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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


SITTING PRETTY. Working on a residents hair, junior Marlene De Aguila gives back to community by volunteering at the center.

Cosmetology gets in holiday spirit, gives nursing home residents makeovers

by Alyssa Beaulac, VOW staff Dec 6, 2022

Christmas time is not a season or time period, but a state of mind. Giving back to the community and helping people in need is a big part of the holiday and the cosmetology students knew just what...

TEXAS PROUD. During his time as a Navy SEAL, Morgan Luttrell takes a photo in full gear. Luttrell is the first Willis High School grad to be elected to Congress.

Home-town hero backed by community on his way to congress

by Reid Henderson, VOW Feature Editor Dec 6, 2022

The final votes are cast, and the small town kid from Willis, Texas has had his congressional race called. The victory party ensues and the celebrations commence. Come January, the Willis High School...

DONT LIE TO ME. Please dont tell me the rail industry cant afford it. Rail companies spent 25.5 billion on stock buybacks and dividends this year.

Biden calls for end to railway strike

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff Dec 6, 2022

After the announcement by Joe Biden to congress about intervening in the current talks to find an agreement between rail unions and companies, the entire nation seems to be eyeing the tenuous situation....

CUTE AND CUDDLY. Mr. Pickles roams the Ag barn entertaining the humans and animals in the building.

Precious Mr. Pickles adds joy to ag barn

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Nov 18, 2022

It was just another normal day in the agricultural building when suddenly a streak of orange darted across the classroom. This was the way many students first met Mr. Pickles and now he’s become a staple...

LOTS OF LATTES. With a chill in the air, people are flocking to Starbucks to check out their seasonal offerings.

Holly, jolly new flavors arrive

by Avery Cheatham, VOW staff Nov 17, 2022

Forget about pumpkin spice and everything nice It is time to welcome the jolly, holly new flavors. The weather is colder and the leaves are falling from the trees. There is a chill in the air, frost...

READY. SET. SHOP. Crowds of bargain hunters will use the Friday after Thanksgiving to start their holiday shopping.

Black Friday kicks off holiday shopping craze

by Avery Cheatham, VOW staff Nov 17, 2022

The deals are here. Get ready. Black Friday may be November 25th, but the deals are already popping up online and in stores. Black Friday is everywhere from Target’s home goods to buying new technology...

FEAST YOUR EYES. The centerpiece of the meal, a turkey waits to be carved for the ROTC meal. The culinary arts class prepared the turkey for the event held on Thursday.

Family, friends, food bring feelings of gratitude

by Gracie Brumlow, VOW staff Nov 17, 2022

The weather is cooler. The wind seems crisper. Smells of turkey whifting from the culinary kitchen. Thanksgiving is almost here.  With a week away from school, students and teachers are already thankful...

TO SPACE AND BEYOND. After being Congratulations to Madeley Nichols for being accepted into the High School Aerospace Scholars program with NASA, senior Madeley Nichols takes a photo with her engineering teacher Ken Wilkerson. This program is a great opportunity to work with NASA personnel and possibly earn scholarships for college.

Teen’s childhood dreams of working with NASA come true

by Alyssa Beaulac, VOW staff Nov 14, 2022

Every kid goes through the “I want to be an astronaut” phase, but very few of those kids are able to achieve that far-out goal. Working for NASA has been a dream for Junior Madeley Nichols since she...

INTO THE BLUE. Performing in full uniform, sophomore Isabella Gallegos spins the flag as part of the bands show Into the Blue.

Color guard builds skills, character, friendships under Friday Night Lights

by Chloe Roach, VOW contributor Nov 11, 2022

The adrenaline flows through their veins as they gather together. After weeks and weeks of practice and choreography, it was time to show off all that hard work. The girls huddled together and shared words...

HOG HEAVEN. Showing off the rewards of a good hunt, senior Laci Dorough enjoys her time hunting in the woods. What was once a male dominated hobby, over 40% of the registered hunters in the national are females.

Female hunters scope out new territory

by Reid Henderson, VOW Feature Editor Nov 10, 2022

The perfectly placed shot on the heart of the prey. The hunter rejoices as he finally proved himself a man by taking the life of another animal. He skins the animal and takes the meat to be used for a...

OPEN, OPEN. Members of the drumline welcome customers at the new HEB in Willis.

H-E-B opens doors to Willis community

by Juan Meza Chavez Nov 4, 2022

Sweethearts and cheerleaders shaking their poms. Drummers setting the tone with their cadence. People lined up on the sidewalk, ready for the doors to open. It was early and still dark outside, but...

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA. Graves at the Houston National Cemetery are adorned with wreaths after the volunteers spend the morning honoring the veterans in 2021.

AFJROTC remembers veterans, joins Wreaths Across America

by Hannah Hartman, VOW staff Nov 4, 2022

On a cold, winter day, the volunteers take the evergreen wreaths and place them with respect and honor to the endless rows of graves. The names of the men and women etched on the stone are not known to...

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