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The Voice of the Wildkats

The Student News Site of Willis High School

The Voice of the Wildkats

The Student News Site of Willis High School

The Voice of the Wildkats

HARD TO SAY GOODBYE.  At their last concert together, junior Sophia Cruz and senior Faith Miner memorialize the moment with a picture. The last concert means a lot to the seniors and the friends they are leaving.

Band concert marks end to seniors’ journeys in organization

by Timothy Gunn, VOW staff May 18, 2022

The band held their Spring Concert on Thursday May 12. This concert marked the end of many seniors’ band careers, but the band’s final concert of the year will be their jazz showcase on Thursday May...

STEP ONE. Showing off her Lone Star degree, senior Melody Medina poses after commencement exercises on Thursday. Medina graduated with her associates degree before her high school graduation. .

Two seniors earn college degrees before high school diplomas

by Stephanie Keele, VOW Multimedia editor May 15, 2022

During the week of senior finals and prom preparations, two seniors added another important milestone to their calendar. Before ending their high school careers, they picked up associate degrees from Lone...

ARGHHHH. In the production of Treasure Island, senior Colton Backhus channels his inner pirate as his plays the role Calico Jack.

Treasure Island closes out careers of senior drama students

by Timothy Gunn, VOW staff May 9, 2022

The Theater 3-4 Dramakats presented Treasure Island for a full audience in the black box Wednesday, April 28. The lively show followed a young boy and a group of pirates through some misadventures.The...

PRESS ON. At the Magnolia Silos in Waco, the UIL group takes a picture before exploring the top attraction in town. Pictured are senior Katherine Lee, Summer Rains, Stephanie Keele, Jason Clark, Reed Henderson, Heather Jackson, Danica Sunquist and Michel Schlowinski.

UIL journalism, speech students travel to Baylor for regional competition

by Jason Clark, VOW Sports editor May 6, 2022

Genuine Czech kolaches. High octane wiffleball. 1990s music videos. The road to UIL regionals was full of unexpected fun that helped make the stakes just a little more bearable.  Overall, the journalism...

WHY NOT US? At the last game of the scheduled season, senior Jaxon Burns pitches against the Conroe Tigers. The team won two in a row against the Tigers to secure a spot in the playoffs.

Tough district start does not keep baseball out of playoffs; Wildkats defeat Tigers to secure spot

by Brenan Mansker, VOW Multimedia editor May 4, 2022

Fans crowd shoulder to shoulder vying for a spot to watch the monumental game. Senior night, playing a cross-town rival and a win or go home situation drives the emotions through the roof. The atmosphere...

THANK YOU TEACHERS. May 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week.

May 2 kicks off Teacher Appreciation Week

by Stone Chapman, VOW writer May 2, 2022

Coming to school early in the morning, working for seven hours and then staying after for another two. Teachers work hard everyday and often don't receive the recognition they struggle to earn.  Teachers...

ITS GAME TIME. The powerpuff game is Wednesday, with the freshmen vs. seniors game starting at 5:30.

Powderpuff teams hit gridiron Wednesday at Yates

by Julian Pelayo, VOW staff May 2, 2022

The annual powder puff game is set for Wednesday, May 4.  The first game starts at 5:30. The game is a fundraiser, but since the class of 2022 has been undefeated since their freshman year, the game is...

LETTIG THE BAT DO THE TALKING.. Headed to first, sophomore Kynlei Chapman runs after a successful turn at bat during the teams first game against Conroe.

Softball charges into playoffs after key victory against Tigers

by Hannah Hartman, VOW Features editor April 25, 2022

Work hard. Play hard. Whatever it takes.  The softball has competed throughout the entire 13-6A District for the season with these things in mind. The playoffs will start Thursday when the softball...

DONT MISS THE FUN. Mr. Wildkat is Saturday night. Make sure you reserve your ticket now.

Mr. Wildkat showcases talent, silliness of senior class

by Emma Lowe, VOW staff April 21, 2022

It is all about the talent. Maybe not so much the talent - maybe it is the swimsuit competition. But the opening  number is really important too. And the audience and judges love the Q&A of the top...

MISSING THE BREAK. Academy time over, and many students are missing the time for practice, homework and time to study or make up a test.

OPINION: We miss academy

by Rosalyn Gutierrez, VOW staff April 21, 2022

     Lost, but not forgotten. It’s impossible to forget since every day a student is reminded of that sweet time when he rushes to finish his homework in the class before it’s due. Along with stressing...

TIME TO STRESS LESS. Kats Joined 4 Hope is encouraging students to stress less, Each day next week has a designated dress up day.

From jammies to tie dye, Stress Less Week offers dress up days to promote mental wellness

by Heather Jackson, VOW photography manager April 21, 2022

Projects are due. STAAR test are coming. UIL contests are approaching. Seniors are worried about walking rank. Finals are around the corner, and every teacher seems to be cramming six weeks of work in...

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