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On November 5, Senior Evan Meyersick signed his letter of intent, officially committing to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a walk-on to play football. Meyersick joined the football team during the end of his sophomore year and  has since been putting in countless hours of work to develop his skills as a wide receiver. During his time as a member of the Wildcat football team, Meyersick has racked up a total of 13 catches, 244 yards and one touchdown.

Walking on to the future

Tenley Wright, Chief Photographer
December 2, 2020
The Class of 2021 came together to do the mask tie dye event in the Commons. Students went to various tables to create their colorful masks. “I thought the turnout was a perfect amount,” senior Lily Dame said. “Even though we did not have a lot of seniors, it was nice

An event tie dye for

Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla, Editor-in-Chief Catalyst Online
October 28, 2020
Some seniors have the opportunity to change the United States by voting in the presidential election.

Seniors’ first act of adulthood

Jonathan Jimenez, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2020
Millard West’s student section always shows up ready to support. As shown above, the stands are always filled completely from top to bottom with students all decked out in the game’s theme. Without the energy of the student section and cheerleaders together, the games are not the same.  The whole experience of football games comes from the atmosphere and the liveliness of the crowd.

Seniors on the sidelines

Paige Fortney, Staff Reporter
September 3, 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
The pit feeling of dread and pensiveness crosses every about-to-be college student’s mind. Deciding whether or not higher education is their true calling is no easy task, and the bill only makes it harder. The ongoing financial struggle-- that tends to take up a decent portion of one’s life-- is hair-ripping and stressful as is. Tuition for numerous out-of-state public universities is far too high for non-residents and should be reconsidered for a lower price similar to that of a state resident.

Out of state, out of reach

Olivia Oeth, News Director
April 28, 2020
Graduates share their plans and hopes for after high school.

The future of the Class of 2020

Olivia Oeth, News Director
April 16, 2020
Superintendent Dr. Jim Sutfin went to Twitter to announce plans for seniors. Along with this, the new end of school date was also officially changed.

Finding out their fate

Kaitlyn Willard, Editor-in-Chief
April 15, 2020
Senior Ethan Valencia plays his viola during orchestra class. Valencia hopes to attend college on a music scholarship. “What I learned from doing all these activities is that hard work and dedication defeats all.”

Finding Strength in the Strings

Tenley Wright, Chief Photographer
March 5, 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
Photo by Tenley Wright. Millard West Wrestling took to the mat with a dual against Elkhorn Thursday night. Seniors were honored before the event.

Millard West Wrestling Senior Night 1/23/2020

Tenley Wright, Chief Photographer
January 28, 2020
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