Wildcat Tales

Officer Parker honored by Plano Police Department

Officer Parker honored by Plano Police Department

Amanda McNatt, Staff Writer

May 19, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

Arthur Parker, a former police officer of 12 years at Plano Senior and currently stationed at Clark High School, was the recipient of the 2015 Officer of the Year Award from the Plano Police Department. Students who attended Clark High School, like junior India Ferguson, are already aware of just wha...

Track and field prepares for state meet

Track and field prepares for state meet

Taryn Evans, Staff Writer

May 4, 2016


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

Several Plano runners advanced in the track and field postseason following their performances in the district, area and regional meets. The results of the district meet, held early this April at Marcus Stadium in Flower Mound, sent 10 individual competitors and one relay team to the area round. J...

Debate team wins IPPF World Championship

Cameron Drummond, Sports Editor and Social Media Editor

April 7, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

The Plano Senior High School Wildcat Debate Team won the 2015-16 International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) Debate World Championship on April 2 at New York University in New York City, defeating East Ridge High School from Minnesota in the final debate. The competition is sponsored by both the Brewer...

Wildcat Robotics advances to FIRST World Championship

Cameron Drummond, Sports and Social Media Editor

March 31, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

The Wildcat Robotics team advanced to the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) World Championship after competing in the Dallas FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Regional at the Irving Convention Center on March 26. The team, a first-year participant, received the Rookie...

St. Andrew United Methodist Church holds eighth annual prom closet

St. Andrew United Methodist Church holds eighth annual prom closet

Mari Brown, Staff Writer

March 2, 2016


Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories

    This year marks the eighth annual hosting of the St. Andrew United Methodist Church’s Prom Closet, which gave over 840 dresses to high school girls across North Texas, will be open Mar. 1-3 and 5.     Devra Helffrich is part of the event’s coordinating committee, which has been compri...

Here are 2016’s Mr. Plano Candidates

Here are 2016’s Mr. Plano Candidates

Mari Brown and Rose Rana

February 10, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, School Events, Student Life, Top Stories

The annual Mr. Plano pageant will take place on Feb. 13. at 7 p.m. in the Doyle Dean Performing Arts Center. Tickets are being sold for $7 in the cafeteria during both lunches through Feb. 12. and will be $10 at the door. Below are the links to Q&As with each candidate, conducted by staffers Mari Brow...

WHAT: Speech team puts on Improv Show

WHAT: Speech team puts on Improv Show

Zane Vakser, Staff Writer and Assistant Editor

February 2, 2016


Filed under News, School Events, Student Life, Top Stories

Since the beginning of the year, the Speech and Debate department has been presenting Wildcat Humor and Talent (WHAT), a free monthly improvised comedy show held during lunches by the speech team. The idea for WHAT was initially conceived when speech team members began to look for opportunities to ...

SKI Plano celebrates 20th anniversary

SKI Plano celebrates 20th anniversary

Mari Brown, Staff Writer

February 2, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

The Support Kids In (SKI) Plano Gala marked its 20th anniversary and took place on Jan. 30 at the Plano Marriott in Legacy Town Center.   The SKI Plano Gala started in 1996 and was created to assist the Plano Independent School District Education Foundation (PISDEF) in fulfilling its mission in he...

Running to Stanford

Running to Stanford

Emily Huang, Staff Writer

September 11, 2015


Filed under News, Sports, Student Life, Top Stories

Senior running back Brandon Stephens has taken the next step in his football career by choosing Stanford University as his next playing stop. Stephens, who made the decision on Sept. 4, took both football and academics into account when selecting the school. “It’s a dream come true to be able to p...

Once a wildcat, always a wildcat: Seniors plan graduation speeches

Once a wildcat, always a wildcat: Seniors plan graduation speeches

Stephanee Smith, Staff Writer

May 26, 2015


Filed under News, Top Stories

Every week brings more anticipation as one of the most significant dates in a student's life approaches. Graduation, which takes place on June 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dallas Convention Center, rings in the ears of seniors, taking over the social stratosphere with talks of parties and extra tickets. For...

Zea one and only: Teacher nominated for Teacher of the Year

Zea one and only: Teacher nominated for Teacher of the Year

Stephanee Smith, Staff Writer

May 14, 2015


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Each year there comes a day when teachers are recognized for their dedication to both their students and their job. This past year in October, special needs teacher and former softball coach Cynthia Zea was selected as a nominee for Teacher of the Year. On May 14, the winner will be announced. "I...

Putting the pieces together: School participates in Autism Awareness Month

Mari Brown, Staff Writer

April 27, 2015


Filed under News, Top Stories

April may be known for its showers that bring May flowers, but the month also has a deeper meaning. April is Autism Awareness Month, featuring April 2 as National Autism Awareness Day. Keesha Williams, the chair of the Special Education Department, has been working with kids who have special needs...

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