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AcDc back from State

Francis Sherman
Staff Writer

ACDC just came back from their state tournament last weekend in Anchorage coming in 7th overall against 15 other teams. The 10 decathletes, 5 veterans and 5 new members, went against 200 other people with Matthew Nutt getting gold in the interview topic, and bronze in super quiz.

“We were at a GPA disadvantage,” Mr. Staton said. “We were also up against some really strong teams. Lathrop almost set a new record.”  

This entire season’s topic has been about sickness and health and next year’s topic is all about the Cold War. 

The Results:
Highest Scoring Team Member – Franchezca Correa

Interview – Matthew Nutt, 1st

Essay – August Copper, 3rd

Super Quiz- Team, 3rd

Debate team back from a successful state tournament

Leah Call
Staff Writer

DDF has returned from their last meet of the season. The state tournament in Juneau was a success not only for the team as a whole- they took third place for the tournament overall- but also for individual members on the team. 

Senior and first year member Connor Wodehouse placed first out of 58 participants in Speaker Points, which is the rating given by the judges in the Public Forum Debate based on how well they speak. 

Sophomore Dawson Abel is a first year member and managed to place 2nd overall in the informative speech category. While working on his speech, which was about the importance of the Soviet Union in World War II, Abel said he grew more confident in his ability as a speaker and passionate about public speaking as a whole. 

“I was very underprepared in the beginning but as I got more into my speech, it became a passion of mine,” Abel said. “I worked on this speech throughout the semester and the season and got lots of feedback on how to improve it. Hearing I won was a really cool moment and it felt really well-deserved.”

Senior and third year member Brendon Roof placed third overall in the Extemporaneous Speaking category of the meet. 

“All I have to say about it is…finally,” Roof said. “I think in this specific event, I have improved so much. After lots of work my sophomore and junior year, I finaled in every single meet this year. Mr. Mitchel gives the ideas and the tools you need to be successful, but ultimately it’s on you to prepare. I’m super lucky I finaled but it really came down to how well I prepared beforehand.” 

The season has now ended and will start back up again at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. 

State Results -5th place and above

Public Forum Debate, Team Results: (Out of 29 teams)
Henry Clark/Jared Valentine 4th
Nicole West/Brendan Roof 5th

Individual Debate Speaker Points (58 Participants)
Connor Wodehouse 1st
Jackson Kaye 4th

Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking (21 Participants)
Brendan Roof 3rd

Informative Speaking (31 Contestants)
Dawson Abel 2nd

Lady Kings swept the weekend

Tyler Slick
Staff Writer

The Lady Kings kept the streak alive against the Lady Falcons and are now 25-0 since 2015.

Both games were very close but the Kings ended both with a win, Fridays game 41-35 and Saturdays game 46-43.

Senior captain Nadire Zhuta feels that the weekend was overall good but a little stressful at times and made her and the team a little agitated.

“It was a good weekend, Thunder Mountain was hungry and they came in with a goal to beat us and end their losing streak,” said Zhuta. “It was a little nerve wracking at times during the game when it got to crunch time and they were up or close to us.”

Coach Kelly Smith feels good about the weekend but knows there needs more practice and needs to get better.

“It was a good weekend overall but we have a lot of stuff your ladys need to improve on to become more successful,” said Smith.

AcDc competes in home meet

Francis Sherman
Staff Writer

Over the weekend ACDC finished their home meet, competing against Juneau and Metlakatla. Campbell Sande came in first overall against the 40 other students. 

“The team has improved so much,” Stanton (ACDC Coach) said. “We even had a three way tie for first place in music.” 

Kayhi’s team has improved by more than 60 points since their last meet.

Logan Cope-Powell 3rd
Evelyn Nutt- 2nd
Matthew Nutt- 1st
Franchezca Correa- 1st
Campbell Sande- 1st

Social Science
Franchezca Correa- 1st

Campbell Sande- 2nd
Franchezca Correa- 1st

Campbell Sande- 3rd
Franchezca Correa- 2nd

Evelyn Nutt- 2nd

Evelyn Nutt- 2nd

Matthew Nutt- 3rd

Campbell Sande- 2nd

Evelyn Nutt- 1st

Campbell Sande- 3rd

Kings Take First In Sitka

Sullivan Schulz
Sports Editor

The Kayhi wrestling team took first last weekend in Sitka scoring a total of 171.5 points. Twenty more points than the 2nd place Mt. Edgecumbe Braves. Kayhi had a total of 9 placers. Junior Charlie Blair and sophomore Kristain Kelogg were the only 2 to take first place. Junior Andy Collins came in second place losing to Wrangell’s Hunter Wiederspohn for the third time this year.
“Every time I’ve wrestled him I come with in 2 points.” Collins said. “It sucks that I don’t have another opportunity to wrestle him again, but I’m gonna use this loss to fuel me going into regions and the state tournament.” 
On the girls side sophomores Ruby McCue and Ada Odden both came in second place. All the girls combined scored a total of 39 of the 171.5 total team points. 
Both team will not be competing until the region tournament on December 14.

DDF team members take first in public forum debate

Leah Call
Staff Writer

Jared Valentine and Henry Clark beat teammates Jackson Kaye and Carter Thomas in the final debate in Skagway last weekend. Valentine continued his first place record in duet acting with Brendon Roof. 

Kaye, Thomas, Valentine and Clark battled for the first place title in front of all debate participants. The resolve-or topic-of the debate was that the benefits of the US federal government use of offensive cyberoperations outweighs the harms. Ultimately, Valentine and Clark won and became the meets’ first place winners. 

“It was a lot more stressul than a regular debate,” said Valentine. “Not because they were necessarily better, but because of the bragging rights on the line. Either team would never let it go if they won. Henry and I haven’t abused the bragging rights yet, but it is nice to know we don’t have to hear about us losing either.” 

Thomas however, felt less stress for the upcoming debate. 

“This is the first time we’ve ever had two Kayhi teams in the final. There was a little less stress, because we have competed in class against each other. We knew their debating style beforehand.” 

Valentine’s first place title was an impressive accomplishment considering he had never performed a drama piece before. 

“I have never done a drama piece like that before,” Valentine said. “Brendon and I memorized it on the ferry over. We went in, improvved all the actions, and somehow took first overall, with a command performance.”  Valentine and his partner Brendon Roof performed the Kavanaugh Hearing skit from SNL.

The team spent the past month getting ready for the meet and all their hard work paid off. 

Of the members of the team, eleven placed in the top ten in at least one of the categories they competed in. 

Their next meet will take place on December 13 & 14. For more info on scoring for each event, visit the site below.


Public Forum Debate
1st Place- Henry Clark/Jared Valentine
2nd Place- Carter Thomas/Jackson Kaye
3rd Place- Brendan Roof/Nicole West
7th- Dametre Martin/Ashley Anzueto
9th – Francis Sherman/Phillip Smith

Individual Debate Speaker Points 
2nd- Henry Clark
3rd- Carter Thomas, Jared Valentine (tied)
4th- Jared Valentine
7th- Dametre Martin
8th- Jackson Kaye

Extemporaneous Commentary 
2nd – Henry Clark
4th- Nicole West

Extemporaneous Speaking 
5th- Brendan Roof
6th- Jackson Kaye
7th- Carter Thomas

Informative Speaking
3rd- Jackson Kaye
6th- Axel Hugo

Original Oratory
6th- Carter Thomas

Duet Acting
1st Place- Jared Valentine/Brendan Roof
4th Place- Braxton Zink/Dametre Martin

Duo Interpretation
5th Place- Erin Shea & Francis Sherman

Reader’s Theater
3rd- Nicole West, Ashley Anzueto, Dametre Martin, Philip Smith, Axel Hugo

Volleyball Places Last at Regions

Lindsey Byron and Madison Purcell Block Jenae Pusich

Nadire Zhuta
Staff Writer

The Kayhi volleyball team gets last place at the Region V tournament. On Thursday night the Kings played the Crimson Bears and lost 1-3. On Friday night the Kings fell to the Falcons 0-3 and were eliminated from the tournament. Senior captain Madison Purcell was named All-Conference Team. Purcell speaks on her last Region tournament experience. 

“It was a lot of fun, I’m happy and feel fulfilled with how this season went,” said Purcell.

Quarter Final: JDHS defeats KHS 3-1 (25-8, 25-14, 14-25, 25-20) 

Semifinals: JDHS defeats TMHS 3-0 (25-22, 26-24, 24-20)
Loser-out Semifinals: TMHS defeats KHS 3-0 (25-8, 25-14, 25-13) 

Championship: TMHS defeats JDHS 3-1 (25-20, 25-20, 17-25, 25-19) 
Championship Tie Breaker: JDHS defeats TMHS (30-24) 

All Conference Team:
Jojo Griggs (JDHS)
Addie Prussing (JDHS)
Sophia Harvey (TMHS)
Bridget Gehring (TMHS)
Mariah Tanuvasa (TMHS) 
Madison Purcell (KHS)