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The Student News Site of Millard West High School

The Catalyst

The Student News Site of Millard West High School

The Catalyst

The Student News Site of Millard West High School

The Catalyst

Quinn Burton received the title of 2024 Nebraska Journalist of the Year on March 4, 2024, leaving behind a legacy for years to come.

A star in the making

Carley Bailey, Arts and Entertainment Editor
April 2, 2024

LB1071 PSA

Logan Moseley, MWHS Wildcat News Editor-in-Chief
March 27, 2024
Advanced Journalism, Broadcast Journalism and Yearbook students pose outside the UNL Union after receiving four Cornhuskers (Catalyst print, Catalyst online, MWHS Wildcat News broadcast and Prowler yearbook). This is the highest award given for scholastic journalism in Nebraska. The Prowler yearbook was also inducted into the Cornhusker Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame news

Caden Reynolds, Staff Reporter
November 9, 2023
Students in journalism work weekly to make their stories enjoyable and informative for everyone. Journalism is something that is very important to me, as well as my peers,” senior Quinn Burton said. “I’ve actively been a part of Advanced Journalism and Yearbook everyday for the past two years and it’s been such a rewarding experience getting to use my voice in addition to sharing others voices through my stories. Throughout the years, I’ve consistently seen the amount of effort that my classmates put into their work, and it’s something that unfortunately goes unnoticed. Sometimes tackling a broadcast and news paper article each week can be a grueling task, but for most students in the Journalism program, it’s a weekly routine.”

The voices within the building

Leah Pickhinke, Staff Reporter
October 3, 2023

Senior Sign-Off 2022

Sam Whittaker, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2022
Millard West journalism staff poses for a photo with their medals at NSAA State Journalism. The staff took third place overall.  “It was good to have awards in person,” adviser Mark Hilburn said. “I think the students deserve to be recognized in person for their work and not in a video a few days later.”

Wildcats take State Journalism

Morgan Weir, Editor-in-Chief
May 3, 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
Millard West’s newspaper, the Catalyst, was submitted at the end of the 2020-2021 school year for Pacemakers. The Catalyst, along with the MWHS Wildcat News, won a Pacemaker under the hard work and leadership of editors. “In my two years, I moved from staff reporter to editor in chief,” former Millard West Catalyst editor-in-chief Emma Baker said. “I had zero design experience at the beginning of that second year and had to learn as I went. Being in that leadership position, I learned how important it is to be adaptive and communicative.”

Setting the pace

Morgan Weir, Editor-in-Chief
December 10, 2021
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