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Stories from Willis High School
From ‘B-list’ celebrity to A-list teacher
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Katherine Lee | October 19, 2020

As the house lights dim and the hum of a mic fills the room, the performer looks out into the crowd, takes a deep breath and knows that this is where he belongs. 

For choir director, Ken Labonski,…

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Like mother, like daughter
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Charnell Haywood | October 2, 2020

It is unusual to have a mom and daughter duo on campus. This year, there are two sets of moms and daughters teaching. Even more unusual, three of them have the last name of King and the daughters…

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New club focuses on saving lives, giving hope
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Summer Rains | September 16, 2020

Breaking the silence, spreading awareness and volunteering in the community. This silent epidemic is creeping it’s way up in society and is showing no mercy. Mental illnesses affect one in five teenagers…

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High school & homeless: one teen shares her story with poverty, anxiety and finding herself
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Charnell Haywood | April 13, 2020

There are over 2000 students that attend this school.

Each one lives an exceptionally different life, some taking on more challenges than others. One may worry about what shirt they are to wear that…

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Surviving toxic relationships
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Caleigh Nabors | April 9, 2020

It started with him wanting me to move away from my family and lose touch with friends. 

She told me to drop my girl best friend of 10 years. 

He said he didn’t mean for me to bruise. 

I…

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Students react to illness of former teacher
Coronavirus

Caleigh Nabors | April 8, 2020

Earlier this year the coronavirus was only a topic of interest in China. It then moved into Europe. It didn’t seem real until the first case popped up in America. It started creeping around the nation,…

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Local seamstresses react to crisis by making masks
Coronavirus

Summer Rains | April 7, 2020

For the weeks since the coronavirus crisis has plagued the United States, the nation has been told the simplest thing a person can do to help is to just stay home.

Some people insist on doing more….

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Montgomery County Fair closes due to coronavirus pandemic
Coronavirus

Carlie Rutledge | March 16, 2020

 

Showing pigs, baking cakes, displaying photography, perfecting handicrafts and riding carnival rides. These are just a few of the things children and adults look forward to every spring when…

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Houston Rodeo closure due to COVID-19 has major effect on local livestock projects
Coronavirus

Summer Rains | March 13, 2020

As the truck joined the line of trailers waiting to drop off the heifers, seniors Hayden Feist and Brandon Oestrich had no idea what the next few hours would bring.

The journey that started last year…

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COVID-19 concerns prompt school closing
Coronavirus

Summer Rains | March 13, 2020

Amid concerns of the coronavirus, Willis ISD announced Thursday that school will not return from spring break until March 23rd.

According to a press release from the district they will send out…

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Students show support for coach during fight against cancer
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Kelsey Soape | January 29, 2020

Wildkats stand together.

It is more than just words. Being part of the Wildkat family means sharing celebrations, sharing memories and especially sharing the tough times.

Coach Les Peacock is in…

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Three seconds can save lives
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Carlie Rutledge | December 13, 2019

The girls were on their way to a Halloween party. They were only one mile away from her Spring, Texas home when 16-year-old Kailee Mills unbuckled her seat belt to slide in the backseat to take a quick…

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Vaping epidemic leads to illnesses, deaths
Vaping

Summer Rains | November 11, 2019

Watermelon, Strawberry, Blue Raspberry Pop and Tobacco Dream.  Most students are just now coming to the realization that, “hitting it” is killing them. The death toll has risen to 39 people and hundreds…

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Media students travel to San Antonio
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Zulema Lopez | November 7, 2019

Cramming all the luggage and snacks into the car. Leaving before sunrise. Drinking coffee trying to stay awake. Stopping at Buc-ees every single time. They are all ingredients of a perfect road trip….

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Cadets to honor veterans
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Kelsey Soape | November 5, 2019

Cadets and community citizens fill the center arena on a chilly December Saturday for the opening ceremony of Wreaths Across America. Stares of admiration are on all honorary guests and veterans as cheering…

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1984, cast members win accolades at summer theater fest
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Katherine Lee | September 23, 2019

After months and months of practice and miles and miles of travel, the lights dim in the auditorium, curtains open and the spotlight illuminates the stage. The members of the cast takes deep breaths, preparing…

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