Participants gearing up for county fair

Reporter: Ellie Mahan and Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 19, 2022 Events scheduled at Hillsboro fairgrounds next week… Whitney High School senior Cheyenne Delong will show a market steer and heifer at the fair. Young people throughout the county are preparing their livestock, creative arts and shop projects for next week's Hill County Fair. The fair … Continue reading Participants gearing up for county fair

WISD discusses COVID-19 protocol, benchmark data

Reporter: Ellie Mahan January 19, 2022 The Whitney ISD Board of Trustees met Monday, January 10, in a regular session to discuss COVID-19 quarantine protocols, review benchmark data and hear administrator reports. In honor of school board appreciation month, for the January meeting, the board room was decorated with handmade posters for the board members, … Continue reading WISD discusses COVID-19 protocol, benchmark data

WHS cheerleaders compete at state UIL contest

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 19, 2022 Whitney High School cheerleaders competed at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) state cheerleading competition in Fort Worth last week. Pictured (l to r) are: front row - Macy McBrayer, Riley Cutrer, Hope Ivers, Mackenzie Cutrer, Caitlin Poore, Ragynn Ruesch and Claire Allen; back row - Ally McCreery, Macy McKinney, … Continue reading WHS cheerleaders compete at state UIL contest

Whitney High School band member advances to state

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 12, 2022 Jonah Cottongame Whitney High School band member Jonah Cottongame has been selected as a member of the 2022 Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) All-State Band. Cottongame, a sophomore, was chosen for the honor in competitive auditions held this year across the state at region and area levels. … Continue reading Whitney High School band member advances to state

Lady Cats 4-1 in district play

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 12, 2022 The Whitney High School varsity basketball team's season is well underway, and the Lady Wildcats currently have a district record of 4-1. The team has defeated McGregor, Clifton, Riesel and Waco Harmony, and fell short to Troy by 11 points. The Lady Cats were set to face West Tuesday … Continue reading Lady Cats 4-1 in district play

Whitney High School band students wrap up intense competitive events

Submitted by Band Director Josh Nowlin January 12, 2022 Last Saturday, the Whitney High School band wrapped up a unique competition where students competed at the state level with literally tens of thousands of other band students across the state. They learned college level music and performed in a blind audition for a panel of … Continue reading Whitney High School band students wrap up intense competitive events

FFA Members Attend National Convention

Editor: Shannon Cottongame November 24, 2021 Whitney FFA would like to thank the community for its help in sending Whitney High School students to the National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana in October. Instructors reported that the students had a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet members from throughout the U.S. and participate … Continue reading FFA Members Attend National Convention

Wildcats win again, playoff game set for Friday night

Sports writer: Brent Cook November 10, 2021 Whitney to face Grosebeck at Waco ISD Stadium... The Whitney Wildcats took care of business Friday night at Wildcat Stadium, closing out the regular season with a 35-7 victory. Facing Life Oak Cliff, the Wildcats (5-5, 4-2) fine-tuned the game plan in preparation for a return trip to … Continue reading Wildcats win again, playoff game set for Friday night

Wildcats focus on playoffs with another district win

Sports Writer: Brent Cook November 3, 2021 With a last-minute touchdown run from senior quarterback Garrett Peacock, the Whitney Wildcats (4-5, 3-2) shocked the Maypearl Panthers Friday night with a thrilling 37-34 victory. “We for sure kept everyone in their seats until the final horn,” said Whitney Head Coach Mark Byrd. The Panthers mounted a … Continue reading Wildcats focus on playoffs with another district win

Local Veterans Day guest speaker is Whitney native

Editor: Shannon Cottongame October 27, 2021 Fort Graham Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution officials are pleased to announce that the featured guest speaker for the Veterans Day celebration at Lake Whitney Senior Center will be an accomplished Army Command Sergeant Major hailing from Whitney. Having graduated Whitney High School in 1987, CSM … Continue reading Local Veterans Day guest speaker is Whitney native

Whitney choirs plan concert and fund raiser

Reporter: Ellie Mahan October 20, 2021 Whitney High School and Whitney Middle School choirs are joining together for a combined fall show concert, with a fund-raiser dinner and silent auction before the show, Thursday, October 28. Sheri Hayes, who has been the choir director of Whitney High School and Whitney Middle School for about 15 … Continue reading Whitney choirs plan concert and fund raiser

WHS student recognized for excellence

Reporter: Ellie Mahan October 20, 2021 Amy Leech, principal of Whitney High School, is pictured presenting a certificate to Timothy Baker for being named a commended student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program for achieving scholastic excellence on his SAT. Approximately 34,000 commended students across the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic … Continue reading WHS student recognized for excellence

WHS student recognized by FCA

Editor: Shannon Cottongame October 13, 2021 The Burton Lawless College Scholarship was presented to two recipients, including a Whitney student, at the 22nd Annual Grant Teaff Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Golf Tournament. Burton is a Leadership Board member in the Heart of Texas area and a Super Bowl champion with the Dallas Cowboys. The … Continue reading WHS student recognized by FCA

WHS Crowns 2021 Homecoming Queen

Editor: Shannon Cottongame October 6, 2021 Whitney High School homecoming queen Macy McKinney was crowned during halftime ceremonies of the Wildcat football game Friday night, October 1. In a moving ceremony, Macy was escorted by members of the Waco Police Department as a tribute to her late father Michael McKinney, who was a Waco officer … Continue reading WHS Crowns 2021 Homecoming Queen

Lady ‘Cats defeat Riesel at home

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 15, 2021 The Whitney High School varsity volleyball team defeated Riesel 3-1 Friday night, September 10, at home. Riesel won the first set 27-25, and Whitney took the next three by scores of 25-18, 25-7 and 25-22. The Lady 'Cats were scheduled to take on Troy at home Tuesday, September 14, … Continue reading Lady ‘Cats defeat Riesel at home

Wildcats’ fight falls short against Rogers

Sports Writer: Brent Cook September 15, 2021 Senior Orrin Green paves the way for sophomore Demari Wilson to sprint past the Rogers defense. Wilson starred for the Wildcats in Friday’s game, racking up 124 all-purpose yards. The Whitney Wildcats started strong Friday night, but with a fourth-quarter stand, the Rogers Eagles soared to victory. Under … Continue reading Wildcats’ fight falls short against Rogers

WISD board makes decisions ahead of 2021-22 school year

Editor: Shannon Cottongame August 18, 2021 The Whitney Independent School District Board of Trustees met in a regular session Monday, August 9, and considered a number of agenda items ahead of the new school year. Superintendent John McCullough reviewed the school's plan to address COVID-19 this year based on updated Texas Education Agency (TEA) guidance, … Continue reading WISD board makes decisions ahead of 2021-22 school year

WISD campuses preparing for registration next week

Registration dates for Whitney elementary school, intermediate school, middle school and high school are set for Tuesday, July 27, through Thursday, July 29, at each campus. The first day of school for Whitney students is Wednesday, August 18 Whitney elementary school Elementary school registration will be Tuesday, July 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., … Continue reading WISD campuses preparing for registration next week