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From left to right, Ketchikan High School decathletes Henry Clark, Bella Kershaw, Braxton Zink and Francis Sherman compete in a virtual drama, debate and forensics meet that was held on Friday and Saturday. Image courtesy of David Mitchel

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan High School drama, debate and forensics team competed in its second virtual meet of the 2020-21 season on Friday and Saturday.

The topic of the meet was the statement "the U.S. should adopt a declaratory nuclear policy of no first use."

Competing schools included teams from Sitka, Thunder Mountain, Mt. Edgecumbe, Haines, Skagway, Metlakatla and Whitestone high schools.

Kayhi teacher and DDF coach David Mitchel wrote in an email to the Daily News that "the top two teams and undefeated teams, at 6-0, were from Ketchikan."

Mitchel said there was a "great final debate" during the meeting, ending with a 2-1 decision from the judges.

"We also took the top four speaker points, but no one else in the top 10," Mitchel wrote.

 According to Mitchel, the results from Kayhi's team are as follows:

• In debate, Braxton Zink and Francis Sherman placed first, and Henry Clark and Bella Kershaw came in second.

• In extemporaneous commentary, Henry Clark took fifth place and Evelyn Nutt came in sixth.

• In the speaker points category, first place went to Henry Clark and Braxton Zink, and third place was claimed by Francis Sherman and Bella Kershaw.

• In extemporaneous speaking, Bella Kershaw came in second place, Francis Sherman took fifth place and Braxton Zink placed sixth.

• In public forum debate speaker points, Eddie Gomez came in 14th place, Nicole West placed 15th, Ashley Anzeuto took 16th, Tristan Dahl claimed 18th, Jaden Stern came in 20th place.