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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


Deep in prayer, senior Laci Dorough spends her time before school at See You at the Pole. The events allows students of all faiths to join as one.

See You at the Pole draws students to school-wide worship service

by Emma Lowe, VOW staff Sep 30, 2022

Growing up isn’t easy. Especially when high school comes around. People get brought into the wrong crowds, stuck under bad influences and peer pressured into doing things they never wanted to do....

DRESS UP. Hispanis Heritage dress up days.

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...

SPIRITED SAVINGS. Stapling ribbon into place, junior Abigail Johnson works on her mum during floral design. Making mums can be costly, but it is a good way to save money.

Unforgettable homecoming experience comes with hefty price tag

by Hannah Hartman, VOW staff Sep 26, 2022

The homecoming court is set and ready to be announced. The homecoming proposals have been made. Dress up themes have been announced. Homecoming is a celebration with generations of traditions. Casting...

BANNED CLASSICS. Many of the classics are banned in some schools. Texas leads the nation with the most banned books.

Banned book week brings student rights into the spotlight

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Sep 23, 2022

The library can save lives, those that feel left in the dark because of their experiences as a member of a certain group can find a relatable story that may help them see the light. However, there are...

VICTORY LINE. The 2021-2022 Sweethearts form a victory line at the first home game of the 2021 season.

Sweethearts celebrate 50 years of ‘dancing pretty’ with alumni dance

by Rosalyn Gutierrez, VOW staff Sep 23, 2022

A human heart beats about 2.5 billion times in a lifetime. It stays strong no matter how many years it's been working tirelessly. Without fail, it keeps on going year after year. Year after year,...

BIG DREAMS. After making it to the blind audition portion of The Voice, Wildkat alum Alexis McLaughlin did not advance to the next round of the talent show. McLaughlin credits the Wildkat Choir program with igniting her passion for performance and promises this small setback will not stop her from chasing her dreams.

Willis graduate takes stage in front of millions of viewers

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Sep 20, 2022

Lights. Camera. Action. As the singer starts singing the words to the 80's ballad, the judges jam to the tune. It is clear by their faces they are contemplating pushing the button. All she needs is...

SAVE LIVES. The risk of vehicle crashes is higher among 16-19-year-olds than among any other age group.

Tragic event leads family to set up scholarship

by Avery Cheatham, VOW staff Sep 16, 2022

When faced with a loss, families react in different ways.  Some families come together and become stronger. Some families suffer a break in their family. And then other families do more. They...

COMPENSATION. Anyone under the age of 18 that has been inflicted by behavioral changes, cardiac problems, mental health issues or pregnancy difficulties because of a Juul, is entitled to compensation.

Juul gets smoked by two-year investigation, lawsuits

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Sep 15, 2022

Little kids always dream to see people like them on television. Some companies took advantage of that dream in the form of puff bars and e-cigarettes. Juul, one of the leading vape companies, has been...

SERVED FRESH. Senior Hayden Phillips prepares the Mes in Place for a Culinary 1 lesson on how to make croquettes. Advanced students preparing dishes for lower-level classes is common in the culinary lab.

Fundraising in high gear for Culinary Kats

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Sep 13, 2022

Fresh ingredients, the sound of pots and pans clanging together, and water splashing everywhere from washing dirty dishes. All of which are commonly found in the culinary lab located right in the heart...

STANDING WITH UVALDE. Members of the Wildkat community wore maroon on Monday to show support to the Uvalde community as they started school.

Halls fill with maroon to show support to Uvalde community

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Sep 9, 2022

The shooting in Uvalde and the unnecessary deaths of innocent children and teachers shook Texas and the rest of the world to its core. After mourning their loved ones and rebuilding their community over...

SPACE CITY. Ready for the first game of the season, choir director Laurelyn Korfhage shows her Astros spirit. Korfhage is singing the national anthem tonight at the Astros game.

From classroom to ballpark, choir director’s dream comes true at Astros game tonight

by Alyssa Beaulac, VOW staff Sep 9, 2022

As she stands alone on the foul line at Minute Maid Park staring into the stands holding over 20,000 people, she is in awe. This place, the home of the Houston Astros, means so much to her. It is where...

TAKE YOUR MARK. After their time trials on Thursday, Aug. 25 marking the beginning of the season, the swim team gathers for a picture. The Aquakats next meet is Oct. 19 at the Conroe ISD natatorium.

Aquakats set team, personal goals for season

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Sep 6, 2022

The humid air. The smell of chlorine lingering around. The sound of the officials starting off the races followed by eight elite athletes leaving everything that they have in the pool to hopefully swim...

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