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Kaitlyn Willard

Kaitlyn Willard, Catalyst Editor-in-Chief

Katie is a senior and this his her third year on the CATalyst staff. For the past two years, Katie has served as Features Editor. She enjoys writing and making broadcasts, but more importantly, she loves having the opportunity to meet new, interesting people at Millard West. Her favorite stories to write are News and Opinion. Besides Journalism, Katie is involved in Key Club, National Honors Society, Cross Country and Track.

All content by Kaitlyn Willard

Senior Sign-Off

May 12, 2020
The staff and I show off our newly-printed Volume III Issue II edition of the CATalyst Newspaper. Although stressful, designing the newspaper was always so rewarding when the final product was put together and printed.

A final farewell

May 12, 2020
Last year I qualified for State after a very successful year of Journalism. My senior year I couldnt wait to continue to better myself and make it to State again. Unfortunately, I am no longer able to go to the physical competition.

One last time

April 3, 2020
Students are able to access Safe2Help through their phone or computer. In the short time since the website and app aired, it has already been utilized by those in the Douglas County community.

A safer school

February 28, 2020
Leading up to the month of February, Justice and Diversity League prepared their annual exhibit for African American History Month. Outside of the library, the club set up posters with facts about prominent and more concealed African American figures who have played a role in American history.

Recognizing all history

February 12, 2020
Student journalists traveled to Washington DC for the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention. While in DC, students had the opportunity to go sightseeing. They are pictured in front of the Capitol.

Taking on the Capital

December 20, 2019
Students are setting up water for the Veterans Day Performance. They volunteered their time to give back.

Serving the Veterans

November 18, 2019
Although many people are conscious about recycling and reducing plastic waste, it is not as known that clothing is a leading contributor to pollution and climate change.

Fateful fabrics

November 8, 2019

Crest Competitions

October 3, 2019

MWHS Wildcat News 09.27.19

September 26, 2019

MWHS Wildcat News 09.20.19

September 19, 2019

MWHS Wildcat News 09.13.19

September 12, 2019

Hall of Fame Induction

September 5, 2019
Students hold signs on the Dodge Street Bridge advocating for climate change awareness. They made signs and listened to speakers to prepare for this rally. I wanted to get involved because it is very important to make sure you know your impact on the environment, senior Amelie Cole said. As the human population grows, the impact is getting worse.

For A greener good

September 5, 2019

Ripsticking Club

April 24, 2019
Vaccination nation

Vaccination nation

April 18, 2019
DECA students take their annual staircase photo during State DECA

DECA takes on State

April 5, 2019
Women Making History

Women Making History

March 15, 2019
Thank You for the Music

Thank You for the Music

February 26, 2019
Ice Shelf Comparison

Ice Shelf Comparison

February 2, 2019
The Science Behind ASMR

The Science Behind ASMR

January 31, 2019

Drama 2 Showcase

December 19, 2018
Helping Bands

Helping Bands

December 7, 2018
The Evils of E-Commerce

The Evils of E-Commerce

November 19, 2018

“Set Me Free”

November 16, 2018

Veteran’s Day

November 8, 2018

It’s Time to Talk

September 28, 2018
Head custodian, Rafael Diaz cleaning up after lunch

Sterilizing for the Summer

September 12, 2018

Hungry for Hunger Block

September 10, 2018
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