Archives - January 2015

Poetry Out Loud

January 30, 2015
By KCS Staff
This morning, high school students participated in KCS’ first ever Poetry Out Loud contest, reciting an array of poetry to staff and middle school students. 
This competition, presented in partnership with The National Endowment for the Arts and Poetry Foundation, the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and Honolulu Theater for Youth, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition.  Today’s event was coordinated by English teachers Mrs. Holm and Mrs. Fong.
Each student selected a poem from the Poetry Out Loud website to recite and research.  From the research, students wrote a short introduction, which was read by Mrs. Fong before each student delivered his/her respective poem.  
A group of teachers judged the competition, scoring the students in categories such as accuracy, voice and articulation, physical presence, and overall performance.  The students rose to the occasion to deliver solid performances.  One of the middle school students in the audience reflected, “ I think the high schoolers did a wonderful job.”
After the judges’ scores were calculated, junior Charis Ahn was announced as the school winner.  Junior Tyler Hope earned first runner up. Charis will represent KCS at the state competition at Tenney Theatre on February 22. 

Chess Tournament Recap

January 23, 2015
By KCS Staff
MLK Scholastic participants.

KCS sent a team of seven participants to the Hawaii Chess Federation’s MLK Scholastic tournament, held on Monday, January 19, at Washington Middle School.  Chess club members competed in six rounds of chess in the “open” division of interscholastic play.  The “Swiss-system” style of tournament matched participants with competitors on similar levels as the rounds progressed. This made for intense games of chess throughout the day!

Our team placed 6th out of 23 private and public schools that participated, and many of our returning players showed improvement in their play.  After each round, players would review their games with Advisor Mr. Kwong, as they were required to record their moves in a notebook during the match. 

As the club returns to afterschool practices in the upcoming weeks, Mr. Kwong would like to see his experienced players employ more strategy in “end game” scenarios and avoid mistakes.  

The next event for the chess club is the Presidents’ Day Sectionals on February 16. 

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January 20, 2015
By KCS Staff
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