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

GIVING IT HIS ALL. With the state meet in his sights, junior Zach Rogers deadlifts at a qualifying meet. Rogers totalled over 1500 pounds to qualify for the state meet.

Rogers, Ford qualify for state powerlifting meets

by Piper Neumann, VOW sports editor March 15, 2021

1515 pounds. That is the weight of 176 gallons of milk, 84 bicycles, 4208 iPhones 12 or 41 cinder blocks. It is also the combined weight junior Zach Rogers's weight at the regional powerlifting meet. The...

HEADED TO REGIONALS. During a practice session, junior Janice Maldonado works on getting stronger for the regional meet. Maldonado is one of four lifters competing Wednesday, March 3 in Alvin.

Girls powerlifting send four to regionals

by Piper Neumann, VOW sports editor March 2, 2021

Using all physical strength possible, the girls apply all their hard work to lift up the heaviest they possibly can. Training year round and constantly building their strength allows the girls to compete...

BE READY. A bulletin board created by yearbook staff members advertise upcoming school pictures.

Wildkat yearbook strives to capture every student’s story

by Piper Neumann, VOW sports editor February 15, 2021

Despite the rumors circling around the building of no yearbook this year, the yearbook staff will be publishing a yearbook full of 2020-2021's memories. Yearbooks can be purchased now for $75 from Walsworth.com,...

CREATIVITY WANTED. A literary magazine for students to showcase their talent in poetry, art, photography and creative writing is in the works. Anyone interested needs to stop by B107 and talk to Ms. Brackin.

New literary magazine calling creative writers, artists, photographers

by Piper Neumann, VOW sports editor February 8, 2021

Although poems and fiction do not relate to the fast past journalism world, creative and expressive writing still needs to be published somewhere. English teacher Laura Brackin wants to create a literary...

SPRING SEASON READY. At the fundraiser kicking off the spring season, sophomore Emma Baron, junior Zoe Picken and junior Brenan Mansker line up for medals after placing. The tennis team members have put in a lot of practice for the spring season tournaments.

Team kicks off tennis spring season

by Piper Neumann, VOW sports editor January 29, 2021

The fall season has ended. Hard work in off season has taken place and with practice everyday of the week, the Wildkats are prepared to bring home medals this season. Their first tournament is this Friday,...

ALL THE WAY TO STATE. Seven members of DECA have qualified for state competition.  They are Braden Kurtz, Megan Leblanc, Eian Bracken, Melody Medina, Brittany Ramirez, Jennifer Mancha, and Vianey Juarez.

DECA sends seven to state

by Piper Neumann, VOW sports editor January 21, 2021

Seven students worked hard to achieve being a state finalist for DECA. Braden Kurtz, Megan Leblanc, Eian Bracken, Melody Medina, Brittany Ramirez, Jennifer Mancha, and Vianey Juarez all qualified for state...

A WORTHY GUILTY PLEASURE. Premiring Christmas Day on Netflix, Brigerton explores love, family and friendship in Regency-Era England.

Escape into Regency Era England with ‘Bridgerton’

by Piper Neumann, VOW sports editor January 8, 2021

“Pride and Prejudice” meets “Downton Abby” with a scandalous new love story that people are obsessing over. “Bridgerton,” a Netflix original, has made the Top Ten in the U.S. on Netflix. Produced...

After almost a year talking about how to avoid the COVID-19 virus, there has finally been a discovery of a potential COVID-19 vaccine. The official release of the vaccine was Dec. 8 and was administered  on an elderly women in the UK.

False claims, government mistrust may lead to fewer vaccines

by Piper Neumann, VOW sports editor December 11, 2020

After almost a year talking about how to avoid the COVID-19 virus, there has finally been a discovery of a potential COVID-19 vaccine. The official release of the vaccine was Dec. 8 and was administered ...

ON THE MAT. During the 2020 district match, senior Cameron Collier faces his opponent. Collier is working to return to state.

Delayed season adds time for wrestlers to prepare for championship repeat

by Piper Neumann, VOW sports editor December 7, 2020

Stepping onto the mat for the first time in months, face to face with their opponent, locking eyes and determined to win. For a wrestlers, there is nothing like the one on one combat on the mat. But since...

YOUNG LOVE. In a dance number from from last years production Bye Bye Birdie, 2020 grad Sydney Ramsden and senior Caleb Davidson play Hugo and Kim.

The Show Must Go On

by Piper Neumann, VOW sports editor November 18, 2020

The lights grow dim. The curtains slowly open as music starts playing. The audience is silent, awaiting for an amazing show to begin. Grab a microphone and dancing shoes, the musical is just around the...

YUM. Junior Fantasia Lawrence scoops cookies onto the sheet in an advanced cullinary class.

Culinary students hone skills from dinner to desserts

by Piper Neumann, VOW sports editor November 11, 2020

“Pass the salt!” The advanced culinary students are working to better their cooking skills and knowledge. They cook everyday from desserts to entrees, perfecting their recipes. The first step...

Shooting for Success

Shooting for Success

by Piper Neumann, VOW sports editor October 30, 2020

Dribbling down the court to make the layup. He jumps and dunks the ball. Boys basketball tryouts are next week and the season is just around the corner.  Being encouraging to the new comers will help...

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