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The Voice of the Wildkats

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The Voice of the Wildkats

FOURTH QUARTER. Receiving his 10th of 12th rounds of chemo, Coach Michael Storms starts what he coined the fourth quarter of his treatment. After experiencing chemo with her husband, Coach Megan Storms recruited some of her volleyball players to spread cheer at the hospital where Storms and many others receive cancer treatment.

Volleyball team makes impact in community by bringing joy to cancer patients

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Jan 23, 2023

The room goes silent as one is told they have a life-altering disease. They feel powerless as they decide which route to take to terminate the tumors and cure their cancer. As they go through chemotherapy...

WELCOME TO CHIPPENDALES. The Hulu original series digs deep into the creation and downfall of the dancers.

Hulu docuseries explores dark backstory of America’s ‘cuffs and collar’ clad dancers

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Jan 5, 2023

Most have heard of exotic male dancing, but they are often unaware of its origins. What began as a luxurious backgammon club eventually became what is best known as Chippendales, a pioneer in classy sexualization....

TO PROTECT AND SERVE. A visitor to Christmas in the Barn visits with senior Reid Henderson, a member of the law class. The group passed out cocoa, played games and allowed visitors to tour their car.

CTE programs host early Christmas

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Dec 7, 2022

The little pitter-patter of tiny feet and jolly Christmas music filled the agriculture barn when various school-sanctioned organizations came together to celebrate good tidings for the children of...

EMOTIONAL ANNOUCEMENT. After hearing her name announced as the $1000 scholarship winner senior Katie Leggett hugs cheer coach Nicole Westmoreland as Ark Church representative Courtney Small looks on.

Cheerleader honored with scholarship, hustle award

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Nov 18, 2022

The cheer team sat in the gym waiting for class to begin. They noticed representatives from the Ark Youth group  were presents, but had no idea why. As the visitors began their announcement, the feeling...

SLAY ALL DAY. Soaking in the glory of Post-its, freshman Jenna Nelson and Janie Starr enjoy optimistic sticky notes.

STUCO boosts spirits with positive Post-its program

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Nov 13, 2022

Keep calm and smile on. Start your day with kindness and gratitude. You’re doing great. Wildkats walking into school on Friday got these positive reminders in the form of Post-it notes when STUCO sponsored...

INVESTIGATION. Examining evidence, senior Dillyn Schultz makes sure her data is up-to-par.

Crime scene curriculum offers hands-on approach to learning

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Nov 9, 2022

Yellow caution tape surrounded desks, chalk outlines filled the front of the lab and fingerprint examinations replaced tests this week for the forensics classes' unit on crime scene investigation. This...

GO KATS. Teammates from the bench and on the court celebrate after winning a point against College Park. The team fought hard, but came up short in their quest for a play-off position.

Volleyball team takes home more than wins as season closes

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Nov 6, 2022

On Friday, the ball hitting and whistle-blowing came to an end after varsity volleyball could not earn their spot in playoffs. The team fought a hard battle against College Park, and even though they did...

Golf team takes home silver, gains camaraderie

Golf team takes home silver, gains camaraderie

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Nov 2, 2022

Towards the end of October, the weather is dreary, dark and rainy. Regardless, the golf team plays 18 holes in an effort to be named best in the county. Last Monday, the golf team's hard work in slippery...

GOOD BYE TO SHE-HULK. As the first season closes, Marvel fans look forward to future of She-Hulk.

She-Hulk comes to close, leaves Marvel fans excited for future

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Oct 14, 2022

As time progresses people get tired of certain genres due to the constant following of an overused formula. Marvel Studios saw this and decided to switch up the norm by introducing She-Hulk. Every Thursday...

BIG LOVE. On the Big Day of Giving, junior DeBraun Hampton with Big Love Program Development Director Jessica Creamer, Wildkat Head Coach Trent Miller, Principal Chad Smith and Athletic Director Jason Glenn, presents a $2000 check to Big Love Cancer Care.

Junior shows ‘Big Love’ for cancer organization

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Oct 4, 2022

Hiding in the shadows ready to pounce, cancer burrows its way through the bodies of family members and jumps out with a goal of destruction. Through the devastation, some family members chose faith and...

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT. Members of the class of 2023 stand with their parents during senior night on Tuesday.

Tennis recognizes class of 2023

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Sep 29, 2022

Waking up early for tournaments, skidding feet on green concrete and watching balls bounce over a net. Seniors on the tennis team have been repeating this cycle for a while. Every year, the tennis team...

DRESS UP. Hispanic Heritage Week provides an opportunity for dress up week fun.

Hispanic Heritage month inspires dress-up week, cultural awareness

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Sep 27, 2022

The week of September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage month. With this in mind, the foreign language department is sponsoring dress-up days this week and students are encouraged to...

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