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The Voice of the Wildkats

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The Voice of the Wildkats

    WILDKAT PHOTO OF THE WEEK

    These pictures are too good to go away forever. Here is a slide show of some past WILDKAT PHOTOS OF THE WEEK.
    photo or infographic by Stone Chapman
    FLIPPING OUT. As the swim team runs out during Meet the Kats, senior Keddie Ramsden shows off for the packed stands. Meet the Kats serves as an introduction to all sports teams before the school year starts. photo by Stone Chapman
    MAGIC TICKET. In the DramaKats production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, senior Breanna Keelan ends her performance as Willy Wonka with a smile. photo by Ashley Briones (photo or infographic by Ashley Briones)
    HIT THE BOOKS. As part of the photography unit in journalism class, junior Kambryn Borkowski and her group practice their skills in the library. photo by Alyssia Criddle (photo or infographic by Kaelyn King)
    SPRING INTO FUN. Enjoy the fun of the Easter party hosted by Spanish National Honor Society, junior PJ Hahs plays in the bubbles with his balloon sword. photo by Ashley Briones (photo or infographic by Ashley Briones)
    LEARNING BY DOING. In Mr. Manning’s Anatomy class, senior Brandon Racus makes a cut in the pig kidney. The class worked in groups to discover the path of wastes and urine through the organ and better understand its function. (photo or infographic by Marina Wilson)
    PASSING THE BATON. At the track meet in Klein Oak, sophomore Amber Powell passes the baton to junior Tai Troncoso. photo by Brianna Fuerte (photo or infographic by Brianna Fuerte)
    FLYING HIGH. At the mock track meet held on Thursday, junior Kaeley Uhlig flies over the bar during the pole vault competition. photo by Danica Sundquist (photo or infographic by Danica Sundquist)
    FUTURE HIGHLANDER. Before the National Signing Day ceremony begins, senior Ava Hardin interviews senior Kynlei Chapman before Chapman signs her letter of intent to play softball at McLennan Community College. photo by Maddie Fogleman
    (photo or infographic by Maddie Fogleman)
    LEADER OF THE PACK. Battling the cold, rainy weather, senior and team captain Noe Gallaga focuses on the ball during the game against Aldine Eisenhower during the home tournament at Wildkat Field. The Kats will play Bellville at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6. photo by Sujeidy Ortiz (photo or infographic by Sujeidy Ortiz)
    CUPCAKE CRAZY. Enjoying the award after his perfect attendance, freshman Keegan Holden eats his cupcake during the 1000 Cupcake Party on Monday. Students were rewarded for straight As and perfect attendance at the bash featuring 1000 cupcakes. (photo or infographic by Kyndall Schiffner)
    WILLIS UNPLUGGED. Playing his solo, Recuerdos de a Alhambra, senior Josh Alcantara performs as part of the concert. Alcantara is a member of the Guitar 3 class. photo by Brianna Fuerte (photo or infographic by Brianna Fuerte)
    STAY GOLD. Bathed in blue stage lights, senior Joseph Sheldon and junior Alyssa Meier bring the characters of Ponyboy and Cherry to life. The advanced drama classes performed the play for the public Tuesday and Wednesday nights. photo by Ava Hardin (photo or infographic by Ava Hardin)
    SURVEY SAYS. Closing out Red Ribbon with celebrity day, sophomore Isaiah Higgins and junior Ella McDonald embrace dressed as Steve Harvey and PitBull. Red Ribbon Week featured dress up days including pajama day, twin day and dress as your favorite teacher. photo by Jackie Diaz (photo or infographic by Jackie Diaz)
    WITCHY WOMAN. During the evening performance of Hansel and Gretel, senior Sagheene Bello plays the role of the witch. Both Drama 2 classes staged the play for elementary students during the day and for the public during the evening. (photo or infographic by Ava Hardin)
    FIREFIGHTER DREAMS. Teacher Brandy Caffey tries on some of the equipment of the trade when members of the North Montgomery Fire Department visited the school on Monday for Mikayla Mikeska and Alyssa Wycoff’s class. The class recently completed a unit on fire safety. photo by Jo Murillo (photo or infographic by Jo Murillo)
    PROUD FAMILY. After running the district cross country race at College Park on Thursday, junior Marisol Gonzalez Vazquez takes a picture with her dad, Bernardo Vazquez, and her aunt, Faviola Vazquez. Gonzales is a member of the varsity girls team and finsihed the race in 22.50. (photo or infographic by Jackie Diaz)
    HYDRATION IS KEY. At the JV game against Grand Oaks, sophomore Valencia McDaniel offers water to junior Brennan Scott. photo by Victoria Medina (photo or infographic by Victoria Medina)
    YEARBOOK CELEBRATIONS. As part of National Yearbook Week, members of the Wildkat staff complete one of the 25 items in the photo scavenger hunt hosted by Walsworth Publishing. Photos required included recreating a famous movie scene, showing school spirit, showcasing campus art and showing some school history. photo by Lilly Blue (photo or infographic by Lilly Blue)
    HEADED TO VICTORY. Running with the ball looking for the touchdown, freshman A’Majai Friend plays in the game against Cleveland at Berton A Yates Stadium Thursday night. The freshman A team and B team both won their games against the Indians. photo by Baylee Blankenship (photo or infographic by Baylee Blankenship)
    GROOVY WILDKAT. With the swim and dive float, sophomore Aaron Barker shares his 70s vibe and tunes with the parade. photo by Marina Wilson (photo or infographic by Marina Wilson)
    MAKING READS. In the victory against Temple, senior QB Derek Lagway reads the defense looking for an open receiver. Defender Network named Lagway Athlete of the Week for his leadership on and off the field. (photo or infographic by Tripp Brown)
    PHOTO DAY DAZE. In the craziness of picture day, freshman Yadira Torres has her school picture made by Inter-State Photo employee Zaquira. Pictures of freshman, sophomores and junior were taken the past two days and are available for purchase at inter-state.com/order code 78769RB. (photo or infographic by Carly Paugh)
    SCOOPS OF FUN. Welcoming new and returning choir members at the ice cream social, senior Samantha Sullivan scoops chocolate ice cream. Sullivan, the choir vice president, and other members of the leadership team served ice cream and led the fun at the event on Monday. (photo or infographic by Tripp Brown)
    FLIPPING OUT. As the swim team runs out during Meet the Kats, senior Keddie Ramsden shows off for the packed stands. Meet the Kats serves as an introduction to all sports teams before the school year starts. photo by Stone Chapman (photo or infographic by Stone Chapman)
    SAVING LIVES. Saving three lives in the process, junior Rebecca McDowell donates blood during the spring HOSA drive. Willis High School donated enough blood to save over 200 lives. (photo or infographic by Stone Chapman)
    HELLO THERE. In the ag barn, a porcine project named Freckles wants to make friends with students as walk through the barn. The pig belongs to Sabrina Pluff, a junior FFA member. photo by Ava Hardin. (photo or infographic by Ava Hardin )
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    Ava Hardin
    Ava Hardin, VOW staff
    Ava Hardin is a junior at Willis High School. This is her first year as a member of the yearbook and newspaper staff. This school year she's serving as Vice-President Social Officer on Sweethearts and secretary of her  Cohort.
    Danica Sundquist
    Although her schedule doesn’t allow it, Danica is a Junior on the Yearbook and Newspaper Staff. Danica has been a part of the UIL Extemp speech team since freshman year when she lettered and qualified for regionals. She also is a member of the varsity volleyball team, class of 2025 president, and Interact secretary. When she's not playing volleyball, speaking, or studying for one of her classes, she loves to make ceramic sculptures, paint and draw. The one thing Danica couldn’t live without would be her favorite snack, animal crackers. After high school and college, she plans to become a children's speech therapist. You can contact her at, [email protected]
    Ashley Briones
    Ashley is a sophomore and is starting her first year as an editor for yearbook and newspaper at WHS. For the past year she has been in UIL journalism, MAO, HOSA, and Student Council. In her free time she likes to go shopping and hang-out with her friends.
    Stone Chapman
    Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer
    Stone Chapman has been on yearbook and newspaper staff for one year. After ending the 2021-2022 school year with a best of SNO award and story with 47,000 views, he looks forward to entertaining and informing the students at Willis High School again.
    Jackie Diaz
    Jackie Diaz, VOW Staff
    Jackie is a senior this year and is on both the newspaper and yearbook staff. Along with the yearbook and newspaper, Jackie is also involved in NHS, STUCO, UIL Persuasive Speech, UIL Journalism, Interact, and is 2x Vice president of DECA. Last year Jackie placed 2nd in editorial writing and qualified for regionals. After high school, Jackie plans on attending Blinn College and then transfer to TAMU. It is also a known fact that Jackie is obsessed with Chick-fil-A and despises ranch dressing. You can reach her at [email protected]
    Tripp Brown
    Tripp Brown is an interesting fella, who loves music, acting and technology. He hopes to use his knowledge and skill set to help spread the news and stories constantly occurring at WIllis High School. This is Tripp’s senior year, and he looks forward to what the next chapter in his life might look like. He hopes you enjoy his videos and have a super Wildkat day. You can reach him at [email protected].
    Lilly Blue
    Lilly Blue, VOW staff
    Lilly is a senior, and she has loved photography since she was young. She loves taking pictures, and she will write stories if she has to. She is on the yearbook staff and is a contributor to the VOW newspaper. Baseball is her favorite sport.
    Brianna Fuerte
    Brianna loves to take pictures. She joined the yearbook staff this year, and she pitches in taking pictures at any event she can make it to. She is also in PitKru and on the track team.
    Marina Wilson
    Marina Wilson, VOW contributor
    Victoria Medina
    Victoria is a sophomore at WHS, and it is her first year in newspaper. For the past year, she has been in Student Council, UIL Journalism, SNHS, MAO, and DECA . In her free time, she likes to take naps and go shopping.
    Carly Paugh
    Carly Paugh, VOW staff
    Carly Paugh is on the newspaper and yearbook staff. She is a junior in high school and plays varsity volleyball. Other than playing volleyball, in her freetime, she likes hanging out with friends, cooking, and making TikToks. Carly likes to take fun color notes and enjoys being in high school with her older sister. After she graduates she plans to become a fun-loving 1st grade teacher. You can reach her through her school email: [email protected] 
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