Ketchikan High School’s Jackson Kaye takes notes with teammate Evelyn Nutt on Sitka High School sophomores Mina Brooks-Schmidt and Asa Dow during the Public Forum Debate in the Drama and Forensics Regional Tournament Friday at Kayhi. All teams debated on the idea “The United States should replace means tested welfare programs with a universal basic income (UBI). Staff photo by Dustin Safranek

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan High School Drama, Debate and Forensics team hosted six other Southeast Alaska teams for the regional tournament on Friday and Saturday.

According to team coach David Mitchel, the 25-person Kayhi team claimed second place for the team debate event in the tournament. Sitka High School won the overall tournament.

The individual results for the Kayhi team are as follows:

In the public forum debate team event, Henry Clark and Jared Valentine placed third. Ashley Anzueto and Connor Wodehouse claimed fifth place, while Jackson Kaye and Evenlyn Nutt took sixth place. Dametre Martin and Braxton Zink came in ninth place.

In the individual debate speaker points event, Henry Clark, Jackson Kaye, Dametre Martin and Braxton Zink tied for fifth place. Connor Wodehouse claimed ninth place.

In the extemporaneous commentary event, Henry Clark took third place, while Evelyn Nutt came in fourth place.

In the extemporaneous speaking event, Jackson Kaye came in third place, and Braxton Zink earned sixth place.

In the informative speaking event, Jackson Kaye placed third.

In the original oratory event, Dametre Martin took third place.

In the reader’s theater event, Phillip Smith, Dametre Martin, Ashley Anzeuto, Connor Wodehouse, Nicole West and Axel Hugo all earned fourth place.

In the duet acting event, Phillip Smith and Connor Wodehouse came in first place. Bella Roberts and Henry Clark took fourth place.

In the duo interpretation event, Jared Valentine and Brendan Roof claimed third place.