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The Voice of the Wildkats

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The Voice of the Wildkats

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TO SAVE THREE LIVES. In the fall blood drive, senior Emily Vaughn begins the donation process.

HOSA blood drive set for March 4

by Sam Favela, VOW staff Feb 23, 2024

As she sits down in the chair and visits with the nurse, the nerves start to kick in. The idea of getting a needle stuck in her arm isn’t ideal, but knowing that it helps save lives makes the sacrifice...

KAT PRIDE. Loving his time under the lights of Yates Stadium, senior Bradley Lottinger dresses as Willie the Wildkat.

Cheer, mascot clinic starts March 4

by Ashley Briones Feb 23, 2024

Band hyping up the crowd, cheerleaders getting their pom poms ready, and Pitkru getting the football players hyped up. These are all of the memorable events that you experience as a member of the cheer...

BRING HOME THE GOLD.  After winning district juniors Kaden Hunter and Amy Garcia with sophomore Kamryn Summers show off the award for their hard work in Crime Scene Investigation.

Students bring home gold from SkillsUSA competition

by Melissa Guerrero Feb 22, 2024

The flashing patrol car lights, students dressed in law enforcement uniforms and fake crime scenes are all part of a normal day in Mr. Kennedy’s law classes as they prepare for the workforce and competitions.  On...

READY FOR NEXT YEAR. The new school calendar includes a full week in October and November for students.

New school calendar includes week-long break in October for students

by Danica Sundquist, VOW staff Feb 21, 2024

The school board released the calendar for the 2024-2025 school year. The calendar shares many similarities from the past year’s calendar with a few important changes.  “I think the calendar...

PRACTICING MAKES PERFECT. Senior Arianna Johnson works on a nail kit in the cosmetology lab as she prepares for potential career opportunities.

Cosmetology students prepare for licensing exams

by Melissa Guerrero Feb 20, 2024

In the CTE cosmetology room, in the midst of nail stations and hair styling tools, hardworking students complete their practice assignments as they gain needed hours and prepare for their cosmetology exams....

KINDNESS TREE. Placing a post-it on the tree, sophomore Morgan Smith adds a word of encouragement.

Kats Joined for Hope makes kindness tree

by Isabella Melin Feb 14, 2024

On the wall just outside of the cafeteria, a tree full of kind messages is just waiting to be added to and its leaves spread through the school. For the month of February, Kats Joined for Hope made...

HEADED TO STATE. Showing off their chapter awards, members of the state-qualifying team pose for a group photo. The team will compete for a spot at Internationals on February 15 - 17 in Houston.

DECA heads to state

by Jackie Diaz, VOW Staff Feb 13, 2024

The anticipation sinks in. Months of studying business terms and practicing public speaking skills all lead up to this moment. As she steps in with her business proposal poster board in her hand, she shakes...

THE WAITING GAME. After competiting all day in speaking events, junior Danica Sunquist and sophomores Annabell Smith and Zoe Mendes wait for the poetry results to be announced. At the meet, Mendes placed 1st in Informative Speaking, Smith placed 1st in poetry and Sundquist placed 2nd in Informative Speaking.

Wildkat UIL team ties for first at New Waverly meet

by Heather Carroll Feb 2, 2024

Last weekend in New Waverly, many Wildkats represented our school at a UIL invitational meet and won numerous awards in a variety of speech and journalism events.  “At the meet, we placed in every...

GIFTED GOATS. Winning Grand Champion Goat, sophomore Jackson Dutton, and winning reserve Champion Goat, junior Meaghan Evans, show off their victorious animals. The Willis local show was an opportunity to practice FFA students ability of showmanship and the pride they have in their animals.

Willis Local Show allows opportunity for practice after hours of prep

by Victoria Medina Jan 27, 2024

Practice makes perfect. But the preparation looks way different starting months before, just for a measly 5 minutes shown. The Willis local show is a perfect opportunity for experience before FFA...

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE TIME> Calling all Pre-K through 8th grade Daughters and Fathers! Tickets for the 2nd Annual Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Ball are now available.

Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Ball set for Feb. 9

by Ashley Briones Jan 25, 2024

Decorations getting put up. Little girls and fathers pulling up into the parking lot. Sweetheart doing the last final touches. These are all of the emotions that are happening right before the annual...

2024. Staff and students make predictions for the new year.

Wildkats make predictions for 2024

by Sydney Prihoda Jan 16, 2024

2024 is finally here and many people like to make predictions for the upcoming year. Here are some predictions that some of our students and teachers made regarding the year ahead. All predictions were...

Mandatory ID policy added to promote safety

Mandatory ID policy added to promote safety

by Victoria Medina Jan 11, 2024

Roaming the halls with freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors all around campus. The faces of known and unknown students is the norm with 2700 faces in the halls. With the new semester starting Tuesday,...

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