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Thomas Francisco “Cisco” Martinez Jr., 54, died Jan. 5, 2018, in Juneau. He was born Aug. 21, 1963, in Ketchikan.
A dose of debate: DDF regional to tackle China's rise
The final event of The Great Kayhi Debate and Dinner held at the Ted Ferry Civic Center Friday night was a debate between Kayhi's Marco Torres, right, speaking, and partner Wilbur Fisher, and attorneys James Scott, left at table, and Scott Brandt-Erichsen. Also, participating in the speaking event were Kayhi debate students Sarah Gomez, Austin Otis, Ricky Voelz, Evan Wick, Abbie Sweetman, Sam Ortiz, Jordan Flory, Jackson Landis and Charlie Klein. The debate was preceded by a prime rib dinner prepared by the Kayhi culinary class. Staff photo by Hall Anderson

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan High School will host a regional Debate, Drama and Forensics meet Friday and Saturday.

According to Kayhi coach Dan Ortiz, teams from Juneau, Sitka, Haines and Wrangell will travel to Ketchikan for the event. Kayhi will compete, with more than 20 students. Debaters will tackle the topic: On balance, the rise of China is beneficial to the interests of the United States. The meet is scheduled to run from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. At the end of the day Saturday, the final debate round will be held with the top-scoring teams and selected speech and drama performers will offer command performances. The public is welcome to attend. Volunteer judges still are needed for the event. Contact Dan Ortiz or Leigh Woodward at Kayhi, or at ortizd@kgbsd.org and leigh.woodward@kgbsd.org.