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The Voice of the Wildkats

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The Voice of the Wildkats

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TANNENBAUM OF TRASH. Hand placing bottles donated by students, junior Addison Lyons and senior Charissa Miles-Aybar build the base of a christmas tree, an idea forged by the Energy and Environment co-cher.

Student Council commended for effort to improve school culture

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Mar 23, 2023

The goal of the student council is to create a better school environment with the help of students, but while the school is being improved, so is student council’s image statewide. With each successful...

PUTTING THE FUN IN FUNCTIONS. Mu Alpha Theta is an organization that centers around all things math.

Mathletes join together for national honors group

by Julia Humphries, VOW staff Mar 6, 2023

The international organization with more than 2,400 members, Mu Alpha Theta, has come to the school. With a goal for students to openly express an interest in mathematics, the club makes the previously...

CLEAR. During a practice night opps event junior Chase Wiederhold participates in the clearing of the building. Wiederhold is a member of the team that qualified for state in Skills USA.

The team with the golden gun

by Reid Henderson, VOW Feature Editor Mar 3, 2023

With adrenaline high, as each corner is checked, the Willis Building Clearing squad competes for the gold at SkillsUSA. All of their hours spent learning tactics, memorizing positioning, training and long...

REGIONAL BOUND. The team and four individuals will compete at regionals this weekend.

Bowlers on a roll, aim for state competition

by Hannah Hartman, VOW staff Mar 3, 2023

Regional bound with unbreakable bonds. A team filled with their friends that enjoy the company and competition late into the night. Their competition is bowling, and the friends that form the team prepared...

STARTING MONDAY. Absences and tardies will be tracked starting Monday for exam exemptions.

New exemption policy to benefit students with high grades, low absences

by Gracie Brumlow, VOW staff Feb 24, 2023

The new exemption policy will kick in on Monday. The administration has updated the rules to better suit students’ journeys in education. They have covered tardies, absences and grades, allowing students...

KRUMPUS CREATOR. At Houstonfest, sophomore Lillian Shaw received accolades for her Krampus sculpture and presentation. Of all the winners, she was the only solo competitors.

Skills, hard work advance German students to next level

by Brody McNew, VOW staff Feb 23, 2023

Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Not everyone knows that Herzlichen Glückwunsch means congratulations in German, but the students involved with Houstonfest could probably translate that.  Houstonfest is...

FUN AND GAMES. At the Valentines Day party sophomore Samantha Kramer and senior Lizzie Moore dance and play with balloons. StuCo plans a party each year celebrating Valentines Day with students of Champions Academy.

Chocolate, hearts, roses fill halls in celebration love

by Hannah Hartman, VOW staff Feb 21, 2023

Valentine’s Day is a holiday created for representing someone’s love for one another through small acts of kindness. There are so many different ways to show kindness on this holiday, and reveal hidden...

COCK, LOAD, SHOOT. Senior Joshua Ramoutar shoots his rifle during Marksmanship practice. While competing shooters only have 10 minutes to shoot 10 rounds in the prone position.

Skills sharpened as cadets prepare for competition

by Gaby DeLaRosa Feb 17, 2023

The cadets line up, looking at each other through their peripherals. They know that they are here to win and one quote echoes in their minds: fortune favors the brave.  Preparation and bravery is needed...

FINALLY HERE. STUCO has proclaimed 2/22 as Adam Sandler Day.  Dress like your favorite character or the funny man himself.

Long-awaited Adam Sandler day to finally make debut

by Gracie Brumlow, VOW staff Feb 16, 2023

In honor of the golf team, the student council will be holding a dress up day with quite a unique theme. Adam Sandler day will be held on Wednesday, and students will be encouraged to find some fun costumes...



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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,...

WANNA BE THE WILDKAT? Tryouts for cheer and the mascot are soon. A mandatory meeting is Thursday or next Tuesday.

Cheer tryouts approaching with seniors leading way

by Emma Lowe, VOW staff Feb 15, 2023

For students who want to bask under the Friday night lights, cheering on Wildkats, pumping up the crowd with chants and T-shirts - the time to prepare is now. With the end of the school year approaching,...

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