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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

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


Edison Geiler, MWHS Wildcat News Editor-in-Chief
November 19, 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

Kaitlyn Willard, Editor-in-Chief
May 12, 2020
Omaha World-Herald is providing free access to articles about COVID-19. Their local coverage continues to provide critical information and stories of hope to the community.

Reporting from the front lines

Morgan Weir, Staff Reporter
April 15, 2020
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