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The Catalyst

The Student News Site of Millard West High School

The Catalyst

The Student News Site of Millard West High School

The Catalyst

Senior Drew Borner celebrates his first inning run. The Cats erupted for an eight run first on their way to the state title. “I’ve never felt anything like it,” Borner said. “ It’s surreal and I still haven’t fully grasped it yet. This team battled adversity from the end of last year all the way to this final game. I love my boys.”

Millard Best

Evan Vaslow, MWHS Wildcat News co-Editor-in-Chief
May 24, 2022
Senior Sadie Millard celebrates after becoming the state champion of the 400 meter dash. Millard finished with a time of 56.80 seconds, and added to a strong showing from the girls team all around. “I couldnt be more proud of my teammates,” Millard said. “Each one of them came out and gave their all in each of their races. We have gotten super close this season and I will always be super proud no matter how they run or what place they get.”

State season

Joseph Ebmeier, Staff Reporter
May 23, 2022
Juniors like Alexander Kuhn and Mikayla Gdanov are choosing to graduate early to pursue their academic careers. Kuhn and Gdanov both have a desire to help others and plan on doing so after graduating from high school. “I chose to graduate early because I wanted to get a jump start on college and my career pathway,” Gdanov said. “I also knew I could with my AP and honors classes that I have taken.”

Jump starting service

Kaden Roth, Catalyst Online Editor-in-Chief
May 17, 2022
Sophomore students sit in their first block chemistry class with an hour left of learning; however, this will look different their senior year as their class will only run for 45 minutes. “It’s definitely something that will take getting used to,” sophomore Lexie Hatch said. “However, I know that it will help in the long run because the schedule’s purpose is to fix the problems we have right now.”

A new change for the Wildcats

Quinn Burton, Staff Reporter
May 13, 2022
Students participate in Mock Job Interviews in the library to complete their oral communications class. The interviews are led by volunteers from the community who shape the interview to mimic that of a real interview.“Speech interviews are a remarkable tool for students to get experience in interviewing for employment, scholarships, internships, etc,” volunteer Susan Hancock said. “It also helps students to complete applications and resumes, another life skill.”

A taste of the real world

Kaden Roth, Catalyst Online Editor-in-Chief
April 29, 2022
Singing in South Dakota

Singing in South Dakota

Riley Kramolisch, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2022
During her Yearbook class, senior Kaitlin Reynolds was surprised by her advisor with the title of 2022 Nebraska Student Journalist of the Year. After spending three years working toward this moment, Reynolds reflects on her past and looks toward her bright future. “I am hoping that being the Nebraska Student Journalist of the Year will help me to get involved right away in college,” Reynolds said. “I think that 	by having it on my resume it will open doors for me to join publications in the future.”

A JOYous occasion

Quinn Burton, Staff Reporter
March 18, 2022
On the set of the Hulu Original series, “Endlings” freshman Cale Ferrin plays the role of Finn alongside his co-actress Michela Luci. Ferrin spent 10 months in Guelph, Ontario filming the show that premiered in January of 2020. “I have a good understanding of how sets and crews work and how much goes into the production of a show,” Ferrin said. “It’s fascinating to me and I hope to eventually learn to write and produce my own work.”

Casting Cale

Kaitlin Reynolds, News Director
March 15, 2022
Education academy students work in class to prepare for the end of the semester. First and second-year students in the academy work in the ACP classroom to develop their lesson plan design and execution. “Both the first and second years do this internship but it looks different for each. Every week on Tuesday for nine weeks, you visit the ACP classroom during the academy. When you’re a first-year, you get paired with one buddy. You eventually write and perform a lesson plan working on something they may need help in. As a second-year, you alternate between the three ACP classes. You work with all the students instead of just one.”

Learning through experience

Kaden Roth, Online Editor-in-Chief
March 15, 2022
Comedy out of this world

Comedy out of this world

Riley Kramolisch, Staff Reporter
March 8, 2022
Millard West students and staff take on the Special Olympics POlar PLunge at Lake Zorinsky.

Freezing for a cause

Brooke Sliva, Social Media Manager
March 3, 2022
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