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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

GAME, SET, MATCH. Playing against a district opponent, freshman Bryce Bickley celebrates after winning a point. Bickley and the rest of the team will travel to Humble on Friday and Saturday, January 27-28 to compete in a tournament against many different schools.

Varsity tennis begins tournament play Friday

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Jan 27, 2023

Waking up at 5:30am or even earlier to ride a yellow school bus while it is still pitch black outside. Wearing multiple layers to protect themselves from the frigid climate. Whenever classes start at 7:30...

NEVER SLOWING DOWN. During the swim meet against Oak Ridge and College Park, junior Keddie Ramsden celebrates his new personal record for the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:08.86. The Aquakats are seeking more school records along with advancing to regionals this Friday and Saturday.

Diving into district

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Jan 20, 2023

Headphones in, mind drifting at ease and disconnecting with reality is not an uncommon sight on the bus ride, especially before nine teams battle for a spot at regionals. This Friday and Saturday, the...

THE GREATEST STORY EVER PLAYED. On January 9, the Georgia Bulldogs claimed their second consecutive CFP championship against the TCU Horned Frogs. The game had the largest margin for a championship at 58 points.

Domination in Inglewood

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Jan 13, 2023

Go Dawgs. On Monday, January 9, the Georgia Bulldogs clashed against the TCU Horned Frogs for the College Football Playoff National Championship. The 13-1 season for TCU was a thriller for all college...

WELCOME TO WHS. During last years eighth grade tours, senior Janice Talley shows her group the ins and outs of the CTE center. The tours allow the future high school students to discover different topics of interest while also getting an idea of where their classes will take place.

STUCO giving grand tour this week

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Jan 9, 2023

A much bigger school than the last one, how will an incoming freshman learn to get around? Clubs and activities that go on for days, which ones spark the most interest? Lucky for the eighth graders, the...

ONE LAST HURRAH. During senior night, seniors Lainey Osborn, Brooks Cesan, and Peyton Sewell get together to share a memory with each other. The three were recognized for their dedication to Aquakats and much more.

Seniors recognized for dedication, loyalty to swim program

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Dec 9, 2022

As the seniors walk across the bulkhead, the audience claps and cheers for their dedication and sacrifices they made to prepare for the next meet. All of the long and gruesome practices, the constant smell...

GO GATORS. With his friends, family and coaches there to watch, junior DJ Lagway picks up the Florida hat, signifying his commitment to the Gators. Lagway chose the University of Florida over Baylor, Clemson, USC, and Texas A&M.

Junior quarterback draws national attention with college decision, five-star status

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Dec 9, 2022

#lagway2theswamp The attention of Willis and the nation were on five-star 2024 quarterback DJ Lagway as he commited to play football at the University of Florida on Wednesday. Lagway chose the Gators...

TAKING CONTROL. Dominating her opponent, junior Melanie Garcia wrestles in the dual against Kingwood Park. The team has been busy competing once or twice a week to prepare for district competition.

Wrestling team sets sights on remaining season, future matches

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Dec 1, 2022

As the referee blows the whistle to start the action, two elite student-athletes meet in the middle to shake hands before their duel. After the handshake, they are cheered upon by their teammates as both...

HARD WORK PAYS OFF. Shortly after receiving letter jackets, the top 10 students in the senior class of 2023 group together for a picture. The jacket signifies the hard work and dedication that these students put forth into their academics. (From left to right) Principal Chad Smith, Reid Henderson, Logan Hoover, Lauren Hues, Lindsey Hues, Hutton Hoegemeyer, Jonathan Rodriguez, Rylee Neumann, Marion Opel, Peyton Sewell, Ivy Nguyen.

Students honored with letter jackets for hard work, dedication to academics

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Nov 30, 2022

For four years, these students have dedicated their free time to education, they have persevered through hardships and many other obstacles along the way. All of their hard work paid off on Thursday, November...

LOOKING FORWARD. Nov. 14-17 is Generation Texas Week. Generation texas was created to place an emphasis on students on their next steps after high school.

Week dedicated to students looking towards futures, opportunities

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Nov 13, 2022

Wildkats are going places The week of Nov. 14-17 is marked as Generation Texas week for Willis High School. Filled with dress-up days and many more fun activities, it is a week created to place an emphasis...

A HAPPY ENDING. At the last home game of football season, senior Katie Leggett smiles as she is escorted down the track by her parents. Leggett has been a part of the cheer team since her freshman year at Willis High School.

Seniors line up to say last goodbyes, create memories at Yates Stadium

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Nov 2, 2022

The lights hum and shine a bright light. Students line up and lock arms with one another. The cold, crisp air sends a message to the current seniors of Willis High School: Their last football season...

LOOKING SHARP. With their uniforms in perfect order, members of the AFJROTC program prepare to take the floor at competition. The female color guard and the academic team both placed high on the ranks at their first competition at Oak Ridge High School.

JROTC marches toward greatness in first competition

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Oct 20, 2022

You’ve seen them roaming the halls in their perfectly groomed uniforms. You’ve seen them present the country’s colors on Friday night. What some people might not know is that the program competes...

ON THE BLOCKS. Wildkat swimmer senior Brooks Cesan take his mark to begin the race.

Swim team dives into season

by Blaine Eckert and Jason Clark Oct 14, 2022

The voice from the loudspeaker echoes through the natatorium, “swimmers, take your mark.” The light flashes and a loud buzzer sounds. The eight swimmers leap into the previously calm water and the...

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