Category Archives: Arts

Nutcracker Preview

Largim Zhuta
Staff Writer

Ketchikan Theatre Ballet will perform its annual, full-length showing of The Nutcracker this weekend in the Kayhi Auditorium. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Friday, and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Tickets can be purchased ahead of time online at the KTB website (www.Ketchikan.Dance) or by calling (907)-225-9311. Tickets will also be sold at the door on the day of the performances.

 

$12 – Students/Senior Citizens/Military

$18 – Adult

$50 – Family Pack (2 Adult tickets/ 2 Student/Senior Citizens/Military tickets)

Region V Art Festival

Kinani Halvorsen
Staff Writer

           The Region V Art Festival starts today in Petersburg. At this festival, students from all over Southeast Alaska will be showcasing their art from home, participating in class sessions, and creating even more art.
           Art Fest occurs over the course of four days, each of these days starting at 8 AM with class session A, then going into lunch, coming back for class session B, then going to dinner, and ending the day with a second class session A. The second day is the same schedule with sessions A and B flipped. The final day consists of an ending art show followed with awards for each media category. Students attending will get a total of 30 hours of art during this festival, which would take weeks to get taking the standard school classes at home.
          “It would take weeks for the students to get the same amount of time with their art,” said advisor Louise Kern. “The festival has been going on for a long time. It’s really important and beneficial for the kids.”

 

Session A Workshop options include:
Special Effects Makeup
Parallel Pen Wizardry
Jewelry with A Twist
Alder Spoon Carving
Copper Etching
Underwater Sea Creature: Acrylic Painting
Paper Relief Sculpture
Quilting Arts
Poetry Collage

 

Session B Workshop options include:
Formline on Longboards
Reduction Block Printmaking
Paper Sculpture Light Box
Leather Mask Making
Halibut Hook Carving
Digital Photography
Paper Mask Making
Watercolor Exploration
Visual Journal

Kayhi attends Region V Music Fest in Sitka

Lezille Sagrado
Staff Writer

Ketchikan High School will be participating in the Region V Music Festival hosted in Sitka on April 6-8. Over 600 music students from across Southeast, Alaska will be attending to perform concerts, solos and ensembles, and engage in music clinics. Kayhi’s Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Vocal Jazz, Concert Choir, and Women’s Choir will all be performing.
Junior Thomas Brooks is feeling stressed, but thrilled about performing in Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, and Choir.
“I’m definitely stressed because of all the music that I have to learn,” said Brooks. “But I’m also very excited to be performing all the music because it shows the hardwork and dedication. All the bands and choirs put a lot of time and effort into making the pieces their own. I’m mostly excited to perform my ensembles because I’ve put a lot of time into them.”
Senior Kinani Halvorsen is excited to perform in her last Music Fest.
“I’m really looking forward to being able to perform for the Wind Ensemble for the last time,” said Halvorsen. “I feel really good about performing in Jazz Band because I really like the set of music we have and I think everyone has a piece that they really enjoy.”

Six Kayhi Students Off To All-State Choir

Six students from Kayhi’s choir will be attending all-state in Anchorage this Thursday.  Junior Terran Stack is the only boy traveling from Kayhi and is anxious to be singing with other students.
“It will be interesting knowing no one in my section, but I’m fascinated by voice so I’m excited to hear the music with a strong set of singers. Things were a bit more difficult having no one here to practice a part on pieces of music harder than I’m used to, but my goal is to not let that make me behind the other participants around me,” said Stack.
Seniors Kay Fazakerley, Drew Hoyt and Arra Seludo, along with juniors Emme Anderson, Jadyn Lewis and Stack will be attending all-state. This will be all the senior’s second all-state appearance.

Kayhi to host Music Fest

Ketchikan High School will be hosting the Region V Music Festival April 14-16. Over 600 music students from across Southeast will be congregating to perform concerts, present solos and ensembles, and participate in clinics. Kayhi’s Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Women’s Choir, Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz, and Jazz Band will all be performing.
There will be many types of performances over the weekend. Sophomore Danny Suckow is especially excited for the Haines Men’s Choir and other performances.
“Haines has a men’s choir that is really cool. They were awesome last year,” said Suckow.

Mathews wins Alaskan Distinguished Young Women

By Bernie Franulovich
Staff Writer

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Front Row (left to right): Megan Daugherty, Faithe Gray, Marie Nakada
Back Row (left to right): Madison Pope, Alyssa Hampton, Cheyenne Mathews, Talia Bowles, Kiana Wood, Anika Mudge, Brenna Rollman

Kayhi senior Cheyenne Mathews won the annual Distinguished Young Women competition last week in Ketchikan. Three Ketchikan seniors participated in the competition, Madison Pope, Megan Daugherty, and Mathews along with six other girls from around Alaska.
The Distinguished Young Women Program is more than a pageant, with emphasis on academics, confidence, leadership, and talents. The candidates competed in five categories: interview, self expression, talent, scholastics, and fitness. There are also two additional $500 essay scholarships from Rotary 2000 on the topic ‘Service above Self’ and from PEO Chapter A&H ‘Be Your Best Self’, and another $500 scholarship from GCI for whichever candidate best embodies DYW’s ‘Be Your Best Self’ Spirit.
Cheyenne Mathews won the overall competition as well as the interview, self expression, talent, and scholastics portions. The awards for winning the overall competition include a 2-year tuition scholarship to any University of Alaska campus and a $1,250 cash scholarship, as well as $500 for every category that she won. Mathew’s overall cash scholarships from the event totaled $3,250.
Mathews’ is involved in numerous activities around Kayhi including being the Student Body Association President and a Co-Chair of the Youth Advisory Committee to the Forest Service.
She is planning on attending the University of Alaska Anchorage next year to major in journalism and political science, as well as participate in the Seawolf Debate Program. Madison Pope won a $500 scholarship for winning the fitness portion of the competition, as well as being the 2nd runner up and winning $750.
Pope is also very active at Kayhi, she’s on the Kayhi Dance Team, President of Pep Club, and is in National Honor Society. Pope hopes to attend University of Portland to pursue a communications and a dance career.
Alyssa Hampton, who attends Dimond High School, was the 1st runner up winning $1,000, and won the spirit portion of the competition taking away $1,500 from the event. Hampton plans on becoming a neuropathologist in her future.
Anika Mudge, from Nenana, was 3rd runner up winning $500 and the ‘Be Your Best Self’ Essay, with a total scholarship of $1,000. Mudge also hopes to attend UAA and pursue music education.
Hutchison’s Kiana Wood won the ‘Service Above Self’ essay ($500), and hopes to attend George Fox University for nursing.
Last year’s winner was Maire Nakada from Anchorage, won both the state and national competition. The last winners from Ketchikan were Emma Scott in 2013, and Aimee McClory in 2007.
Mathews will be traveling to Mobile, Alabama in June to compete for more scholarships at the national level.

Competitors in DYW:

  • Talia Bowles – West Anchorage High School
  • Alyssa Hampton – A.J. Dimond High School
  • Brenna Rollman – Eagle River High School
  • Kiana Wood – Hutchison High School
  • Anika Mudge – Nenana City Public High School
  • Faithe Fray – Metlakatla High School
  • Madison Pope – Ketchikan High School
  • Cheyenne Mathews – Ketchikan High School
  • Megan Daugherty – Ketchikan High School

 

Kayhi iLife movie hits YouTube

By Eliah Anderson
Staff Writer

After a two year break, Little Bill has returned. The revamped second movie in the series, Little Bill Stikes Back premiered Wednesday Feb. 10 in front of a room packed with Kayhi students and teachers. About 50-60 people attended the eagerly anticipated premiere.
Daniel Klose directed the movie and founded HothBrothers, the production company. His inspiration for film began in iLife, an elective class taught by Allegra Machado. The class has around 30 students and is an independent project class.
All the filming for the movie was done outside of class, however, Klose spent everyday of this last semester in iLife editing the footage. In total Klose put in over 100 hours on the project.
“For Dan it’s not only a hobby but a passion,” said Machado. “I am really proud of the hard work and effort that went into making a professional amature film. He plans to attend film school in Portland in the fall.”
The first movie of the installation, Little Bill’s Big Day was the first movie Klose had ever made. He wanted to make a second Little Bill movie to improve on the first film.
“The last one doesn’t make a lot of sense,” Klose said. “The new one is half sequel, half plot remake.”
Another change was the film editing software used, Final Cut Pro was used instead of iMovie.
“I was begging Machado to buy the new program [Final Cut Pro]. It made a big difference,” Klose added.
The extra work payed off as Little Bill Strikes Back had 685 views on YouTube after only a week on the web.