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Kayhi DDF team competes in Juneau
Members of the Ketchikan High School Drama,Debate and Forensics team take a moment for a photo this past weekend in Juneau. From left are Bella Roberts, Savannah Niesche, Erin Shea, Nicole West, Abby Gaugler, Tristan Dahl, Braxton Zink, Seth Chernick, Chris Brown, Erin Shea, Jared Valentine, Henry Clark, Jackson Kaye, Brendan Roof, Dametre Martin, Ethan Thomas and Lucas Chernick. Not picture are Carter Thomas, Jacob King, Raevyn Goodson and Anne Coss. Photo courtesy of David Mitchel

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan High School's Debate, Drama and Forensics team competed in Juneau over the weekend.

The assigned debate topic addressed price controls in the pharmaceutical industry, according to Kayhi DDF coach David Mitchel.

Kayhi team members Henry Clark and Chris Brown earned spots in the meet's final debate.

Brown won second place in speaker points at the event, and Clark placed fifth. Jared Valentine won ninth place in speaker points.

Seth Chernick, Clark, Tristan Dahl and Brendan Roof comprised a reader's theater team that won a fourth-place spot.

Valentine earned third place in expository speaking and Abby Gaugler, sixth.

In the original oration competition, Brown earned second place, and Carter Thomas, third.

Brown also earned a first-place win in extemporaneous speaking, and Chernick, a fourth-place win in that event.

Clark won a fourth-place spot in extemporaneous commentary, and Dahl placed seventh place.

Mitchel wrote, in an email, that the team “performed very well and improved a great deal from the first meet.” He added that they had only three weeks to prepare for a new debate topic, as well as to hone their memorized pieces.

Mitchel also reported that every Kayhi debate duo won at least one debate.

The next DDF meet will be held in Sitka in December.