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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Senior turns passion for game into project for school


January 18, 2023

Courtesy Stephen Prysunka

Jacen Hay, center, watches the Stikine Middle School basketball team against the visiting Petersburg team in November. Hay was an assistant coach for the program and used the time as his senior project.

Basketball and Jacen Hay go together like 3-point baskets and, well, Jacen Hay.

It's no surprise then that the student-athlete chose to integrate basketball into his senior project, helping to coach the middle school basketball program.

Hay has been playing the game since he was about 5 years old when he started in the peewee program. He and his core group of friends played together growing up, and he played on all the school teams and has made a name for himself on the Wrangell High School boys basketball team.

It was a natural choice for him to focus on basketball when it came to his seni...

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