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Seniors Dana Summers, Olivia Petersen, Carli Houfek, Jaya VanAckeren and Megan Forst pose together on the turf field with their college shirts representing where they will attend.

Rising to the occasion

Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla , Editor-in-Chief Catalyst Online
May 21, 2021
Students sign the Resolution of Respect poster as a way to affirm their belief in the ideas promoted by the ADL and No Place for Hate campaign. The No Place for Hate is a student driven campaign that highlights the importance of making sure schools have an equitable and collaborative climate.

A pledge for respect

Kaden Roth, Staff Reporter
May 19, 2021
The philharmonic and symphonic orchestras gather together to perform one last time for the season.“The second we started playing, I immediately started thinking about everyone who I’ve played next to and every memory that made [orchestra] that much better,” senior Josephine Geiger-Lee said. “It was bittersweet because the orchestra has changed so much, but also, I’m so proud of everything everyone has accomplished.”

Plucking at the heartstrings

Anna Blumenthal, Entertainment Editor
May 14, 2021
Junior Nathan Bigler pleads with his scene partner senior Dakota Horrocks in the spring musical The Addams Family. The preparation up until this show required a lot of effort from the cast.

Hitting the stage at last

Edison Geiler, MWHS Wildcat News Editor-in-Chief
May 10, 2021
Seniors Andrew Kenny and Drew Hinton — both members of the 32 and Above Club — hold a plaque for being National Merit Finalists. Some take the ACT once, others retry to achieve their desired score or get a feel for the kind of pressure they may be under. “I took it once in October before we had to take it together as a class,” Kenny said. “I wanted to know what it was like before we had to take it.”

Above and beyond

Emma Baker, Editor-in Chief
May 7, 2021
Junior Michael Boehm tosses his trash bag into the dumpsters after spending time cleaning up the campus. “I think it is immensely important to celebrate Earth month at West because it gives us time to focus on the planet for at least a month out of the year,” Boehm said. “If we are able to keep the momentum from Earth Month going forward, it can launch into a whole year of celebrating our planet by keeping it clean and habitable. It becomes a domino effect of one upstanding student inspiring another student to save our planet.”

One piece at a time

Annabelle Harshbarger, Staff Reporter
May 5, 2021
Alumni Laura Ferguson Foral receives her plaque for being induced into The Hall of Fame.

Honoring the past

Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla , Editor-in-Chief Catalyst Online
May 5, 2021
The Class of 2021 gathered in the gym to celebrate their prom.

A night to remember

Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla , Online Editor-in-Chief
May 3, 2021
This displays a blank bracket that students filled out with the different categories representing the groups of animals displayed in the tournament.

Mammal Madness in the animal kingdom

Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla , Editor-in-Chief Catalyst Online
April 5, 2021
Eliza Donley’s Creative Design class presented original product prototypes to a panel of judges. The competition was largely based on the popular TV show, “Shark Tank.” “I really wanted to promote my department and give the class some spark, so other students would want to take it,” Donley said. “In the past, students would just present to the teacher. I thought it would be more fun to have it be like the TV show and get some other people in the school involved.”

Competing in dangerous waters

Kaden Roth, Staff Reporter
April 2, 2021
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