KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan High School academic decathlon team ranked 18th among the small and medium-sized schools participating in the hybrid format Irving Independent School District Invitational Academic Decathlon meet this weekend.
Kayhi participated in the event virtually on Friday and Saturday, facing off against teams hailing from Texas, Ohio and Arizona, some of which were competing in-person in Irving, Texas, according to information sent via email to the Daily News on Sunday by Kayhi team coach Peter Stanton.
Kayhi’s team roster included seniors Sandra Johnston and Nicole West; and juniors Logan Cope-Powell, Stephen Weston, Francheza Correa and Elliot Yoder. Johnston and Correa are the team’s co-captains.
“As expected, the other teams competing in the tournament were serious national competitors, and Kayhi did not rank highly overall, ranking 18th among small and medium schools,” Stanton wrote.
“However, Kayhi decathletes were able to achieve some impressive individual scores,” he continued.
Three Kayhi competitors placed among the top 20 students in their small and medium schools division — Logan Cope-Powell ranked 12th in literature; Stephen Weston came in 13th place in math and literature; and Elliot Yoder placed sixth in science, seventh in math, 13th in literature, 16th in economics, 18th in social sciences and 27th overall.
AcDc honors-level team member Francheza Correa’s overall score of 2,063 was the highest of any Kayhi competitor, according to Stanton’s information.
The regional AcDc competition is set for Dec. 10 and 11 in Juneau.