Photos: 'Yes, you can!'

Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2009

White shirt: Corbin Mitchell, a fifth-grader at Auke Bay Elementary, won the Alaskan High Kick competition with a kick of 52 inches Friday at Thunder Mountain High School during the Native Youth Olympics. Jeremia Stephens, a student at Riverbend Elementary and the second-place finisher, watches. Mitchell and Stephens dueled for supremacy in an epic battle while the large crowd of Juneau grade school students cheered and yelled the now-famous President Obama slogan "Yes you can!"

Stick pull: Stick pull judge Paul Burrows, center, watches as Cyrus Ruiz, left, a second-grader at Riverbend Elementary, and Duane Harwell, a second grader from Auke Bay Elementary, compete in the stick pull.

High kick: Haley Germeau participates in the Alaskan High Kick while judge and demonstrator Joe Yates watches.

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