KHS Musicians Headed For State Final, FFA Teams Take Top Honors

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Six Kodiak High School student musicians have been tapped to represent the school in the state finals. The students compete in turn as soloists, a duet, trio and ensembles including the Kodiak High School Jazz Band. The six received superior ratings at a qualifying round held Wednesday at the school.

They are: Carolyn Craig, Hazel Del Los Santos, Catherine Le, Samantha Oliver, Danielle Willis and Hannah Dunbar. All received "superior" ratings and will represent Kodiak High School at the state solo and ensemble contest to be held May 6th and 7th in Anchorage. There they will compete against top performers from around the state.

And in other students news, the FFA Association Annual Convention wrapped up Thursday with Kodiak High School’s Envirothon Team taking first place against schools competing from around the state. Team members Ry Pengilly, Connor Pruitt, Jessica Powell, Alesha Fish and Maryna Darminio earned a $5,000 scholarship to help send them to the North American competition to be held next summer in New Brunswick.

In floriculture, the Kodiak team took second place with Iris Blakeslee, Chrissy Jones, Sophie Hogen and Liam Gerlitz sharing the medals. And Kodiak’s agriculture mechanics team tied for second. That team was comprised of Kodi Garcia, Brett Kutyna, Kevin Gonzalez, Daniel Zimmer and Ry Pengilly.
And first place in Impromptu Public Speaking went to Kodiak’s Kevin Gonzalez,
earning him the right to compete next fall at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. Kodiak’s Annie Jones took third place in that category. She also received the Outstanding Leadership Medal.


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