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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

Cicada-geddon hits Texas with combined broods, zombie fungus

Cicada-geddon hits Texas with combined broods, zombie fungus

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Apr 29, 2024

Spring is in the air. April showers are bringing out wildflowers across the states, and this year, thousands of cicadas are emerging from their incubating space underground. Spring of 1803 was the last...

ONE LAST PERFORMANCE. Members of the One Act Play cast take a bow after their first public performance of Amadeus.

After successful contest season, ‘Amadeus’ takes final bow

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Mar 20, 2024

As their final movement, Dramakats take the stage again on Wednesday, March 20 for their final performance of their UIL piece, Amadeus, the thrilling story of Salieri’s destruction of Amadeus Mozart....

One Act cast brings Mozarts world to life in Amadeus

One Act cast brings Mozart’s world to life in ‘Amadeus’

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Mar 1, 2024

Amadeus Mozart. Some say he wrote his first concerto at the age of 4, his first symphony at 5, a full opera at 14 and at 25 he met Salieri, the man who is rumored to have taken his life.  Amadeus,...

WINNERS. The Sweethearts bring home a lot of awards after the ADTS regionals. The event set the bar high for the remainder of the season.

Sweethearts ‘Swift-ly’ take home awards with Taylor-themed routines

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Mar 1, 2024

Are you ready for it? Sweethearts started their competition season strong on Feb. 17, taking home  total of 19 awards with soloist, duet, and team performances. Their team and officer song choices all...

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.

Seniors sign National Letters of Intent to play college sports

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Feb 22, 2024

Signing Day. For high school athletes, it is the ultimate sign of success.  The commemorative occasion where seniors can publicly declare their commitment to their chosen college or university...

SPECIAL DELIVERY. During the winter break, sophomore Annabell Smith-Grimm delivers treats and sandwiches to a Montgomery County Fire station. She visited all the stations to share a message of positivity to the first responders. courtesy of Annabell Smith-Grimm

Sophomore delivers positivity message to first responders

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Jan 12, 2024

From wildfires to car accidents, first responders are only a call away from helping people across the nation. But being available to dart to emergency scenes requires long hours, and the taxing nature...

TIS THE SEASON. Every day of the holiday season can be brighter if you love Christmas movies thanks to Freeforms 25 Days of Christmas Movies.

Freeform’s features festive shows all holiday season

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Dec 14, 2023

Twas the nights before Christmas, and all through the home, Freeform was streaming, who would’ve known? There are a myriad of movies and shows anyone can put on during the holidays, but Freeforms’...

Piccolo prowess pays off

Piccolo prowess pays off

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Dec 14, 2023

Learning to play an instrument is no easy feat. Some argue that it comes naturally to those with talent, but according to The Emotional Intelligence Network, it can take anywhere from 728 to 16,120 hours...

SMILE SIS. After the ceremony, junior Fernanda Ruiz has her photo taken by her sister.

NHS, Mu Alpha Theta welcomes new members

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Nov 8, 2023

It’s Monday evening, Nov. 6, and the performing arts center is dimly lit, save for five colored candles.  Heather Lebow and Jennifer Mitchell step up to the podium, welcoming parents, as inductees wait...

CAN YOU SURVIVE? Five Nights at Freddys, based on a popular video game, will open in theaters on Oct. 27.

FNAF movie set to disappoint

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Oct 23, 2023

With October being a month full of frights and spooky themes, it only makes sense that a game known for its’ scary premise would have a movie adaptation released this month. "Five Nights at Freddy’s,"...

Haunted House brings fun frights

Haunted House brings fun frights

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Oct 16, 2023

With Halloween falling on a school night this year, students aren’t afraid of the ghouls and ghosts that come out at night, but of a lack of activities for them to do. Luckily, theater hosts a haunted...

EVERY CENT COUNTS. Working with Rotary International, Interact is collecting pennies to eradicate polio.

Interact proves every cent counts

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Sep 27, 2023

In this world small actions can make a big difference. Pennies are thrown into a donation bucket. The pennies become dollars and with hope that the dollars will lead to the end of a disease that strikes...

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