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ACDC Home Meet Recap

Four Kayhi decathletes placed in the top 10 overall at their first home meet. Senior Adrian Ronquillo said the meet helped the team get familiar with the competition,
“The fact that we now have a meet established, we know the competition better,” said Ronquillo. “We have a whole month until our next meet so we can start preparing now.”

Meet Results

Senior Lydia Sumrall (3rd overall): 4th in Economics, 3rd in Literature, and 1st in Science

Senior Mackenzie Fousel (5th overall): 3rd in Economics, 2nd in Social Science, 1st in Literature and Music

Senior Charisma Manalo (7th overall) 6th in Literature, 5th in Art, and 2nd in Interview

Sophomore Campbell Sande (9th overall) 4th in Essay, 4th in Music, and 3rd in Literature

Sophomore Evelyn Andersen (12th overall) 7th in Science, 5th in Essay, and 4th in Literature

Junior Daniel Neufeldt (13th overall) 7th in Literature, 3rd in Science, and 2nd in Math

Senior Emme Andersen (14th overall) 6th in Music, 5th Economics, and 2nd in Essay

Junior Franklyn Correa (19th overall) 9th in Social Science, 8th in Art, and 8th in Science

Junior Angela Rodriguez 10th in Art

Junior Ruvelen Correa 9th in Music

Freshman August Cooper 7th in Interview

Senior Adrian Ronquillo 6th in Social Science

Senior Megan Cornwall 3rd in Interview

Freshman Robert Cope-Powell 9th in Science, 4th in Literature

Junior John Luke Calderon 9th in Speech, 8th in Art, 8th in Math

Senior Max Varela 5th in Literature, 3rd in Math, 1st in Economics

ACDC Home Meet Preview

Largim Zhuta
Staff Writer

Kayhi will be hosting Juneau-Douglas, Craig, and Metlakatla in the first Academic Decathlon regional meet of the season this weekend in the Kayhi Library.
The meet officially starts on Thursday at 3 p.m. with the Essay event. All the decathletes will write their essay online at their respective schools. They will compete in the other nine events and SuperQuiz during the following two days in the Kayhi Library. Only the SuperQuiz event and the Recognitions are open for the public to watch.

This year’s theme for Academic Decathlon is “Africa”

Thursday, November 30th
3:00-4:00 p.m. – Essay Online, from each team’s school

Friday, December 1st
3:00 p.m. –  Introduction KHS Library (all Friday tests)
3:10-3:40 p.m.  – Mathematics
3:45-4:15 pm. – Social Science
4:15-4:30 p.m. – Break
4:30-5:00 p.m. – Art
5:05-5:35 p.m. – Economics
5:40-6:10 p.m. – Literature
6:10 p.m. – Onward Dinner and games! Rooms 125, 128, 130

Saturday, December 2nd

8:00-8:30 a.m. –  Judges Meeting Room 130
8:45-11:00 a.m. –  Speech Rooms 109, 110, 122, 124, 125, 127,128, 129
Interview (Arena Style) KHS Library
11:00 a.m.-12:00 – Lunch teams on their own
12:00-12:30 p.m. – Music KHS Library (all remaining events)
12:35-1:05 p.m. – Science
1:05-1:20 p.m. – Break
1:20-2:00 p.m. – SuperQuiz (open to the public)
2:00 p.m. – Recognitions (open to the public)


Lezille Sagrado
Staff Writer

Kayhi’s Academic Decathlon team will be competing in its last meet of the season at state in Anchorage from Feb. 13-25.
Senior Ingrid Anzueto believes that her and her teammates will do well.
“As a senior in Academic Decathlon, I look forward to seeing the hard work pay off not only to me but also for my team,” said Anzueto. “I also look forward to having a good time in my last state meet of ACDC. We’ve worked so hard and I have a ton of confidence we will do amazing at state. I’m really hoping we’re able to take home a trophy as well as many medals.”

ACDC Metlakatla meet results

Lezille Sagrado
Staff Writer

Kayhi’s Academic Decathlon team competed in its second regional meet this weekend in Metlakatla. Kayhi dominated in multiple events taking first place in five out of ten events. Junior Largim Zhuta feels that Kayhi overall did really good.
“I think that we did way better than the last meet,” said Zhuta. “I could’ve done better if I studied, but it’s tough when you have to do both school work and studying for the meet, but I’m definitely going to study more for state.”
Meet Results
Zhuta 2nd in economics, 3rd in science, social science and math, 4th in speech, 8th in literature, 9th in essay and placed 3rd overall.
Senior Ingrid Anzueto 1st in literature, 2nd in economics, 3rd in speech and social science, 4th in interview, 7th in music, 8th in math and placed 4th overall.
Junior Emme Anderson 1st in music, 2nd in economics, 4th in literature and science, 9th in math and placed 6th overall.
Junior Max Varela 1st in social science, 2nd in art, 4th in literature and science, 9th in math and placed 7th overall.
Junior Mackenzie Fousel 4th in social science, 5th in science and music, 6th in essay, 8th in literature and economics and 10th in art.
Junior Charisma Manalo 5th in art, 7th in literature and math, and 9th in science and social science.
Senior Gabrial Canfield 7th in economics, 8th in math, and 9th in music and literature.
Freshman Evelyn Anderson 4th in music, 5th in economics and essay, and 10th in art and math.
Junior Lydia Sumrall 3rd in science, 8th in essay, 9th in economics, and 10th in literature and math.
Sophomore Franklyn Correa 5th in literature, 6th in music and economics, 7th in social science, 9th in science and 9th in art.
Sophomore Daniel Neufeldt 1st in science, 6th in speech, and 8th in math.
Freshman Sarah Palaruan 5th in social science, 6th in literature, 9th in music and interview, and 10th in math.
Freshman Campbell Sande 7th in music, 9th in literature, and 10th in speech.
Junior Tre’ann Deny 8th in music.
Sophomore RJ Danao 9th in music.

Kayhi ACDC performs well in Juneau

Kayhi decathletes placed first in four out of ten events at the first regional meet of the year in Juneau this weekend.
“I was really happy with the results. We have a lot of new recruits this year who are very serious and are committed to the team,” said coach Peter Stanton. “For example, I was impressed with freshman Campbell Sande because she placed first in music out of everyone in the meet. The returning decathletes Max Varela, Largim Zhuta, Ingrid Anzueto, and others also did really well.”

Meet Results
Junior Max Varela 1st in economics, 1st in social science, 2nd in essay, and highest overall score in the meet.
Junior Largim Zhuta 1st in economics, 1st in mathematics, 5th in social science, and 6th place overall.
Senior Ingrid Anzueto 2nd in interview, 3rd in social science, 4th in economics, and 5th in music.
Campbell Sande 1st in music and 4th in literature.
Sophomore Daniel Neufeldt 3rd in science.
Junior Charisma Manalo 4th in mathematics.
Junior Mackenzie Fousel 4th in music.
Junior Lydia Sumrall 4th in science.
Senior Gabrielle Canfield 5th in economics.
Sophomore Franklyn Correa 5th in science.
Junior Emme Anderson 5th in music.

AcDc takes fourth at State

By Cheyenne Mathews
Editor in Chief

This past weekend the Academic Decathlon team won 20 different individual medals at the GCI State Academic Decathlon tournament in Anchorage. Kayhi’s team won medals in nine out of the ten events and was fourth place overall, losing the third place trophy to last year’s state champions by nine points.
Senior Liz Vossen won gold in Literature, gold in Art, gold in Social Science, silver in Science, silver in Music, bronze in Interview, and was the highest-scoring varsity student at the tournament.
Senior Lora Starr won gold in Art, silver in Literature, bronze in Social Science and had the 4th highest individual total score of anyone at the tournament. This was Starr’s first year in AcDc. Another first year AcDc member and senior Sage Acteson won gold in Science, gold in Essay, silver in Math, and bronze in Economics. Senior Jesalyn Cachero won gold in the music category.
Several underclassman also walked away with individual medals. Sophomore Emme Andersen won gold in Art and gold in Interview as an alternate. Sophomore Max Varela won gold in Economics as an alternate. Sophomore Largim Zhuta won bronze in Economics. Sophomore Lydia Sumrall won bronze in Math and silver in Music.
In the team SuperQuiz category, Kayhi won a silver medal and tied with the state champions. Kayhi also won the most improved award for increasing their scores from last year by 20%. Kayhi’s total score was the highest in team history.