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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

ENDLESS FLAVORS. Offering flavors and toppings of many kinds, Kekes Snow Balls showcases their work at their new location on FM-1097 West. Photo courtesy of Yelp.

New shaved ice shop offers new place to cool off, ‘New Orleans’ style

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Apr 18, 2023

Sno-cones, everybody enjoys the cold flavored ice on a long hot summer day. Most people think that the only place to get one is off of Highway 75 across from the bank, well not anymore. Keke’s Snow...

SAVING LIVES. Saving three lives in the process, senior Persais Simpson donates blood during the spring HOSA drive. Willis High School donated enough blood to save over 200 lives.

HOSA blood drive gives back to community

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Apr 3, 2023

Whether it is the neighbor down the street or someone halfway across the world, someone is counting on their community to keep blood readily alive due to a number of reasons. Donating blood is one of the...

A BOX FULL OF FUN. Taking place on May 26, only a few days before graduation, Senior Sendoff will offer Seniors to create more high school memories with each other. The event will be filled with fun games, prizes and food.

Senior Sendoff replaces OpGrad lock in

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Mar 28, 2023

Senior year is a special time. For the graduates, it marks the end of an important chapter of their lives. With high school graduation just around the corner, most people believe that it is an achievement...

SENIORS INVITED. The next meeting for Mr. Wildkat will take place on Wednesday, April 5 in the LGI at 6pm. Mr. Wildkat will be held in the PAC on May 20 of this year, with time to be determined.

Mr. Wildkat hits PAC stage May 20

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Mar 28, 2023

Mr. Wildkat, an event containing joy, funny choreographed dances and tears of laughter. Every year, one senior  is named Mr. Wildkat and given the prize of bragging rights and cheers from the audience....

LOW AND SLOW. At Lone Star Throwdown 2023 there were many different cool cars and trucks, but this custom mid-90s Ford F-150 caught many peoples attention.

Lone Star Throwdown brings truck enthusiasts to Montgomery county

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Feb 27, 2023

Full size trucks, mini trucks, lifted trucks, lowered trucks. Each vehicle is different and unique in its own special way. Several thousand custom cars, trucks, side-by-sides and SUVs fill I-45 and...

DONT BE LATE. To try and resolve issues regarding tardiness, a new electronic system has been created. This new system tallies up all tardies and notifies a students parent or guardian.

New tardy policies could bring new spark in motivation

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Feb 15, 2023

Same consequences with more motivation to avoid. This semester has brought many different changes. Among those changes is the introduction of the tardy kiosk stations located throughout the campus,...

GAME TIME. Before he swims the 100-yard butterfly, freshman Aaron Barker takes a deep breath before the officials start the race. Barker, alongside three of his teammates, helped reset the school record for the 200-yard freestyle relay at this years regional meet.

Swimmers cheer on junior diver, reflect on past season

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Feb 10, 2023

The opportunity to represent oneself at the state championship in any sport is something that people dream of doing. The road building up to it is a hard road, but it is very rewarding with the sense of...

GROWING THE WILDKAT BRAND. After being named the interim principal for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year, staff member Eric King gives a speech to the audience of signing day. King joined WISD in 2013 as a teacher and coach and has been an assistant principal at Lynn Lucas Middle School and Willis High School for seven years.

Familiar face fills principal vacancy

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Feb 7, 2023

There is a new principal leading the school, but he is not a new face to the Wildkat community. The recent resignation of Jonathan Smith on Jan. 27 left a vacancy, and Eric King has received the title...

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...

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