Wildcat Tales

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...

Soccer Player Committed to McNeese State

Zack Bridwell, Staff Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under College of the Week, Plano Student Profiles, Profile, Sports

While many people play sports in high school, not many get the choice of being able to play in college and after, that is something senior forward Mariah Ruelas can say she is proud of achieving. Ruelas is a young soccer star who has been playing since she was four years old. She has a passion for the...

Clark Teacher Kayla Olivias wins technology award

Clark Teacher Kayla Olivias wins technology award

Libby Cooper, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016


Filed under News, Profile, Student Life, Top Stories

Kayla Olivas received a Tech Titans award this past August at the Intercontinental Hotel in Addison, Texas. Olivas was nominated for the award in April 2016 by Tracy Franco, the assistant principal of Clark high school. Among some 50 finalists, Olivas was one of 12 winners. The Tech...

Game Honors Military

Game Honors Military

Sabrina LeBoeuf, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2016


Filed under Sports, Student Life

For the past five years, the school has honored locals and alumni who have served in the armed forces with the annual Maroon Out for the Military football game. “These are people in our own backyards,” Subschool Principal Bryan Spiritus said. “We have to focus on the people right here.” ...

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