Wildcat Tales

Former theater student stars in hit show ‘NCIS’

Former theater student stars in hit show ‘NCIS’

Avery Gregorash, A&E Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under Profile, Top Stories

Pursuing a career as an actor is a gamble, but with a lot of hard work some make it through and Charles Kinder, a 2014 PSHS grad, is one of those few. Kinder actively pursued theater and speech while in high school, participating in many of the plays, and often traveling with the speech team for competitions....

Elise Hu going live

Elise Hu going live

Ethan Nguyen, Online editor-in-chief

February 21, 2019


Filed under Profile, Top Stories

With the current political and social climate and the need for ethical reporters, a former alumni chose to step up and take on the role as a reporter for major news outlet, National Public Radio, NPR Elise Hu, a graduate of the class of 2000, moved on to graduate from the highly esteemed program at the...

Pen Pals exchange letters elementary kids

Pen Pals exchange letters elementary kids

Kaydin Robertson, A&E Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

      Kaylee Willman, a senior, and the president of the Pen Pal Program, has significantly grown her club in hopes of reviving the skill of letter writing, providing opportunities for mentorship and improvements in writing abilities.       “I decided on a pen pal club because elementary s...

Homecoming court nominees 2017

Homecoming court nominees 2017

Regan Munstedt, Opinion Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under News, Plano Student Profiles, Profile

     The homecoming court of the 2017-2018 school year was made up of 11 students selected by their peers to represent them.   Austin Chambers- Homecoming King     “I was really surprised at first because I wasn’t expecting people to vote for me.”     Chambers is ...

Ashlyn Hillyard places third in State Cross Country meet

Ashlyn Hillyard places third in State Cross Country meet

Logan Badgett, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Plano Student Profiles, Profile, School Events

    Junior Ashlyn Hillyard blew away the competition at the UIL 6A State Cross Country meet in Round Rock, coming in at third place with a time of 17 minutes and 25 seconds.     Under the leadership of her coach Amy Dehdari, Hillyard puts in tremendous effort both inside and outside of school...

Inappropriate posts can turn off employers

Inappropriate posts can turn off employers

Abrianna Bohn, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under Feature, Student Life

Posting on social media can hurt a potential employee’s chances of getting a job when employers or administrators browse their social media. Almost 2.5 billion people around the globe own social media accounts, including millions of people applying for college or job opportunities. This especially g...

Who’s Who Class of 2017

Julie Reynolds, Online Editor

January 13, 2017


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

The 29 Who’s Who nominees this year are definitely superb students who are most likely to be successful in life. Let us congratulate the following students: Blake Adams Navaz Alpaiwalla Charles Brockman Alexander Chen Pranjal Chokshi Ashwin Devaraj Alya Q. Dossal Prakruti Govindacharyula Kaitlin...

Blair Baumann leads peers all across campus

Blair Baumann leads peers all across campus

Grace Tsichlis, Staff Writer

December 20, 2016


Filed under Profile, Student Life

    Senior Blair Baumann is a leader at Plano who strives to do well in everything she does in order to leave a positive mark on campus.     “I am one of the vice presidents for Spanish Club, and I am the president of orchestra. These activities have given me a community to belong to,...

Keuntae Jackson chooses life of basketball

Keuntae Jackson chooses life of basketball

Zack Bridwell, Staff Writer

December 16, 2016


Filed under Plano Student Profiles, Profile

Senior point guard Keuntae Jackson has been playing basketball ever since he picked up the ball and discovered that he couldn't let go. “I have been playing since I was three years old,” Jackson said. “I played because my mom wanted me to stay active, and then I just started to fall in love with...

Wildcats proactive about destress

Shida Khorrami, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Feature, Miscellaneous, Student Life

Stress has the capability to consume student’s lives daily, because of this, students are finding ways to de-stress from their school day. “I love being involved with theatre. Theatre is a great distraction and a great source of my happiness,” junior Hana Lone said. Specifically, she takes on...

Standardized testing inadequate

Standardized testing inadequate

Ted Wu, Staff Writer/Sports Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under College of the Week, News, Opinion

Standardized testing is a poor indicator of academic readiness, drawing attention away from students’ good grades and extracurricular activities. As many seniors get ready for the next four years of their lives by applying for college, a huge emphasis is placed on their standardized testing...

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