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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


WE BLEED PURPLE. During the honor grad announcements the LGI was full of a see of purple to show support of the Wildkats that we have lost this year.

Students need support through journey to honor grad

by Summer Rains, VOW editor May 18, 2022

Support - that is what has carried many of the top 15% through the past four years of high school. Whether it came from parents, a teacher or friends, support was a key element to success.  And after...

HARD TO SAY GOODBYE.  At their last concert together, junior Sophia Cruz and senior Faith Miner memorialize the moment with a picture. The last concert means a lot to the seniors and the friends they are leaving.

Band concert marks end to seniors’ journeys in organization

by Timothy Gunn, VOW staff May 18, 2022

The band held their Spring Concert on Thursday May 12. This concert marked the end of many seniors’ band careers, but the band’s final concert of the year will be their jazz showcase on Thursday May...

STEP ONE. Showing off her Lone Star degree, senior Melody Medina poses after commencement exercises on Thursday. Medina graduated with her associates degree before her high school graduation. .

Two seniors earn college degrees before high school diplomas

by Stephanie Keele, VOW Multimedia editor May 15, 2022

During the week of senior finals and prom preparations, two seniors added another important milestone to their calendar. Before ending their high school careers, they picked up associate degrees from Lone...

AN ADVENTURE BEGINS.  English teacher, Anthony Lane, plans to sail the world with his 15 year-old-son.

English teacher begins around-the-world journey in the Atlantic

by Heather Jackson, VOW photography manager May 13, 2022

A young child sits in his seat as the boat makes its way to their fishing spot in Trinity River. He casts his small rod, bobber barely visible due to limited early-morning light. He carefully watches and...

STEP BY STEP. Listed are a few helpful tips to end the school year on a high note.

Students can end year successful with simple steps

by Heather Jackson, VOW photography manager May 11, 2022

Procrastinated assignments pile up as to-do lists become pages long. Students' tired and bloodshot eyes are glued to the computer screen while they rush to finish their final project. Peers frantically...

ARGHHHH. In the production of Treasure Island, senior Colton Backhus channels his inner pirate as his plays the role Calico Jack.

Treasure Island closes out careers of senior drama students

by Timothy Gunn, VOW staff May 9, 2022

The Theater 3-4 Dramakats presented Treasure Island for a full audience in the black box Wednesday, April 28. The lively show followed a young boy and a group of pirates through some misadventures.The...

PRESS ON. At the Magnolia Silos in Waco, the UIL group takes a picture before exploring the top attraction in town. Pictured are senior Katherine Lee, Summer Rains, Stephanie Keele, Jason Clark, Reed Henderson, Heather Jackson, Danica Sunquist and Michel Schlowinski.

UIL journalism, speech students travel to Baylor for regional competition

by Jason Clark, VOW Sports editor May 6, 2022

Genuine Czech kolaches. High octane wiffleball. 1990s music videos. The road to UIL regionals was full of unexpected fun that helped make the stakes just a little more bearable.  Overall, the journalism...

WHY NOT US? At the last game of the scheduled season, senior Jaxon Burns pitches against the Conroe Tigers. The team won two in a row against the Tigers to secure a spot in the playoffs.

Tough district start does not keep baseball out of playoffs; Wildkats defeat Tigers to secure spot

by Brenan Mansker, VOW Multimedia editor May 4, 2022

Fans crowd shoulder to shoulder vying for a spot to watch the monumental game. Senior night, playing a cross-town rival and a win or go home situation drives the emotions through the roof. The atmosphere...

THANK YOU TEACHERS. May 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week.

May 2 kicks off Teacher Appreciation Week

by Stone Chapman, VOW writer May 2, 2022

Coming to school early in the morning, working for seven hours and then staying after for another two. Teachers work hard everyday and often don't receive the recognition they struggle to earn.  Teachers...

ITS GAME TIME. The powerpuff game is Wednesday, with the freshmen vs. seniors game starting at 5:30.

Powderpuff teams hit gridiron Wednesday at Yates

by Julian Pelayo, VOW staff May 2, 2022

The annual powder puff game is set for Wednesday, May 4.  The first game starts at 5:30. The game is a fundraiser, but since the class of 2022 has been undefeated since their freshman year, the game is...

PARKING LOT PROBLEMS. With new drivers getting parking permits every day, the 830 lot is overflowing.

OPINION: Parking problems can be alleviated by enforcing existing guidelines

by Summer Rains, VOW editor April 28, 2022

As the school year goes on, the parking lots fill up. More and more sophomores get a parking pass each day, and every day there's one less parking spot, but this year is different. The parking situation...

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