How well do you know your homecoming court?

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photo or infographic by VOW staff

HOMECOMING 2020. During homecoming week, show school spirit by dressing up for the spirit days.

by VOW staff

Each member of the court was sent these three questions:

  • What is the best part of being a Wildkat?
  • How do you show school spirit?
  • What is one thing you want the high school to know about you?

Their responses are in alpha order by grade. Voting will be done homecoming week. Check your school email for a link to vote. 

KING NOMINEES

STEELE BARDWELL

  1. What is the best part of being a Wildkat? The best part about being a Wildkat is being around a great environment every single day. Everyone from teachers, coaches, and students have great, positive attitudes every day no matter what. And being all in as one and supporting each other.
  2. How do you show school spirit? I show my school spirit by going to as many sporting events as possible and supporting our teams every week. And I always support our community inside and outside of school doing positive things.
  3. What is one thing you want the high school to know about you? I want the school to know I wouldn’t trade our school and community for anything. I love showing up and being part of Willis High School each and every day. Go Kats!

CAMERON COLLIER

  1. What is the best part of being a Wildkat? The best part about being a Wildkat
    is always knowing there is an entire student body and staff right alongside you throughout your high school journey. The community within our school is always willing to help anyone with anything, often going above and beyond to ensure the safety and educati
  2. on of all WHS students.
  3. How do you show school spirit? I show my school spirit through my outstanding performance, both in the classroom and on the mat, where I am always taking on new challenges and maintaining a positive attitude. I represent my school with nothing but the utmost pride when I’ve competed in state level competitions.
  4. What is one thing you want the high school to know about you? I’d like the student body to know that, like all good kings, I am always looking for my next opportunity to help those around me succeed and do everything in my power to bring joy to the faces of everyone I encounter. Let’s go, Wildkats!

TRAVIS LANE

  1. What is the best part of being a Wildkat?  The best part of being a Wildkat is being part of the student sections
  2. How do you show school spirit? I show school spirit by being at every sporting event possible
  3. What is one thing you want the high school to know about you? One thing you should know about me is that I don’t take L’s

CHRISTIAN SANCHEZ

  1. What is the best part of being a Wildkat? The best part of being a Wildkat is being able to be part of organizations like band and soccer. The interactions that I’ve been able to experience in these organizations have been absolutely unbelievable. I’ve been able to meet and work with incredible people as well as make memories that I will never forget.
  2. How do you show school spirit? I personally show school spirit every time I get a chance, whether it’s in public or in a school environment. From Friday night football games to the classroom, I’ve always loved being able to show my school spirit. Being in band also helps me show my school spirit, supporting the football team on Friday nights and being in other organizations performing community service with a positive mindset.
  3. What is one thing you want the high school to know about you? As a senior I just want my school to know how much I have enjoyed being a Wildkat and how I’m very thankful for everyone that has been a part of my high school experience.

QUEEN NOMINEES

McCALL ASHTON

  1. What is the best part of being a Wildkat? Being part of a program that truly cares
  2. How do you show school spirit?  I like to show support all our sports teams and cheer them on
  3. What is one thing you want the high school to know about you? I want to be a stay at home mom

EMILEE BUHL

  1. What is the best part of being a Wildkat?  Considering I’ve lived in Willis all my life, being a Wildkat has been important to me and my family. I enjoy having the chance to graduate from the same school that my parents did.
  2. How do you show school spirit? Some ways I enjoy showing school spirit is as simple as being on the football team, or even wearing simple school colors and making sure I participate in extra clubs or spirit weeks every year.
  3. What is one thing you want the high school to know about you? I want the school and anyone reading the newspaper to know I’m more than grateful that I was given the once in a life time chance to play on the boys football team, no matter what anyone has said against it I will always take pride in it. Also yes, I am still the funniest person in my senior class without a doubt.

MADISON CLARK

  1. What is the best part of being a Wildkat? The best part about being a Wildkat has been just getting to enjoy the great memories, people, and staff I have sent blessed to experience in this district since elementary school.
  2. How do you show school spirit? I show school spirit by dressing out in m
  3. y band uniform and heading to the stands to cheer on our high school football team every Friday night
  4. What is one thing you want the high school to know about you? I’d like the school to know how much I’ve enjoyed growing up alongside all my fellow classmates and I can’t wait for what lies ahead.

NANCY RAYA

  1. What is the best part of being a Wildkat? I think the best part about being a Wildkat is all the memories and friendships you make throughout the years being here.
  2. How do you show school spirit? I show school spirit by being involved in clubs and activities going around in school.
  3. What is one thing you want the high school to know about you? I want the school to know that they got lucky to get a chance of being a Wildkat, like honestly what other family would you want to be part of?

JUNIOR DUKE NOMINEES

DALLES DAVIS

Did not submit answers to the questions. (send them to [email protected]illisisd.org & we can add them the story)

 

 

HUNTER DORRIS

  1. What is the best part of being a Wildkat? Wildkats Never Die
  2. How do you show school spirit? The “Willis Mafia” spirit group
  3. What is one thing you want the high school to know about you? I’m always in the barber shop talking about Chief Keef

IZAHIA GUTIERREZ

  1. What is the best part of being a Wildkat? The fun people i’ve met
  2. How do you show school spirit? by vibing to the max
  3. What is one thing you want the high school to know about you? That working at whataburger has made me hate eating there now

JUNIOR DUCHESS NOMINEES

JACKIE BALBUENA

  1. What is the best part of being a Wildkat? Being able to actively participate and be closely involved with the school and the community is the best part to being a Wildkat.
  2. How do you show school spirit? Supporting at the sport events, volunteering, being involved in clubs, helping out teachers and staying informed and connected.
  3. What is one thing you want the high school to know about you? I’m a first-generation Honduran-American and first to go to college.

ISABELLA DIMSDALE

  1. What is the best part of being a Wildkat? Wildkats never die; I probably will be living for a quite some time, so I’ll always get the reminder of where I come from.
  2. How do you show school spirit? I like to show school spirit by going to every home game and almost every away game I can, I also dress up with school colors even if it’s a simple black shirt.
  3. What is one thing you want the high school to know about you? I want the school to know I’m a super friendly person and I wouldn’t mind having a random or crazy conversation about anything at all so hit me with anything, I also show goats & a heifer for Willis FFA and it’s probably the best experience of my high school years.

CARLEE WILHOITE

  1. What is the best part of being a Wildkat?  The best part about being a Wildkat is knowing that I’ll always be a part of something, Wildkats Never Die
  2. How do you show school spirit? I show school spirit by going and supporting all the teams in Willis.
  3. What is one thing you want the high school to know about you? I want the school to know that I’m a very empathetic person.

SOPHOMORE DUKE NOMINEES

COOPER STONE

  1. What is the best part of being a Wildkat? Being able to represent the Wildkats in football and baseball
  2. How do you show school spirit? Going to the volleyball and basketball games and playing sports for Willis High
  3. What is one thing you want the high school to know about you? I like to go duck hunting

 

DE’VON LOVELADY

Did not submit answers to the questions. (send them to [email protected] & we can add them the story)

 

 

ALEXANDER VELAZQUEZ

Did not submit answers to the questions. (send them to [email protected] & we can add them the story)

 

SOPHOMORE DUCHESS NOMINEES

RHEAGAN BISHOP

  1. What is the best part of being a Wildkat? Its very fun and the learning and athletics are awesome.
  2. How do you show school spirit? I show school spirit by being a leader and doing the right things.
  3. How do you show school spirit? that I’m very intelligent.

 

KEZIAH ELDRIDGE

  1. What is the best part of being a Wildkat? the best part about being a Wildkat is being able to be a part of this wonderful school district & wearing purple, Wildkats are just so inspirational!
  2. How do you show school spirit? I show school spirit by doing the themes & being positive, showing up at most of the school games and trying to be a part of something.
  3. What is one thing you want the high school to know about you? I love each & every one of y’all!

KATIE LEGGETT

  1. What is the best part of being a Wildkat? The best part about being a Wildkat is how close we are as a community and how friendly we are towards each other.
  2. How do you show school spirit? I show school spirit by being a Varsity cheerleader and dressing up during the spirit weeks.
  3. What is one thing you want the high school to know about you? One thing I want people to know about me is I am a caring person who likes to be involved is school activities.

FRESHMEN DUKE NOMINEES

COLTEN BEARDEN

  1. What is the best part of being a Wildkat? The best part of being a wildkat is the environment and the atmosphere around the school.
  2. How do you show school spirit? I show my school spirit by going to the games on Friday night
  3. How do you show school spirit? On thing to know about me is I am the starting freshman quarterback

JACE YARBOROUGH

  1. What is the best part of being a Wildkat? The best part is being part of a great school.
  2. How do you show school spirit? I help at the Friday night games.
  3. What is one thing you want the high school to know about you? I enjoy playing basketball.

ROBERTO NEGRETE

  1. What is the best part of being a Wildkat? Being able to play soccer for Willis High school
  2. How do you show school spirit? By going to games – I like to spread positivity to people and help others when struggling
  3. What is one thing you want the high school to know about you. I was born in Jacksonville, Florida and I am Mexican and Honduran.

FRESHMEN DUCHESS NOMINEES

GEMMA ROACH

  1. What is the best part about being a Wildkat? I think the best part of being a Wildkat is just the school spirit. The bonding of all the students during football, volleyball, or any game. Always something to look forward too!
  2. How do you show school spirit? I show school spirit by attending and supporting sports and always have the best time making outfits to dress out in!!
  3. What is one thing you want the school to know about you?If I wanted the school to know one thing about me is that I care about you. I always want to help someone and make sure they feel not alone and have support. I want to be able to support someone or someone else can’t. Make them feel like there is someone who cares and will listen.

SOPHIE SATTERWHITE

  1. What is the best part about being a Wildkat? I think the best part of being a Wildkat is getting the opportunity for greatness in life due to Willis’s many programs.
  2. How do you show school spirit? I choose to show school spirit by participating in sports and being an active student academically, as well as socially.
  3. What is one thing you want the school to know about you? I have been fortunate enough to travel to many countries, and I feel like that has been beneficial in

ESSENCE TRAYLOR

  1. What is the best part of being a Wildkat? The best part about being a Wildkat is knowing that I am loved, welcomed, and a part of a family.
  2. How do you show school spirit? I show school spirit by trying to participate in most activities; including cheerleading, volleyball, and basketball.
  3. What is one thing you want the high school to know about you? One thing that I want the school to know about me is that I will always let you know the truth no matter the situation and I will always want what’s best for everyone and I truly appreciate you all.