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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

Some seniors are jumping at the opportunity to get a head before going to college by enrolling in general education classes at Metro Community College. Senior Golden Kelly is enrolled in psychology and has been able to apply what shes learned to some of her high school classes. “I started taking classes at Metro because I really wanted to get some of my general credits that I would take as a freshman in college out of the way,” said Kelly. “Taking classes at Metro is just so much cheaper so I saw it as an opportunity to get ahead and save money at the same time.”

Kickstarting their futures

Kaden Roth, Staff Reporter
May 6, 2021
Senior Jackson Lagemann goes to the gym every day to lift and workout. He has been going to the gym since middle school, where he lost 40 pounds and gained it all back in muscle. “My main focus in fitness has been bodybuilding,” Lagemann said. “A lot of what I post can be translated into strength training, conditioning or weight loss.”

As he sees fit

Jenna Reynolds, Features Editor
September 29, 2020
Posters were painted and hung on each players front door. The team wanted to surprise the seniors with an assortment of items and snacks as well. “We painted the football stripe and design on the brown paper bags”, senior Phoebe Rackliffe said. It’s always a fun time with the team when we make different things like this.

A senior surprise

Paige Fortney, Staff Reporter
September 18, 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
Seniors Seth Claybourne, Reagan Koza and Alexa Koza met with Athletic Director Lance Smith on Zoom Wednesday morning to discuss their plans for the future and the cancellation of the spring sports season.

Virtual Signing Day

Tenley Wright, Chief Photographer
April 29, 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

Kaitlyn Willard, Editor-in-Chief
April 3, 2020
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
Senior Ethan Valencia celebrates a win at State Wrestling. Not only did the victory send him into the finals, it was also his 100th win.

State Wrestling 2.21.2020

Tenley Wright, Chief Photographer
February 27, 2020
Pictured above is Madelynn Singh and her family bonding together.

The world in your hands

Natalie Eljamal, Online Editor
December 12, 2019
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