Volleyball sweeps JDHS
Kayhi volleyball celebrated their senior night in style by sweeping Juneau Douglas 25-21, 25-18, 25-21.
They have thirteen seniors on the team counting the managers.
Boys win, girls second in swim
The Ketchikan High School swim team celebrated senior day at the Gateway Aquatic Center on Saturday Oct. 18th. They competed with Juneau-Douglas, Metlakatla and Craig. The boys team took first while the girls finished second.
Wrestling first in Petersburg
Kayhi wrestling team won the Petersburg Invitational over the weekend, amassing 183.5 points, 10 more than second place Kotzebue. Four Ketchikan wrestlers took first place on Saturday.
Nate Fousel (195)
Marcus Martin (138)
Sean Tavares (106)
Kayhi swim and dive team will compete at the Gateway Aquatic Center Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. The boys swim teams will be starting off the swim meet against Juneau, Craig and Metlakatla. At the last swim meet on Oct. 3rd girls swimming won by 14 to win with 160 points and boys swimming won with 208 points.
Kayhi wrestling team will be competing in Petersburg this weekend in its second meet of the year.
The Kayhi varsity volleyball team will be playing Juneau Douglas on Oct 17-18 at 8 p.m. Kayhi’s C team will be starting at 4 p.m. and JV at 6 p.m. Senior night will be held on Saturday at 8 p.m. before the varsity game against JDHS. In the last meeting Kayhi beat Juneau Douglas.
Ketchikan Theater Ballet is presenting their Autumn Showcase. The showcase features jazz students in levels three through six and tap students in levels five and six. Some members of the staff will also perform at the showcase.
The performance will be held at the Schoenbar Middle School starting at 3 p.m Oct. 19th. Tickets are $14 for one and $25 for two. Tickets can be purchased at KTB.
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If senior Gwen Ranniger didn’t like Nordstrom before, she definitely does now, after winning a Nordstrom Scholarship for $10,000. Ranniger was one out of 80 who won the scholarship and the first Kayhi student to win. Ranniger said that there were multiple rounds of cuts.
“For the first round it was a basic questionnaire, like your grade point average,” said Ranniger.
Ranniger said she had to complete two essays. The prompts were, “If you had the power to change the world what would you do?” and “How cultural experiences have shaped you?”
Ranniger said she also had to complete a 15 minute interview portion.
“[There were] … ten people sitting in this conference room. [They asked questions like] how I was doing, my typical day in the school year, and how I deal with stress.” Ranniger said.
The scholarship win was announced on Thursday in Ranniger’s first period class. School counselor Bob McClory brought in a video about the scholarship and at the end of the video it announced that a Nordstrom Scholarship winner was in the room.
“It made me very happy. It made my day,” said Ranniger.
Ranniger said that she would be interested in using the scholarship at one of her dream schools.
“My top school is Vanderbilt. I’m also very interested in American University,” said Ranniger.
This year to increase attendance at parent teacher conferences Kayhi administration tried a new method. It succeeded as 58-percent of the student body was represented.
Secretary Kelli Carlin-Auger said it was an efficient new system.
“It’s called Powerschool Messenger, and we used it for the first time this year,” said Carlin-Auger. “What it does is find the parents contact information, and sends out the voicemail.”
Counselor Lynn Wadley said it is important for parents and students to attend.
“We don’t track student attendance,” said Wadley, “but often the ones who show up are the ones who struggle.”
Kayhi has an enrollment of 616 students, with 217 students represented on Monday, and 146 on Tuesday.
The Kayhi volleyball team played at the Juneau Jive Tournament at Juneau-Douglas Oct. 10-11. The Lady Kings beat Thunder Mountain in the third place match after losing to Mt. Edgecumbe in the semi-finals.
Kayhi junior Gabriela Clark said the team played well, but can always improve.
“It was a tough tournament, but we ended up taking third out of twelve teams,” Clark said. “ We changed our lineup and we did great as a team.”
Kayhi eliminated host Juneau-Douglas before meeting up with Mt. Edgecumbe.
Senior Keenan Sanderson was selected as 1 out of 55 students nationally to get a free tour of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Dartmouth is one of the most prestigious colleges in the country.
Ketchikan High School counselor Bob McClory said that he was the first student he had ever persuaded to apply for the free tour.
“[He was the] first one I ever got to sign up. [Dartmouth] took 55 from around the nation and Keenan is one of them, they pay for air, room and board, take him through college workshops. It’s a sweet deal.”