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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

Smiling with excitement, senior Haili Foster celebrates with her teammates after winning their second first place trophy at Nationals. Foster has been on MWVC for four years now and this will be the first time in history that they will be leaving with not only one but two white jackets. ”This truly was a dream come true,“ Foster said. “All season long we have been working day in and day out for this moment. Hearing our name called out for first place in Game Day and Tumbling was such an exciting and joy-filled moment.”

Bringing home the gold times two

Delaney Lueck, Features Editor
March 8, 2024
Millard West varsity competition cheer won their 12th national championship in Orlando, Florida, to receive white jackets.

A cheerful win

Maleah Arellano, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2023
Cameron Daniels and the rest of the High Flyers became National Champions after winning the 18 USA Volleyball Junior National Championship. Daniels is number 3 here.

Champion High Flyer

Ariana Griffin, Catalyst Online Editor-in-Chief
September 8, 2022

Competing aCROSS the COUNTRY

Christian Naujokaitis, Staff Reporter
December 9, 2021
The varsity Competition cheer team poses in front of a banner they created to resemble the Disney feel that they typically would get at an in-person competition.

Stuntin’ on the competition

Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla, Editor-in-Chief Catalyst Online
March 25, 2021
Forensics sponsor Jennifer Jerome and senior Aaryan Naik celebrate after qualifying for the NSDA nationals. “Aaryan didn’t join the team until February of his Freshman year,” Jerome said. “He was a strong competitor from the get go. It’s like he had found his calling. He experimented with multiple events before finding his strength in Informative speaking.”

Qualifying for success

Olivia Oeth, News Director
March 12, 2020
Controlling and stacking up blocks with their robot, juniors Mike Nigrila, Mark Schaffer and senior Luke Hartman participate at VEX State Robotics Championship at Omaha North High School. Their competition was an overall success for Millard Wests robotic teams. “Friday night was stressful, not knowing how the skills competition would pan out for us,” junior Mark Schaffer said, “We had no idea how many points we would make out with, and were a bit anxious.”

Stacking up for Nationals

Jordan Bakar, Staff Reporter
March 5, 2020

Jam the gym

Emma Baker and Morgan Weir
February 6, 2020
In this picture the Millard West Dance Team is performing their hip hop routine on the nationals stage. They have been working on this routine for a long time and have been trying to perfect it for a long time. “Dance is an outlet to the outside world.” senior Molly Koca said. “You get to be with your friends and tell a story through movements.”

A leap to the top

Peyton Busteed, Staff Reporter
February 6, 2020
The Millard West Varsity Cheer team poses with their division winner banner along with their first place trophy.

Get wild for the Cats

Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla, Online Editor
November 26, 2019
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