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Kayhi takes first at home debate

Staff Reports

Kayhi hosted and competed in the December DDF meet Dec. 12 and Dec. 13. Ketchikan Debate Drama and Forensics team competed against five other high schools from Southeast Alaska.
Debate team members Audrey Kistler and Cheyenne Mathews placed first in public forum debate. Kistler and Mathews won the final debate with a unanimous decision by a panel of three judges.
Kayhi debate coach Mrs. Woodward said that she was very happy with how the meet went.
“The Ketchikan home debate meet went very well,” Woodward said, “I was very proud of my students and all the time and effort they put forth.”
The resolve of the debate meet was ‘For-profit prisons should be banned.’ Kistler and Mathews debated the negation of the resolve in the final debate.
Woodward said that Kistler felt prepared and her efforts showed in the final debate.
“Before the debate even started Kistler told me she felt more prepared for this resolve than ever before. I guess she was right because with a 6-1 record her team with Mathews was on fire.” Woodward said.
Kayhi teams Kinani Halvorsen and Claire Landis along with Frances Barry and Anthony Joslyn also ranked within the top ten debate teams.
Mathews placed fourth in speaker points and Landis placed 11th.
In original oratory Kistler placed third with a speech on patience.
In extemporaneous speaking Mathews placed fourth and Joslyn took seventh.
Kayhi also placed high in Drama events. Sophomore Bella Posey took second place in solo acting and extemporaneous commentary. Posey took first in dramatic interpretation and did a command performance for the second time this season.
Woodward said that Posey impressed her with her performance in dramatic interpretation.
“Posey did an incredible job on her dramatic interpretation. She performed a compelling rendition of Edgar Allan Poe’s “A Tell Tale Heart.” She finished first place in both of the rooms she competed in and ended up 1st in finals as well.”
This meet was the first time Kayhi debate took first the entire season. There is one more Southeast meet in Juneau. DDF state is in February.

Upcoming events

Dec.18th
8:00am– GBB @ Petersburg
5:00pm– Wrestling Team Dinner at Kayhi in the Commons

Dec. 19th
8:00am– GBB @ Petersburg

Dec. 20th
8:00am– GBB @ Petersburg

Dec. 29th
8:00am– CCCC Basketball Tournament (Home)

Dec. 30th
8:00am– CCCC Basketball Tournament (Home)
7:00pm– Homecoming/ Homecoming Dance

Dec. 31st
8:00am– CCCC Basketball Tournament (Home)

Jan. 7th
5:00pm– BBB & GBB @ Lathrop

Jan. 8th
5:00pm– BBB & GBB @ Monroe Tournament

Jan. 9th
5:00pm– BBB & GBB @ Monroe Tournament
3:00pm– Academic Decathalon @ Metlakatla

Jan. 10th
5:00pm– BBB & GBB @ Monroe Tournament
3:00pm– Academic Decathalon @ Metlakatla

Jan. 14th
8:00am– Semester Finals

Jan. 15th
5:00pm– GBB @ Juneau
8:00am– Semester Finals

Jan. 16th
5:00pm– BBB Home VS. TM
3:00pm– Kayhi Debate @ Juneau
5:00pm– GBB @ Juneau
8:00am– Semester Finals

Jan. 17th
5:00pm– BBB Home VS. TM
3:00pm– Kayhi Debate @ Juneau
5:00pm– GBB @ Juneau

Jan. 19th
No School for Students
Work Day for Teachers

Jan. 22nd
8:00pm– BBB @ South Anchorage

Jan. 23
5:00pm– GBB Home VS. TM
8:00pm– BBB @ South Anchorage

Jan. 24th
5:00pm– GBB Home VS. TM
8:00pm– BBB @ South Anchorage
8:00am– SAT Testing

Jan. 28th
7:00pm– Jazz Concert Jerry Gallery

Jan. 29th
5:00pm– BBB @ Juneau

Jan. 30th
5:00pm– GBB Home VS. JD
5:00pm– BBB @ Juneau

Jan. 31st
5:00pm– GBB Home VS. JD
5:00pm– BBB @ Juneau

Kayhi hosts debate

By Cheyenne Mathews
Editor in Chief

The Debate Drama and Forensics meet will be at Kayhi, 4:30 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday at the Ketchikan High School. This is the fourth DDF meet of the season for Southeast schools including Kayhi, Juneau-Douglas, Thunder Mountain, Sitka, Mt. Edgecumbe, Wrangell, and Haines.

Food Drive ends Friday

By Cheyenne Mathews
Staff Writer

Ketchikan High School is participating in the 2014 SBA food drive. The food drive started on Monday Nov. 17 and ends on Friday Nov. 21. The homeroom with the most canned goods by Friday can win donuts for a week.
Last year SBA raised approximately 600 canned food items from teachers and students according to a student report by former SBA President Evan Wick. Last year the non perishable food items were donated to the Ketchikan Homeless Shelter.

Whale(fest) of a time

Kayhi was represented at Whalefest in Sitka.

Kayhi was represented at Whalefest in Sitka.

By Cheyenne Mathews
Staff Writer

Kayhi sent five students to Whalefest in Sitka Nov. 6. Kayhi won second place here during the SE Ocean Sciences Bowl scrimmage. Kayhi competed with other teams from Petersburg, Angoon, POW and Sitka.
UAS Associate Professor in Fisheries Technology, Reid Brewer wrote these students a grant to receive one dual enrollment credit for Whalefest. Whalefest included nine lectures from marine mammal scientists.
The students who attended Whalefest were Keenan Sanderson, Micah Briola, Hana Oshima, Matthew Guevara, and Autumn Davis.

In Brief…

Performing Arts
Kayhi’s Jazz Concert will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m.  The performance will feature  jazz ensemble and jazz choir.
There is no admission fee.

National Honor Society
The newest members of the National Honor Society will be inducted Thursday at 7 p.m.

Graduation orders due
The deadline for seniors to order caps and gowns from Jostens is Tuesday, Nov. 25. Orders can be placed at Jostens.com.

Yearbooks for sale
Yearbooks are on sale for $60. You can purchase them at balfour.com or at the main office.