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
Underwater Sea Creature: Acrylic Painting
Paper Relief Sculpture
Session B Workshop options include:
Formline on Longboards
Reduction Block Printmaking
Paper Sculpture Light Box
Leather Mask Making
Halibut Hook Carving
Paper Mask Making
- 7. 1. Kayhi is getting closer. Is this the weekend they’ve been working so hard for?
“Right now we’re 0-3 against Juneau-Douglas,” said senior Kyra Welker. “Playing and beating them on Friday and on Senior Night would be really nice for
The score difference has gotten closer and closer every time the Lady Kings (9-10, 2-2) have faced off against Crimson Bears (11-2, 4-0). The Lady Kings have the potential to beat the Crimson Bears, and sophomore Payton Simmons is determined for the team to finally get these wins.
“As a team we have gotten a lot smarter, stronger, and overall better,” said Simmons. “I think by gaining these strengths we will see a lot of fun and intensity this weekend.”
With this better, stronger team now ready to face off with Juneau again, the Lady Kings are looking to sweep the series and take the No. 1 seed in Region V.
The Kayhi Kings basketball team plays at the Doc Larson Roundball Tournament in Wasilla this week. The Kings (6-0) play the Bartlett Golden Bears (0-0) at 7 pm on Tuesday, the Wasilla Warriors (4-2) at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, and the Palmer Moose (2-4) at 7:15 pm on Thursday.
This is the first time the Kings are on the road this season.
“We feel confident, but it’ll be harder to win without our crowd cheering us on,” said senior Brent Taylor. “The biggest thing we’ll have to worry about is that we will be playing some great teams up there.”
Twenty Kayhi wrestlers will compete in the state tournament at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. Weigh-ins begin at 7 a.m. on Friday with matches beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing on Saturday with finals beginning at 6 p.m.
Head coach Rick Collins is confident in his team’s ability to succeed this year and next year.
“I think we have a great team,” Collins said. “The state tournament is a meat grinder, it’s a tough tournament with lots of emotional swings, and ups and downs, but I feel very confident we have a very good team. This team is one of the best ones in school history and it’s a young group. We only have two seniors traveling to state with us so that should make us that much better next year.”
This year is also the first time a girl will travel to the state tournament for wrestling in school history. Freshman Haylee Stewart is wrestling in the 113 weight class in the girls bracket.
“I’m excited to go to state, but I’m also nervous,” Stewart said. “I’ve been pushing myself pretty hard this season so I’m prepared.”
Sophomore Matthew Rodriguez is seeded 1st in state this season and is confident he can win.
“Yeah I’m nervous, but I’m ready. I’ve beat both people that are expected to go to finals with me and I’ve never lost a match at a state tournament in my wrestling career so I’m expecting a good outcome,” Rodriguez said.
Kayhi’s DDF team will be hosting its first and only home meet of the season this Friday between 3-9 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Junior Thomas Brooks is ready to compete in all of the events this weekend.
“I feel very prepared due to the fact that I’ve done a lot of research. I have strong cases and a strong debate partner, Kody Malouf,” said Brooks. “Also, I’m hoping to continue to receive first place in duo acting with my partner Piper Cooper.”
Coach Dave Mitchell hopes for Kayhi debaters to seek success in this meet.
“There’s a lot of preparation when it comes to home meets. The community has been a big help when it comes to judging and timing, so it’s always nice to get as much help as we can get,” said Mitchell. “The students have their speeches memorized and feel confident and prepared for this home meet.”
Kayhi Wrestling is heading to Metlakatla this weekend for an invitational meet. The meet starts today Friday Nov. 11, with times yet to be announced.
By Nate Eisenhower
Four Kayhi students will be attending the 20th annual WhaleFest Nov. 4-6 in Sitka. Whale scientists from all around the world will be there to educate fellow whale enthusiasts. The festival includes lectures, a marine-themed market, concerts, local foods, an art show, interactive student sessions and wildlife exhibits.
“It’s sort of a hub for whale research,” said science teacher Julie Landwehr. “It’s a symposium so they present their work, kind of like Ted Talks but about whales.”
There’s going to be a Regional Ocean Science Bowl scrimmage this friday to start off the festivities. Along with the experience, Alaskan students acquire a college credit provided by UAS.
“It’s really great because they [UAS Associate Professor in Fisheries Technology, Reid Brewer]. wrote a grant up there and they pay for our lodging, the credit with UAS, and the fee to get into the Symposium,” said Mrs. Landwehr.
Coach Landwehr will be accompanying students Zach Tighe, Ben Ranniger, Chevell Lamar, and Gabe Canfield on the trip.