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

The Student News Site of Willis High School

The Voice of the Wildkats

STRIKE A POSE. Ending their national champion kick routine, members of the Sweethearts close the dance in style.

Sweethearts bring home 13th national title

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff May 18, 2023

The Sweethearts is a longstanding organization with various traditions and titles to their name. Most notably, the sweethearts are twelve time national champions, earning their thirteenth title in Florida...

COFFEE TIME. As part of Generation Texas Week, seniors Savannah Paske and Taylor Hayes checks in to Coffee with Counselors with counselors Karol Smith and Victoria Reed. The event is just one example of events the group conducts throughout the year to help seniors focus on college and careers.

Week celebrates impact of school counselors

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Feb 10, 2023

In this decade, high school students have been plagued with many issues stemming from social media, overwhelming school work, and general conflicts with their peers. School counselors provide a safe space...

I CAN BUY MYSELF FLOWERS. A new stronger Miley is back  with her new album. The first song Flowers broke the record for the most streams in one week.

New tunes blooming, rumors brewing as ‘Flowers’ breaks records

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Feb 9, 2023

“We were good, we were gold, kinda dream that can’t be sold. We were good right ‘til we weren’t, built a home and watched it burn.”  The name “Miley Cyrus” is scattered across...

FATHER & SON. During a performance of Big Fish Marcus Shumake and Aiden Hamilton act as Edward Bloom as his son Will.

‘Big Fish’ makes big splash

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Feb 9, 2023

Hook, line and sinker. The fine arts department reeled in quite the crowd on Jan. 27 and 28 when they performed "Big Fish." The musical is an adaptation of a story written by Daniel Wallace which describes...

SWEETHEARTS DANCE. The drill team is hosting a fund raising event on Feb. 10 for dads and their daughters.

Sweethearts host daddy-daughter dance

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Jan 27, 2023

Darling daughters and dashing dads are welcome to join the Sweethearts on Friday, Feb. 10 for the first annual Sweetheart Ball.  In the spirit of fostering better relationships, the drill team has...

ATTACK THE PROBLEM. The new push to catch and punish students who vape on campus hopes to help students make smarter decisions when it comes to vaping.

Anti-vaping policies, video aims to educate

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Jan 19, 2023

Students travel the halls with clouded minds and clouds of smoke littering their educational setting. All classes will view a video created by student in the WHS LIVE program on Jan. 5 in Wildkat Way....

Deck the halls with holiday hymns

Deck the halls with holiday hymns

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Dec 12, 2022

Tis the season for Wildkat choir to wish Willis a merry Christmas with their annual winter concert on Dec. 13. Students have been hard at work preparing an array of holiday songs to get Willis in the holiday...

WITCHY WOMAN. Playing the role of the witch, senior Jayci Shaw looks in the Witchs handbook for a spell to cast.

Advanced drama students pack week full of performances

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Dec 8, 2022

The Wildkat theater program fell down quite the rabbit hole last week hosting multiple class plays. On Nov. 28 and 30, separate class periods performed Alice Meets Dorothy and Dearly Departed and put...

CUTE AND CUDDLY. Mr. Pickles roams the Ag barn entertaining the humans and animals in the building.

Precious Mr. Pickles adds joy to ag barn

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Nov 18, 2022

It was just another normal day in the agricultural building when suddenly a streak of orange darted across the classroom. This was the way many students first met Mr. Pickles and now he’s become a staple...

WECLOME. Introducing the choir to the audience, choir director Laurelyn Korfage smiles at the Veterans Day concert. This is the first year for her to be head choir director.

Sing for your choir, stand for your flag

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Nov 15, 2022

Purple hearts represent more than just Wildkat pride. On Thurs. Nov. 10, the high school and junior high choirs came together to pay homage to current and former members of the armed forces and all...

SCARY STUFF. Demonstrating how to create a wound, guest speaker Monica uses Emma Atkinson as a model. Monica showed the students techniques, then they practiced on each other.

Cosmetology learns scary skills with special effects guest speaker

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Nov 2, 2022

Cosmetology students were dying to learn all the tips and tricks of SFX work on Monday, Oct. 24. They were greeted by a special guest who showed them the ropes of special effects makeup.   For...

LOVING SUPPORT. Surprised by the show of love for the band and guard as they leave for contest, junior Nevaeh Scholwinski reacts with her arms loaded,

Band travels for UIL, brings home Sweepstakes

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Oct 21, 2022

Marching proudly across the field, instruments gleaming in the Texas sun, the Wildkat band made their mark this week. On Tuesday, Oct. 18, the band traveled to their UIL competition at Woodforest stadium...

Load More Stories
Donate to The Voice of the Wildkats
Our Goal