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Kayhi Debate Travels to Juneau

Largim Zhuta
Staff Writer

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”

Kayhi Wrestling Heads to Wrangell

Rosie Kacenas & Gavin Salazar
Staff Writers

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.


Explore Night Returns to Kayhi

Largim Zhuta
Staff Writer

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.

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Lady Kings Volleyball Senior Night

Kaitlyn Smith
Staff Writer

The Kayhi Lady Kings volleyball team will host Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears this weekend. Friday and Saturday night, C team will play at 4:45 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., and varsity will follow 15 minutes after the JV game is over.
Senior Night will be in between the JV and varsity games on Saturday. The players being recognized on Senior Night are Jadyn Lewis, Megan Cornwall, Lezille Sagrado, and manager Torie Skillings. Kayhi senior Lezille Sagrado is looking forward to a crowd and a win this weekend.
“I like seeing my team happy and I think that a win would make that happen,” said Sagrado. “I think we have a good chance of coming out on top, because it’s a home game, and it’s Senior Night. Being one of the only four seniors on the team makes it hard and it’ll be sad knowing that I won’t be here next year.”

Kayhi Volleyball Goes to Juneau

The Kayhi volleyball team is traveling to Juneau this weekend to compete in two conference games against Thunder Mountain. Last time they faced off, the Kings were defeated by the Falcons (0-3 and 1-3). Senior starter Lezille Sagrado is looking forward to this weekend.
“I’m actually excited to play them again,” said Sagrado. “We played some really tough teams since then and it has only made us better and smarter.”
Kayhi JV plays tonight at 6:15 p.m. and Varsity at 8 p.m.