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Short attends All State Choir

Dametre Williams-Martin
Staff Writer

Making All-State Choir is an impressive feat, and for senior Andrea Short, this will be her second time having gone. Her first being her junior year.
“Last year I was in women’s choir,” said Short “ This year I’m in mixed choir.”
Andrea being part of band and choir knows the amount of work it takes to make good music.
“Everyone is striving for perfection,” said Short. “We all  want to create music.”
All-State for both band and choir is auditioned for, because not everybody makes it in due to its competitive nature.
“You have the best from around the state,” said Short.“ They are all working together to make gorgeous music.”
According to Short, All-State Choir isn’t about looking good and proving your one of the best.
“I want to create good music,” said Short. “All-State is just another step towards that.”
All-State for both band and choir is held in Anchorage. There will be two days of prep time (Thursday and Friday) with a performance on Saturday

Red Ribbon Week


Tarrant Sasser
Staff Writer

Kayhi students had another reason to wear XtraTufs, Tuesday – to Give Drugs the Boot for Red Ribbon Week.
Red Ribbon Week is to raise awareness in the fight against using tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. For another year Kayhi is getting involved.
Vice Principal Cole Maxwell said Red Ribbon week is important. “We are bringing it back to mind, and letting people know that this is a problem and we want to help make the change.”
The National Red Ribbon Campaign was first started in 1985 by a handful of parents after a Drug Enforcement Administration Agent named Enrique Camarena who had his life taken by a drug cartel while at lunch. In Camarena’s memory people wore red to honor his battle against illegal drugs. Groups were formed and they adopted a symbol of Camarena’s memory, a red ribbon.
Kayhi and the Pep Club are getting students involved with a different activity and theme everyday this week to raise awareness.

Monday- we are bringing non-perishables for the Kayhi food pantry to help those in need.
Tuesday- wear boots, we are giving drugs the boot
Wednesday, wear your red to honor Camarena
Thursday- wear neon to represent our bright futures without drugs
Friday- wear schools colors because Kayhi chooses to come together and be drug free

Parent-teacher Conferences

Kayhi hosted parent-teacher conferences Monday and Tuesday. Two hundred and seventy-nine students were represented ora a total of 49% of the student body – down from 344 last year.
Principal Bob Marshall said the decrease might be a product of the grading program that allows students and parents to view grades from home.
“The system we use is kind of inadequate,” said Marshall. “You can access everything so people wonder why you need to wait in line and show up when you can just look online and find the one teacher you have a question for.”
Overall, Marshall said he was pretty happy about the turnout.
“A lot of good things happening out there,” said Marshall. “The teachers were really trying to keep positive.”

Weekend Sports

Football @ Homer
Football will take on Homer Saturday at 2 p.m. Kayhi (3-1) fell to Houston last weekend 22-20.

Volleyball @ TM
The Lady Kings (1-5) will face the Thunder Mountain Flacons tonight at 8 p.m. JV will play at 6:15 p.m. and C team at 4:30 p.m. Saturday night Kayhi will play at 6 p.m. JV at 4:15 p.m. and C team at 2:30 p.m. 

CC @ home
Kayhi cross country will host fifteen teams from south east this weekend. The girls will race at 12 p.m. and the boys at 12:45 p.m. 

Swim and dive @ Sitka
This weekend the Kayhi swim team travels to Sitka. The meet starts at 5:30 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Saturday. 

Fitness Last Week

Seth Chernick
Staff Writer

The Student Body Association participated in three, thirty-minute events last week. This is part of an effort to join #MoveInMay otherwise known as the ‘’ National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Some of the activities at the school include Yoga, Dodgeball, Mega Musical Chairs, Hip-Hop, Zumba, Outdoor Frisbee, and Art.
Students and Staff had varying reactions to the event, but the response was mostly positive. Mrs. Woodward was among those in favor of fitness week, and she offered her own advice on how to improve upon the idea.
“I think that the health and fitness week is a great idea,” said Woodward. “I would like to see us expand it outdoors, during this nice weather.”
Principal Bob Marshall suggested that fitness week should be implemented earlier next year.
“In the future, we will start sooner in the planning,” said Marshall. “So we can make sure everything is on board and ready to go.”
For students, the event comes as both a break during the busy school day and a time to be active. This had both positive and negative reactions within the student body. Some students appreciate the short breaks in the days as finals week approaches, but others would rather be spending the time working. Senior Max Varela criticized the event for the time it took out of class but said he supports fitness activities.
“I kinda think its a waste of time, and there are better things we can be doing,” said Varela. “I think fitness is important, but I don’t think to cut into class time for it fits its purpose.”
Senior Luke Reynolds has a different perspective, seeing the event as a better idea than just sitting around.
“I think it’s a fantastic idea and the alternative would’ve been sitting around,” said Reynolds. “I appreciate it; its a healthy alternative.”

Weekend Sports Recap

Baseball sweeps TM
The baseball team finished their home series 3-0 against the Falcons. The Kings defeated Thunder Mountain 13-10 Friday. Kayhi dominated 10-0 over the Falcons Saturday afternoon. Finishing up the weekend, Kayhi came back in the 8th inning winning 5-4. Senior Michael Starr said he’s happy with how the team played.
“I’m very happy with the way we played this weekend,” said Starr. “The first night was rough because of the weather conditions, but we didn’t give up because the other team had to play in the same stuff. I’m also proud that we were able to come out with a sweep. If we are planning to go to state this is the fire and intensity we need to bring to the ball field.”
Track and Field Boys Take 2nd in Juneau
Kayhi Track and Field boys finished second at the Juneau Invitational last weekend with an overall score of 108– two points behind Thunder Mountain. The boys won the 4×100 relay and combined to place in 11 of the 17 events including all four relays.
On the girls’ side, the Lady Kings placed in one event, one less than their previous meet. Carlee Zartman, Rachel Knight, Keri Thomas, and Elizabeth Knight finished second in the 4×400 relay 19 seconds behind last year’s state champion team.
The last home meet for the Kings will be this weekend, May 11-12 at Esther Shea Field.

4×100 relay- Lester Credito, Adrian Ronquillo, Grant Alphege Dulay, Kadin Hodges- 1st
Brendan Wong shot put- 2nd
Joey Rhoads discus- 2nd
Grant Alphege Dulay long jump- 2nd
4×400 relay- Ivers Credito, Paul Allmendinger, Jon Barron, Adrian Ronquillo- 2nd
Nolan Meyer triple jump- 3rd
Lester Credito 100- 3rd
Christopher Carlson 110 hurdles- 3rd
Ivers Credito 300 hurdles- 3rd
4×200 relay- Ivers Credito, Gabe Cruz, Riley Deal, Lester Credito- 3rd
4×800 relay- Nate Ellis, Jeffrey Lambert, Paul Allmendinger, Jon Barron- 3rd

4×400 relay- Carlee Zartman, Rachel Knight, Keri Thomas, Elizabeth Knight- 2nd
Girls, Boys soccer go 1-3
Girls soccer (1-7, 0-4) finished their Anchorage road trip 1-3 with a win over Homer (2-1) and losses to Dimond, Kenai-Central, and Soldotna. They not only scored their first goals of the season, they also picked up their first win. The team as a whole ended up scoring five goals on the trip with three of them coming from junior captain Olivia Kinunen.
Kinunen said she is very happy and proud of the team for getting their first victory of the year.
“We have worked so hard this season,” said Kinunen. “So it is nice to have all of our hard work pay off and to get a win.”

Boys soccer (4-8, 2-2) had a similar luck up north and went 1-3 beating Homer 1-0, and losing to Dimond, Kenai-Central, and Soldotna.
Senior captain Henning Pankow said he was disappointed in the outcome of their trip but believes it is what the team needed.
“We learned to play as a team and really focused on getting our endurance up,” said Pankow. “It would be nice to have an extra week to recover for Juneau, but I think we will be ready for them on Friday.”
Softball goes 1-1 against TM
The Lady Kings split in the conference games this weekend to Thunder Mountain. Winning on Friday 11-4 and losing their only conference game on Saturday 8-3.
Senior Alex Boegler said that the weather had an impact on their ability to play at their best over the weekend.
“I’m not making excuses, but in the rain and wind, It’s a lot harder to throw balls compared to when it’s sunny and dry,” said Boegler. “We definitely didn’t play up to our skill level this week, but I’d really like to see what happens when we face those girls again in more suitable weather.”
The Lady Kings now have a conference record of 2-4. This upcoming weekend, Kayhi will travel to Sitka and face the Sitka High Softball Team. Ketchikan’s first varsity game is scheduled for Friday at 6pm


Track Does Well At Home Meet

Brittany Slick
Staff Writer

Kayhi Boys Track dominated their home meet this weekend with 145 points–44 points ahead of the next best team. Though 12 of the 17 events were races on the red, the boys showed their domination in the five strength and jumping events. Upperclassmen Brendan Wong, Justice Yoder, and Joey Rhoads took the top three places in shot put, contributing huge points in the Kings’ win. The girls took fourth place overall with relays as their highest placing events. Freshman Rachel Knight was the only Kayhi girl to place in any individual event, taking second in the 400m.

Brendan Wong shotput- 1st
Justice Yoder shotput- 2nd
Nolan Meyer triple jump- 2nd
Joey Rhoads discus- 2nd
Trevor Holt triple jump- 3rd
Brendan Wong discus- 3rd
Joey Rhoads shotput- 3rd
Kadin Hodges 200- 2nd
4×200 relay- Trevor Holt, Gabe Cruz, Lester Credito, Cole Caparas- 2nd
4×400 relay- Paul Almendinger, John Barron, Jeffrey Lambert, Ivers Credito- 2nd
4×100 relay- Germin Pasion, Christopher Carlson, Riley Deal, John Rodriguez-Bernardo- 3rd
4×800- Paul Almendinger Jon Barron, Jeffery Lambert, Nate Eisenhower- 3rd

Rachel Knight 400m- 2nd
4×100 relay- Rachel Knight, Rosie Kascenas, Madison Rose, Carlee Zartman- 3rd
4×800 relay- Ashley Cyr, Morgan Elerding, Keri Thomas, Kendall Kamm- 3rd