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The Voice of the Wildkats

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The Voice of the Wildkats

Fine Arts

BEST OF SHOW. The art by Ashlynn White featuring her grandfather was named Best of Show.

Students place in rodeo art show

by Emma Lowe, VOW staff Jan 27, 2023

Cowboy boots. Cowboy hats. Wholesome artwork. Hours of a person's life dedicated to one piece of artwork. The scent of barn all around. Students in art class had the opportunity to be a part of the Houston...

SWEETHEARTS DANCE. The drill team is hosting a fund raising event on Feb. 10 for dads and their daughters.

Sweethearts host daddy-daughter dance

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Jan 27, 2023

Darling daughters and dashing dads are welcome to join the Sweethearts on Friday, Feb. 10 for the first annual Sweetheart Ball.  In the spirit of fostering better relationships, the drill team has...

BIG FISH. The musical has three performances this weekend. Scan the QR code on the poster for more info.

Students bring magical Big Fish to life

by Gracie Brumlow, VOW staff Jan 25, 2023

Everyone backstage lets out a long breath as the warm lights rise on the stage and the curtains slowly open. This. This is the moment they’ve been preparing for since the fall. All of their long evenings...

ONE ACT PLAY SET. The drama department has began preparing Chemical Imbalance, a retelling of the classic Jekyll and Hyde story.

One Act Play Chemical Imbalance gives new look at Jekyll and Hyde struggle

by Addison Williams, contributor to VOW Dec 13, 2022

A snowy December night in Victorian London, and a murderer on the loose with a dysfunctional household. However, the killer is a lot closer than they think…  UIL season has begun, and that does not...

Deck the halls with holiday hymns

Deck the halls with holiday hymns

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Dec 12, 2022

Tis the season for Wildkat choir to wish Willis a merry Christmas with their annual winter concert on Dec. 13. Students have been hard at work preparing an array of holiday songs to get Willis in the holiday...

WITCHY WOMAN. Playing the role of the witch, senior Jayci Shaw looks in the Witchs handbook for a spell to cast.

Advanced drama students pack week full of performances

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Dec 8, 2022

The Wildkat theater program fell down quite the rabbit hole last week hosting multiple class plays. On Nov. 28 and 30, separate class periods performed Alice Meets Dorothy and Dearly Departed and put...

WECLOME. Introducing the choir to the audience, choir director Laurelyn Korfage smiles at the Veterans Day concert. This is the first year for her to be head choir director.

Sing for your choir, stand for your flag

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Nov 15, 2022

Purple hearts represent more than just Wildkat pride. On Thurs. Nov. 10, the high school and junior high choirs came together to pay homage to current and former members of the armed forces and all...

LIVE BIG. This cast of Big Fish are now rehearsing for the musical. Performances will be in January.

Big Fish makes big start as cast begins rehearsal for musical

by Gracie Brumlow, VOW staff Nov 14, 2022

“Son, you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. You teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. You teach a man the Alabama stomp, you feed his soul!”  Big Fish the musical has officially...

MAKING BEAUTIFUL MUSIC. The band performs Into the Blue, their marching program for the judges at area competition.

Marching band closes out memorable season at area competition

by Brody McNew, VOW staff Nov 8, 2022

Trumpets rise, drums beat in the distance, all of the hard work from the countless hours of practicing in the scorching heat finally pays off as the competition finally arrives. Anticipation is in...

INTO THE BLUE. Part of the front ensemble, sophomore Noah Johnston plays his part during the 1st place performance.

Band marches to first place

by Brody McNew, VOW staff Oct 4, 2022

Countless hours under the hot summer sun, afternoons spent perfecting their performance, until it finally paid off. The Wildkat Marching Band performed their show, Into The Blue and won first place...

TALENTED LEADERSHIP.  Drum major Tony Silvero plays for a crowd at Berton A Yates Stadium. Band offers opportunities for art with marching performances and concert performances.

Arts add beauty, happiness to education

by Gracie Brumlow, VOW staff Sep 22, 2022

Students who take a fine arts class are five times less likely to drop out and twice as likely to go to college. Eighty one percent of people say that arts bring them joy and happiness in their lives,...

TMEA SUCCESS. Ten members of the Wildkat Choir began the grueling process of tryouts on Saturday. Nine of them advanced to the next round of the tryouts.

TMEA audition huge success for choir

by James Pate, VOW staff Sep 14, 2022

Last Saturday ten Wildkats made the journey to Caney Creek High School to brave the vicious hardships of the TMEA audition process. This audition is an extremely nerve-racking ordeal that would leave the...

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