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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan High School Drama, Debate and Forensics team competed in the Southeast Alaska regional meet at home this weekend.
According to Kayhi DDF Coach Dave Mitchel, 103 community members volunteered as judges at the event, which took place in Ketchikan High School.
Students gave speeches, participated in debates and performed drama pieces to compete.
Seth Chernick earned a first-place spot with a humorous interpretation performance, which is in the drama category. He also received an invitation to perform again in a command performance at the meet’s final event.
Chris Brown won first place for debate speaker points, out of a field of 46 competitors. Brown also won second place for an extemporaneous speaking performance in the forensics category.
Carter Thomas placed second with an original oration speech in the forensics category.
Henry Clark and Jared Valentine tied for third place in speaker points.
The team of Brendan Roof and Carter Thomas won third place in public forum debate, out of 23 teams.
Anne Coss won third place with an original oration performance in the forensics category.
The public forum debate team of Jacob King and Abby Gaugler won fourth place in that category.
Jacob King won fourth place with an original oration speech.
Dametre Martin won fourth place spots with extemporaneous commentary and informative speaking performances.