The National Art Honor Society is a Kayhi club that spreads art work throughout the school and the community. Senior Dearly Villaflor stated how people apply and the requirements needed to be a member.
“It’s just like applying for any other club, you need at least a semester of Art and a 2.0 or higher GPA,” said Villaflor. “The people who join are usually the people who tend to love and enjoy art and want to do more of it.”
NAHS allows for Kayhi’s artists to have an opportunity to express their artistic talents. Senior member Ada Hu likes to have a place where she can show her artwork.
“I like it a lot, I get to show my creativity throughout the town,” said Hu.
The members try to take on as many projects as they can at one time. Villaflor explained the projects that NAHS has done.
“We painted chairs and sold them for charity, we are currently painting the walls for WF Family Entertainment Center for free as well as making things for the Winter Art Fair” said Villaflor.
NAHS consists of ten Kayhi members, eight seniors and two juniors. Hu likes like how well the members connect.
“We work pretty well together, we bounce ideas off of each other,” said Hu.
Members Dearly Villaflor (Senior) Ada Hu (Senior) Tyler Merle (Senior) Sarah Palaruan (Senior) Anne Coss (Senior) Nicole Embree (Senior) Talisa McKinley (Senior) Madison Rose (Senior) Charlie King (Junior) Lauren Scarzella (Junior)
The Kayhi Lady Kings wrestling team had their first ever first place winner in the Lancer Smith Memorial Tournament. Hayley Gilson (25-3, undefeated in her weight class) took first beating Jaron Mute of Bethel 5-3. Fellow sophomore Ada Odden finished second losing 4-3 to Sadie Blake of Homer. Together Gilson and Odden went 8-1 with seven pins .
Head Coach Rick Collins said he is proud of the lady’s performance this weekend.
“The ladies had a great weekend.” Collins said. “They all worked real hard, and we came out with our first ever Lancer Smith champion. Ada had a rough match in the finals, but I think she’s more than capable of beating her in the state tournament come December.”
The boys varsity team did not perform as well. Amongst all 15 weight classes the boys had only one place taker, junior captain Andy Collins (19-6) who took 5th in the 152 pound weight class. Collins said he wishes he went into this tournament with a different mindset.
“If I could go back and change something about this weekend it would be my mindset,” said Collins. “I underestimated the 3rd and 4th seed and I suffered for it, definitely wish I could have a do over on those 2 matches.”
Captain Charlie Blair (18-2) said that everyone didn’t have the right mindset this weekend.
“Everybody just looked shocked this weekend,” said Blair. “I don’t know if it’s because of the mere size of the tournament or lack of rest, but on Friday our team did not look ready to wrestle. I’m hoping by the state tournament we’ve all got our heads in the right place.”
Both teams will travel to Sitka this Thursday and will wrestle Friday and Saturday.
The Kayhi Drama, Debate and Forensics team is headed to Skagway this Thursday to compete against Sitka, Juneau (JDHS and TMHS), Petersburg, Skagway, and Haines. Senior captain Carter Thomas is looking forward to this weekend in Skagway.
“We have a very talented team and I think that we will do very good this weekend individually and as a team,” said Thomas.
The team will compete all day Friday and Saturday.
The Kayhi volleyball team gets last place at the Region V tournament. On Thursday night the Kings played the Crimson Bears and lost 1-3. On Friday night the Kings fell to the Falcons 0-3 and were eliminated from the tournament. Senior captain Madison Purcell was named All-Conference Team. Purcell speaks on her last Region tournament experience.
“It was a lot of fun, I’m happy and feel fulfilled with how this season went,” said Purcell.
The Lady Kings (0-8) will head to Juneau to play in the Region V Volleyball tournament this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Lady Kings will play at 7 p.m. on Thursday night against the Juneau Douglas Crimson Bears and the rest of the game times will depend on the outcome of the previous games. Senior Erika Rauwolf is unsure about this weekend.
“I don’t know how this weekend in Juneau is going to go, I’m hoping we can compete and whatever happens, happens,” said Rauwolf.
The Ketchikan Junior Shotgun League competed in a Southeast Trap and Sporting tournament. The event took place in Juneau on Oct. 25-27.
The Ketchikan Junior Shotgun League is a Non-Profit organization coached by Eric Eichner.
Sophomore Thomas Rud, the newest member of the senior varsity squad, managed to knock down 36 out of 50 clays during the sporting clay event placing sixth overall.
Rud placed second in the double trap event as well as the sporting clays event.
Rud was also the runner up in high above all in the men’s senior varsity division. He hit 253 clays out of the 300 possible.
Ralph shot a 42 out of 50 in Wobble trap. Just five away from tying the top score of 47.
“I thought I did good for the amount of practice I had,” said Ralph. ”I did better than I have in the past couple competitions.”
Freshman Oscar Brooks was one of three to place in the junior varsity division out of the nine competitors. He got third in sporting clays earning himself a bronze medal. He also placed fourth in both doubles and wobble trap, and fifth in single trap.
Brooks was a first time competitor in the southeast tournament.
Senior Caden Thomas and Rud, both Kayhi students competing for the team did well in their events.
Thomas placed second in both doubles trap and sporting clays and placed second in men’s high above all in the mens SV division breaking 253 clay targets out of 300.
“I shot pretty good,” said Thomas. ”always room for improvement though.”
This was Thomas’ first time placing in the southeast tournament. He had competed only once before.
The Ketchikan Junior Shotgun League will participate in the state finals during the first week of June.
“The team will do good in future tournaments I assume,” He said. ”with practice and time they will get better.”