lost to No.2 East, as well as Anchorage and Chugiak.
Senior Payton Simmons is one of the three returning starters. The Lady Kings are looking to find two new starters to replace graduating seniors.
“We’re a young team,” Simmons said. “We’re going to have to work hard, but we’ll be fine. I’m super excited to start playing with this group.”
The Lady Kings will need to fill the defensive and leadership voids left by Hannah Maxwell and the offensive void by Brittany Slick.
“I think that we will be able to spread the ball around and score with everyone,” Simmons said. “We’re going to have to step it up on defense too.”
This season the varsity team will feature three seniors, four juniors, three sophomores, and three freshmen. Seven of the 13 players are returning varsity letter winners.
“This season will be fun,” Simmons said. “It’s my last year, so I’m going to leave it all out of the floor.”

Varsity

Sr. Ashley Huffine
Sr. Payton Simmons
Sr. Emmie Smith
Jr. Madi Rose
Jr. Lianne Seludo
Jr. Shaye Skillings
Jr. Nadire Zhuta
So. Dyllan Borer
So. Rachel Knight
So. Charlie King
Fr. Janae Rhoads
Fr. Chelsea Johnson
Fr. Shay Mendoza

 

2018-2019 Lady Kings Varsity Schedule

12/08 Meet the Kings
12/20-22 @Colony/ Wasilla
12/27-29 CCCC
@1/11-12 Mt. Edgecumbe
1/18-19 Juneau Douglas
1/24-26 @ Thunder Mountain
2/01-02 @ Mt. Edgecumbe
2/08-09 @ Dimond Tournament
2/15-16  Thunder Mountain
2/22-23 @ Juneau Douglas
3/05-09 Region V Tournament @ Sitka
3/22-24 State Tournament @ Anchorage

Game Times

C 4:00 p.m.
JV 5:30 p.m.
V 7:15 p.m.

 

Staff Pick

I will do my Christmas shopping…

Olivia Kinunen: I will do my Christmas shopping a week before Christmas. I hate to say it but I am terrible at Christmas shopping. I am super forgetful and never know what to get anyone. I end up throwing something together for my family and friends a few days before Christmas and hope for the best. It’s not like I want to be this way, I try to be good and put stuff in my shopping carts online…but I forget to order it until it’s too late. Hopefully by the time I’m an adult with my own family I’ll be better at Christmas shopping, but that’s not anytime soon.

Carter Thomas: I will do my Christmas shopping online and in town. I usually try and order two weeks before Christmas, because of how long the shipping takes. Usually I order through amazon, because my family has a prime membership and gets free shipping.  But, it is hard to remember to get everyone something, and often I end up going to Walmart and Tongass to get the last few presents in the days leading up to Christmas. I have ordered the majority of my gifts online, but I usually procrastinate on a few family members or friends.

Abbigail Gaugler: I tend to do my Christmas shopping at randomly spaced out times. For my family, it’s mostly online shopping because I don’t want to risk them seeing it in the car or at all. If it’s friends then I don’t really care when I get them gifts. It’d be before Christmas of course, but whether it be from Walmart or a fancy gift shop across the world depends on the person. Occasionally I’ll buy something on a summer vacation and save it for a Christmas gift, but that’s only if it’s special.

Jared Valentine: Christmas shopping? For what? Isn’t Santa responsible for all of the presents?

 

Culinary gets $5K Grant

First year culinary teacher Cameo McRoberts was awarded the Safeway grant for education. McRoberts won $5000 for the culinary kitchen.
“This is just awesome” said Kayhi Principal Bob Marshall. “Budget is tight everywhere, so getting a grant like this allows her to purchase something for the kitchen that we normally wouldn’t have. It’s cool knowing teachers can get fundings from other places.”
The Safeway grant is for improving classrooms. McRoberts applied with intent to put a hydroponic garden into the culinary kitchen.
“I saw a hydroponic garden here in town and I knew how great that would be in our kitchen,” said McRoberts. “We live in an area where all fruits and vegetables are imported on a barge and I think it would be great to grow them in our own in class.”
McRoberts presented this idea for the Safeway grant. Now that the grant has been awarded to her she plans to purchase one for her classroom.