Wildcat Tales

Student work wins gold medal

Isabel Saldivar's award winning photo titled

Tyler Luker, Co-Editor and Sports Editor

September 26, 2019

     Out of 340,000 applicants in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards this past summer, there were 1,149 Gold Medal award winners and senior Isabel Saldivar was one of only 155 people that came away with a Gold Medal for her photography.      “After I found out Isabel won, I wasn’t ...

Some fixes to help make Stay Day more fun

Senior Ethan Pappas plays sack toss at last year's Stay Day. (photo taken from Wildcat Tales Archives)

Amelia Bautz, Staff Writer

May 22, 2019

    Duck Week is an ongoing tradition to recognize and bring awareness to the campus’ environment and the life that lives in it.      “Duck Week is a long lasting tradition that we aspire to keep going,” junior Kelsie Cameron, unity chairman said.      There is a variety...

Former theater student stars in hit show ‘NCIS’

PSHS 2014 graduate, Charles Kinder's photo taken on the set of NCIS.

Avery Gregorash, A&E Editor

February 21, 2019

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 broadcast reporting from Singapore for National Public Radio Station.

Ethan Nguyen, Online editor-in-chief

February 21, 2019

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

A heartwarming letter from an elementary schooler can brighten
a high schooler’s day.

Kaydin Robertson, A&E Editor

February 15, 2018

      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

The nominees pose for pictures by the pond.

Regan Munstedt, Opinion Editor

November 10, 2017

     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

Junior Ashlyn Hillyard places third in UIL State Cross Country meet

Logan Badgett, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

    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

Spongebob and Patrick  are a perfect example of photos one would not want an employer to see.

Abrianna Bohn, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017

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

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

    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

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...

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