Nine of the Kayhi Drama, Debate, and Forensics members placed in the top three spots at the Juneau meet this past weekend.
“I think this was the highest we have scored regarding students’ speeches, drama pieces, and debate for a first meet, “ said coach Dave Mitchell. “I set the bar a little higher than usual, but we just have a very talented group of first year debaters. They learned a lot, had great attitudes and I was just very pleased.”
Arick Mattson, who took first place in overall speaking points was very pleased with the team’s performance as well.
“Kayhi dominated at this meet,“ said Mattson. “They [the first year members] did a lot better than everyone else in their first year. “
1st – Arick Mattson
3rd – Frances Barry
5th – Raevyn Goodson
2nd – Sam Winburn
3rd – Dametre Williams-Martin
4th – Thomas Brooks
Extemporaneous commentary speaking
4th – Henry Clark
6th – Brandon Roof
1st – Piper Cooper
2nd – Raevyn Goodson
3rd – Madyson Traudt
2nd – Piper Cooper
3rd (tie) – Frances Barry
3rd (tie) – Thomas Brooks
4th – Dametre Williams-Martin
3rd – Arick Mattson
2nd – Arick Mattson, Seth Chernick, Meriel English, Henry Clark
The Kayhi swim and dive team placed fourth overall in their last regular season meet in Sitka. The Kayhi girls’ team fell two points behind Juneau-Douglas with 316 points, and the Kayhi boys’ team finished 47 points behind Juneau-Douglas with 232 points. Kayhi will be traveling to Juneau on Oct. 27th for the Region V Swim and Dive Tournament
Men’s Scores Friday
- Thunder Mountain: 333
- Sitka High School: 283
- Juneau_douglas High School: 279
- Ketchikan High School: 232
- Petersburg High School: 189
- Craig High Schools: 57
Women’s Scores Friday
- Sitka High School: 495
- Thunder Mountain High School: 372
- Juneau-Douglas High School: 318
- Ketchikan High School: 316
- Petersburg High School: 206
- Craig High School: 23
Men’s Scores Saturday
- Thunder Mountain: 340
- Sitka High School: 289
- Juneau-Douglas High School: 259
- Ketchikan High School: 197
- Petersburg High School: 173
- Craig High School: 45
Women’s Scores Saturday
- Sitka High School: 437
- Thunder Mountain High School: 322
- Juneau-Douglas High School: 285
- Ketchikan High School: 251
- Petersburg High School: 212
- Craig High Schools: 24
Rosie Kacenas & Gavin Salazar
The Kayhi wrestling team placed first in the Tom Sims Invitational in Wrangell last weekend.
“Overall it went really well,” said coach Rick Collins. “Especially for the beginning of the season.”
Five Kayhi wrestlers took first in their weight class, and four took second. The team won the tournament with 210 points, beating the closest team by almost 100 points.
Junior Patrick Rauwolf said the team’s first tournament was a success. “Wrestling up a weight class was nice because I didn’t have to cut weight,” said Rauwolf. “The weekend went well, I got first place, and overall the team did really good.”
120 – Patrick Rauwolf
126 – Andy Collins
132 – Mark Jasper
138 – Brayden Linne
285 – Joey Rhoads
98/106 – Cassie Stout
126 – Charlie Blair
152 – Max Collins
170 – Brandon Weiber
The Kayhi swim and dive team is traveling to Sitka this weekend to compete in their last regular season meet before the Regional Tournament in Juneau.
The Kayhi Drama, Debate, and Forensics team is travelling to Thunder Mountain to compete in their first regional meet of the season on Friday.
Head Coach Dave Mitchell said he is looking forward for the first meet.
“The first meet is always unique in that it’s mostly focused for training and preparing first-year debate students in getting them knowledgeable, and making them comfortable with debate,” said Mitchell. “In terms of first year debate students, we just have a lot of really sharp kids who have joined. They will learn from the seniors and returning students, make some huge strides, and hopefully be able to compete at a high level by the end of the season.”
Co-captain, Frances Barry said she is looking forward to seeing the new members of the team see what DDF is all about.
“The first meet is always exciting. You go with all these first year students who don’t really know anything about DDF, and then they go and actually see what DDF is and what all the events are,” said Barry. “They also see how exhausting it is as well.”
Barry said she sees Kayhi maintaining their good performance from past seasons.
“I think we will continue our path in being one of the best overall teams in Southeast”
Rosie Kacenas & Gavin Salazar
The Kayhi wrestling team will travel to Wrangell to compete in their first meet of the season on Friday. The Tom Sims Invitational Tournament will be double-elimination, and all of Southeast Alaska will participate.
Head coach Rick Collins said he’s excited for all of the potential the freshmen have shown. There will be nine freshmen competing in the first tournament of their high school career.
“There’s some good talent in that group,” said Collins. “Some of them haven’t been wrestling that long, but they’re working hard in practice and I’m really pleased with them.”
Senior Justin Albecker is looking forward to the team’s first tournament of the season.
“The first trip is always the most fun, you get a lot of matches,” said Albecker. “I’m going 145, I feel it’ll be a good weight. There’s a lot of kids in 145, there always is, but I don’t have to cut any weight so that’s good.”
Collins said that this tournament will be a good opportunity to see where the team is talent-wise, and will set a good tone for how the rest of the season should unfold.
Kayhi students and parents will have an opportunity to learn how to apply and prepare for college tonight at Kayhi’s annual Explore Night from 5:00 – 8:15 p.m. Explore Night consists of workshops that specify in teaching students about a certain area of the college application process.
There are 10 workshops that will be available: Applications, Admissions, and the Selection Process, How to Survive College without Going Broke, Quality Educational Opportunities in Alaska, Preparing a Winning Scholarship Application, Application Essays, Finding the Right College, Making the Most of Your School Visit, Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), Organizing your Senior Portfolio, and Are you Ready for Tomorrow’s (Today’s) World?.
Admissions representatives are leading the workshops. Explore Night will take place in Kayhi’s science wing.