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WPHS Tennis Sets Sights on Championship Glory

Kennedy Springer and Eva Duarte March 22, 2024

The West Plains tennis team started the year off strong with a successful fall season. The strong fall season set the tone for their spring matches beginning in February.  With the heart of spring season...

Posing for a photo at the senior Mosts ceremony, the winners of the “Most Witty” award, Vanessa Baca (12) and Luke Blackwell (12), leave their mark on West Plains.

Luna Ball Recap

Elena Hudson, Journalism Staff March 21, 2024

The West Plains High School second annual Luna Ball was a huge success, taking place on January 27, 2024 at WPHS. Students from all classes attended, along with some from other schools around Amarillo....

Eleri Gomez (9) concentrating on her project in Courtney Plottss session, Hooked on Yarn.

Hour of Geniuses

Madina Mussina and Dulce Zubia-Quezada March 18, 2024

On Jan. 15, 2024 the Wolfpack Community hosted its first ever Genius Hour session. The new Genius Hour project is an existing idea brought forward by the school’s principal, Eric Gomez. Genius hour is...

The Dream Team

The Dream Team

Havannah Echevarria, Journalism Staff March 6, 2024

West Plains High School is an amazing place that holds, develops, and appreciates many great leaders. The four administrators of WPHS work hard to keep the teachers, students, and building together. These...

Shelton guest leads the baseball team through an early morning yoga session.

Building Bright Futures – Shanna Shelton

Thalia Ferrell, Journalism Staff March 6, 2024

Stretching through yoga lessons and battling test scores, West Plains High’s star teacher Shanna Shelton spends early mornings and late nights teaching. Shelton teaches various math classes at West Plains...

Shane Ledford (11) competing for a 3rd place match.

Wrestlers Set the Standard

Lexie Sheffield, Journalism Staff February 14, 2024

West Plains wrestling state qualifiers are headed to compete in the state tournament and set the standard for Wolfpack wrestlers. The tournament is set to begin on Friday, February 16 and continue through...

Diligently working on her masterpiece, Ava Eidam (11) completes her final touches before she goes onto win 1st in the Window on a Wider World competition.

WPHS Art Classes Unveil Masterpieces and Talent

Jacie Venzor and Bella Wineberg February 1, 2024

The WPHS art students have put many hours of time and relentless effort into their art. While being outstanding academically, West Plains has also had multiple students succeed in art competitions...

Speech and Debate Earning Titles

Emma Sipes, Journalism Staff January 30, 2024

The WPHS Speech and Debate club, created by teacher Courtney Plotts, is a West Plains organization that can help improve and utilize students' communication skills. She created this club so that West Plains...

Make Kindness the Norm!

Madina Mussina, Journalism Staff January 29, 2024

On October 30, the Kindness Club started at the West Plains High School. Assistant principal Randi Willard and junior student Bradley Lancaster started the club, which originates from the “Be A Friend”...

Trainers at the Boss Bowl game vs. Canyon.

Unsung Heroes: Athletic Trainers

Emma Porter, Journalism Staff January 9, 2024

The athletic trainers at West Plains High School are the heroes behind every sporting event. However, these amazing heroes don't always get the recognition they deserve. Throughout the chaos of sporting...

Embracing her home country, Sarai treasures the photos she took displaying the true beauty of Venezuela.

My Reality is my Goal

Sarai Ruiz Garcia, Journalism Staff December 1, 2023

Translated If someone were to ask me at some point what it felt like to leave my country, I would probably say that despite the effort it entails, it has been my best decision. But if caught in a sensitive...

Driving through the homecoming parade, Officer Gutierrez shows his safe driving skills.

Safe Driving Saves Lives

Aiden Sadler, Grayce Asplof, and Jayden Guzman November 14, 2023

West Plains students were involved in a three way collision by the Circle K at 8 a.m. on October 20, 2023. It is important to build awareness of safe driving within the West Plains community.  The...

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