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Great News from DECA

Sarah Lane, Senior Sports Marketing/DECA student finished as State Runner Up in the Sports Marketing Series event this past weekend in Dallas. This places her as an alternate to travel to Atlanta and compete in DECA International Competition should the State Champion in her section be unable to attend.

Juniors Natalie Boehm, Austin Taylor and Shawn Shaw also traveled to Dallas to compete and gained great experiences this weekend that should help them next year when they attempt to reach their goal of advancing to Internationals.
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WHS Sweethearts Compete in the Danceline USA State Championship

The Willis H.S. Sweethearts attended the Danceline USA State Championship at Montgomery H.S. this past Saturday. The Sweethearts swept the competition by winning 1st place and being named State Champions in their team kick, team prop, team pom, officer jazz, officer hip hop, and officer contemporary routines. The team prop routine was the highest scoring routine of the competition. The elite dance company also won 1st place for their large ensemble. All soloists received a Division 1 and Ashlin Batten and Breanna Nelson were named solo finalists with Ashlin taking 3rd place honors. The Sweetheart officers and team were named Grand Champions of their divisions and the team took 1st place honors overall by being the highest scoring team of the entire competition. The Sweethearts next compete in Katy, TX before moving on to Nationals. Congratulations Sweethearts!
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Great News from our Sweethearts

Willis High School Sweetheart Captain, Ashlin Batten, made the most of an incredible opportunity to perform with the All-State Dancers at the Texas Dance Educators Association Convention in January.
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Bad Weather Make Up Days Feb 17th and April 7th

Willis, TX, Jan 31, 2014– Willis ISD will make up the two missed days of instruction due to the recent bad weather on Monday, February 17, 2014 and Monday, April 7, 2014. Both days were originally scheduled to be holidays for students and professional development for staff.

“Our students missed two days of classroom instruction and we feel it is essential to make up those days at times that will most positively impact student learning,” stated WISD Superintendent Tim Harkrider.
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Great News from our Cheerleaders

Seniors, Taylor Lowry and Samantha Maddin were awarded scholarships from the Cheer Booster Club last night at the cheer banquet. Taylor has been a cheerleader for two years. Samantha has been a cheerleader for all four years and captain for two years. Pictured areT anya Maddin (Samantha's mother), Samantha Maddin, Taylor Lowry, Stephanie and Harvey Key (Taylor's mother and step-father).
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Way to Go WildKat Power Lifting Team

We would like to congratulate Skyler Thames and Dante Woods on being the boy's and girl's representatives for Willis High School in the region 4, division 1 regional powerlifting competition. To qualify for the regional meet an athlete has to have a top 10 total in their weight class. Both of these athletes have competed against well over 200 other competitors in a region that spans from us, to Katy, down to Galveston, and back to the Beaumont area.

Skyler will be competing on Thursday at Westbrook High School in Beaumont and Dante will be competing on Saturday at Mayde Creek High School in Katy
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WHS UIL Team takes 3rd Place at Wildkat Invitational

The WHS UIL team won 3rd overall at the Wildkat Invitational held at Willis High School January 18th, 2014. The annual meet drew 14 schools and over 350 students competing in events including writing, speaking and other varied academic contest. The event was staffed with volunteers from all over WISD and raised scholarship money for Willis UIL students.
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Helping Others

WHS Sophomore Cheerleader, Madison McVay, organized a donation drive for Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan's Purse International Relief. She asked her fellow Willis High School cheerleaders and mascots to participate by filling a "shoe box" with gifts for children around the world. Thirty-two boxes were delivered by Madison to Operation Christmas Child representatives. Thank you Madison!
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