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The Voice of the Wildkats

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The Voice of the Wildkats


ALL THE FEELS. During lunch senior Kayman Hatthorn is surprised by his Michael Mays. Mays returned from the Air Force and came to the school to surprise Hatthorn before  doing anything else.

Senior surprised by brother in emotional reunion

by Stephanie Keele, VOW Multimedia editor January 20, 2022

 The videos go viral for a reason. Tears of joy fall down his face as he hugs the man in a camouflage uniform. Students and administration fill the cafeteria with cheers. Likes and retweets cover social...

HELPING HANDS. As part of #WHSCARES Teresa Menges hands flowers to a patient at  Willis Nursing and Rehab.

Teachers take on challenge of service, gratitude

by Heather Jackson, VOW photography manager January 20, 2022

Groups of teachers scatter across Willis with a small sum of cash in their pockets. They search for those in need and find small ways to lighten the load of struggling community members through flowers,...

STRONG. As the world remembers Betty White, she must be remembers for all she did beyond comedy.

Remembering Betty White

by Emma Lowe, VOW staff January 18, 2022

Not only was she a celebrity, she was an influencer before that was even a thing. She was someone that set an example for young and old alike, unknowingly changing the views on life to those around her.  Betty...

ONE TEAM, ONE PURPOSE. Jason Glenn stands with Superintendent Dr. Tim Harkrider and Assistant Superintendent of Innovation, Teaching & Learning, Dr. Brian Greeney at the board meeting on Wednesday. Glenn was named the Executive Director of Athletics and Fine Arts at the meeting.

Glenn ready to ‘do it for the dub’ as he joins WISD administration

by Stephanie Keele, VOW Multimedia editor January 14, 2022

From his days playing youth football in the Humble Area Football League to his days on the professional gridiron playing for the Jets, Dolphins and Vikings, Jason Glenn has known the power of teamwork. Glenn...

ALL FOR YOU. At the NHS breakfast for the staff, junior Reid Henderson encourages Coach Tim Knicky to grab breakfast before inservice on Jan. 4.

NHS treats teachers with back-to-semester breakfast

by Brenan Mansker, VOW Multimedia editor January 13, 2022

Before the sun rises, alarm clocks ring. A group of juniors and seniors move around their houses preparing for the day ahead. It is the very last day of winter break, yet the students are leaving before...

REACHING. At the game before Christmas where the softball and baseball teams played a co-ed scrimmage, sophomore Kynlei Chapman stretches to catch a ball in the outfield.

Softball tryouts set for this week

by Hannah Hartman, VOW Features editor January 12, 2022

Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard. The softball program has worked hard every season, pushed past obstacles and played together every year to make a great season. After a successful...

BASED ON TRULY POSSIBLE EVENTS. The Netflix comedy Dont Look Up stars some of the biggest stars of today.

‘Don’t Look Up’ must watch satire on Netflix

by Timothy Gunn, VOW staff January 12, 2022

Within the past month, Netflix has rolled out and removed several original movies and tv shows, but one that stands out among the rest is “Don’t Look Up.” With a star-studded cast featuring names...

SWIMMING HARD. At the senior night meet, senior Zach Clark broke a school record.

Senior swimmers honored at Montgomery meet

by Summer Rains , VOW editor January 6, 2022

“Swimmers ready.”  “Take your mark.” The whistle blows and crowd members hear the loud sound of splashing water as almost a dozen bodies dive into the pool. The cool water encapsules their...

REDEFINING NORMAL. During the Defying Gravity number of Cabaret, the 2021 musical, junior Blake Connerly performs with members of the musical cast. Connerly was featured on a local news channel in hopes a doctor will assist him with a

Junior appears on local news in hopes of life-saving surgery

by Katherine Lee, VOW editor December 16, 2021

When students think of junior Blake Connerly, they think of his kind heart and infectious laugh. They think of his love for collecting hotel room keys, and how he can talk about anything and everything...

BATTLING TO VICTORY. It has been a good start for freshman Tristan Rios. He has placed 2nd at the Cy Ridge Tournament and 2nd at the Maverick Stampede.

Wrestling team starts season with success on mat

by Janice Talley, VOW Around Campus editor December 16, 2021

One. Two. Three. It is a pin. The wrestling team started their season only a couple of weeks ago, and the wins are piling up. They are almost half way through their season, and are wrestling plenty...

First annual Wildkat Christmas game brings holiday spirit to Shelly Field

First annual Wildkat Christmas game brings holiday spirit to Shelly Field

by Lainey Niederhofer, contributor to VOW December 16, 2021

Bad Santa and The Black Team. It is not the normal Christmas duo.  But on Wednesday, the members of the softball and baseball teams came together as team Bad Santa and The Black Team for the first...

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