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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

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CHRISTMAS IN COMING. On Friday at 4:00 the barn will be alive with fun, games and Santa. The event is free and open to all WISD elementary-aged students.

CTE presents cocoa, cookies, Christmas cheer in the barn

by Jason Clark, VOW staff Dec 1, 2022

The sounds of playful laughing. The smell of hot cocoa and freshly baked cookies. Children darting between their parents' feet and enjoying the Christmas cheer. The CTE center is hosting Christmas...

HARD WORK PAYS OFF. Shortly after receiving letter jackets, the top 10 students in the senior class of 2023 group together for a picture. The jacket signifies the hard work and dedication that these students put forth into their academics. (From left to right) Principal Chad Smith, Reid Henderson, Logan Hoover, Lauren Hues, Lindsey Hues, Hutton Hoegemeyer, Jonathan Rodriguez, Rylee Neumann, Marion Opel, Peyton Sewell, Ivy Nguyen.

Students honored with letter jackets for hard work, dedication to academics

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Nov 30, 2022

For four years, these students have dedicated their free time to education, they have persevered through hardships and many other obstacles along the way. All of their hard work paid off on Thursday, November...

THATS ME. Pointing out their names on the college acceptance wall, seniors Jonathan Dozier and Colin Utecht enjoy their coffee at the Coffee with Counselors event.

Students rewarded with famous coffee for efforts towards college prep

by Emma Lowe, VOW staff Nov 27, 2022

Happiness. Tears. A mix of excitement. This past week, the seniors were given Mrs. Neumann's famous iced coffee as a reward for being accepted or touring a college as well as for students have been given...

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...

Robotiks team builds hard workers

Robotiks team builds hard workers

by Brody McNew, VOW staff Nov 16, 2022

Building robots sounds like something from a sci-fi movie but at WHS, there's a group of students that do just that. The Willis Wildkat Robotiks team has been hard at work preparing for their upcoming...

BOX OF BOTTLES. For the recycling drive, boxes are left out that can be filled with plastic bottles and aluminum cans.

Mean, green, recycling machines

by Jason Clark, VOW staff Nov 14, 2022

The sound of tireless machinery fills the air of the factory. The hiss of steam. The whirring of the conveyor belts. Here, millions of tons of plastic are being produced for every kind of reason imaginable....

LOOKING FORWARD. Nov. 14-17 is Generation Texas Week. Generation texas was created to place an emphasis on students on their next steps after high school.

Week dedicated to students looking towards futures, opportunities

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Nov 13, 2022

Wildkats are going places The week of Nov. 14-17 is marked as Generation Texas week for Willis High School. Filled with dress-up days and many more fun activities, it is a week created to place an emphasis...

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...

SANTA IS ON HIS WAY. Join Santa in enjoying pancakes and holiday cheer at Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 3.

Breakfast with Santa comes to CTE on Dec. 3

by Gracie Brumlow, VOW staff Nov 6, 2022

As the air grows colder and the Christmas season nears, there is growing anticipation of sugar cookies, Christmas trees, and of course, Santa. The WISD Education Foundation is hosting Breakfast with...

DONATE, There is still time to donate to give blood.

Give blood to save lives

by Juan Meza Chavez Nov 4, 2022

Her heart is racing as the needle enters her skin and takes the blood from her vein. The liquid, more valuable than gold, fills the bag as the student spends a few more minutes away from class doing her...

SEMPER FI. The Marines hosted a information session during WIldkat Way.

Opportunities of the Marine Corps

by Alyssa Beaulac, VOW staff Nov 4, 2022

This past Thursday Staff Sergeant Thompson came to talk with the students to inform the young men and women of Willis High School on the different opportunities and benefits that the Marine Corps have...

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