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Sitka, Mt. Edgecumbe post big wins at state DDF meet


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Sitka High DDF team members Michael Boose and Jesse Bartelds, and Mt. Edgecumbe DDF team members Donovan Gurule and Doug McClenahan discuss their schools’ successes at the state Drama, Debate, and Forensics tournament in Anchorage over the weekend.

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