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The Voice of the Wildkats

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The Voice of the Wildkats


STAGGERING STATS. One half of teens admit to having misused a drug at least once in their lifetime.

Drug addiction can be conquered with honesty, intervention

by Jackie Diaz and Melissa Guerrero Sep 28, 2023

The doubts start creeping into her head.  You are not good enough. You are not loveable. Your grades are not up to par.  Her mom starts on the car ride to school. Your room is a mess. You need...

SWEET PICKLES. Mr. Pickles hangs out with his students while they are in class.

Much loved cat benefits from gofundme

by Ashley Briones and Victoria Medina Sep 22, 2023

Everyone knows him. Everyone loves him. He brings joy to all the students of the ag barn. Affectionately known as Mr. Pickles to the Wildkats who know and love him, the cat who is guards the barn now needs...

Looking for a first down, junior Daylion Robinson avoids the Temple defense to gain yards on the play. Robinson had eight carries for 132 yards against the Wildkats.

Friday night lights returns to Yates with big win over Temple

by Gaby DeLaRosa Sep 18, 2023

On September 8th, the long-tradition of Friday nights under the lights of Berton A. Yates stadium returned. The football team had their first home game against Temple. The stands were filled with friends...

MATERIAL GIRLS. With members of the girls basketball team, junior Gabrianna Mize cheers on the Wildkats in her 80s inspired attire.

Wildkats travel through decades for homecoming parade

by Kelsie Wyland and Sydney Prihoda Sep 18, 2023

Loud music. Kids screaming for candy. Tons of bright colors. It all brings the small community of Willis together to have a good time as the Wildkats travel through the decades for the homecoming parade. The...

ON THE JOB. Enjoying his break time, K9 River lives his best life in the deputies office. River and Deputy Michael Alexander work to make the school safe from narcotics.

K9 ‘has a ball’ keeping school safe

by Gaby DeLaRosa Sep 11, 2023

He walks the halls of the school making it safe for students and staff. His training is intense and expensive. He wears his badge with pride. He comes to work every day as a member of the Montgomery County...

Community fills stands as they welcome Wildkats to new year

Community fills stands as they welcome Wildkats to new year

by Melissa Guerrero Aug 31, 2023

A cacophony of cheers fills Yates Stadium as the band plays. The Wildkat cheerleaders are on the track full of exhilaration as the Sweethearts take the field in unison.  It is time for Meet the Kats,...

HABLA ESPANOL. Helping sophomore Ashton Stanley with his assignment, Spanish teacher Pat Kercheval teaches her 6th period class. Kercheval began her 50th year teaching in August.

Spanish teacher starts 50th year of influencing others

by Sam Favela, VOW staff Aug 29, 2023

The year is 1967. The average cost of a house in America was $14,500. Gas averaged 39 cents a gallon, and Frank Sinatra won five awards at the 9th Annual Grammy awards. A young teacher from the Rio...

LETS GO CRAZY. The cheerkats win the spirit stick at the Annual UCA camp. UCA camp was a great place for them to learn new material and build camaraderie. photo courtesy of Wildkat Cheer

Cheerleaders bananas over camp results

by Ashley Briones Aug 25, 2023

 The high-pitched screams combined with all the bows and hair ties on the floor and the fumes of the hairspray roaming around the air set the scene. All of these elements are the perfect backdrop for...

THE MAN. THE MYTH. THE LEGEND. A celebration of Coach Dana Fossmo is planned for May 26 at 3 P.M.

Legendary coach retires, leaves mark on hearts of Wildkats for decades

by Reid Henderson, VOW Feature Editor May 24, 2023

The scariest part of growing up is all of the new faces one encounters in a lifetime. Moving from school to school, meeting new teachers, classmates and hallways children learn that nothing is forever,...

LOADS OF SUPPORT. Xpress Laundrys Sam Prasla, senior Sonia Harper and WISD Director of Special Programs Debbie Walker kick off the Loads of Love Program at XPress Laundry in Willis.

Loads of Love program aides community, earns senior top Girl Scout award

by Michael Scholwinski, VOW staff May 17, 2023

He wakes up with just enough time to grab some clothes and make the bus. The stack of neatly folded clothes at the end of his bed is gone. He has to dig through the pile on the floor. The shirt and jeans...

Cadets march in a two-by formation along SH 75. They stayed silent and marched in a formation for the first two miles to honor the history.

Cadets remember fallen soldiers with Bataan Death March

by Gaby DeLaRosa May 16, 2023

On May 5th, 2023 WHS AFJROTC Cadets went on the Bataan Death March. The students did two and a half laps around the Girl Scouts property located two miles south of the school. Overall they did 14 miles...

QUEEN OF THE RODEO. With her horse Rambeau, freshman Annabell Smith-Grimm shows off her crown and sash. She was named Ms. Houston Harris County Rodeo Teen for her skills in leadership and horsemanship.

Freshman honored with rodeo title

by Gracie Brumlow, VOW staff Mar 28, 2023

The lights in the stadium are very different from what she’s used to, but Annabell smiles brightly as she is congratulated by everyone around. A mix of glitter and dirt flies around her face as people...

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