Extemp State Qualifiers

Lavita Basham, Reporter May 18, 2022

Derrick Jackson and Logan Wells are going to State for Persuasive Extemp. At Regionals, Logan placed second and Derrick placed third. They have been preparing for this event all year and are now on the...

Sophie advances to regionals

Aubrey Loper, Reporter May 18, 2022

Sophie Enloe is a junior in high school and she is making her way to the top in UIL. She competed in feature writing, editorial writing, and copy editing.  Enloe placed first place in feature writing,...

New York Times staff submissions

May 18, 2022

The staff was asked to write about someone from a different generation who was important to them in less than 100 words. These are their stories.

Speaking of state

Speaking of state

Eli Fowler, Sports Editor May 10, 2022

At UIL regionals, Derrick Jackson competed in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and Extemporaneous Speaking. He placed 3rd in Persuasive Extemp and is advancing to state where he will compete on May 24th against...

Second-grade’s letters to Santa

December 15, 2021

Editor's note: we mostly preserved the original spelling of the letters to maintain authenticity. We hope you enjoy reading!

Speaking of a state champion

Speaking of a state champion

Makayla George, Reporter December 8, 2021

Last year, senior Jessica Gutierrez was the state champion in poetry. This year, she is preparing to go to college for acting.  “The thing that appeals to me most about theatre is the acceptance...

Floristry at its finest

Floristry at its finest

Aubrey Loper, Reporter December 7, 2021

In the past, floral programs have been on the weaker side of extracurricular activities. Now that Floral Design Teacher Maygan Gilfillian is in charge, things have changed. She has gained more advanced...

Cody Cantrell: a teacher’s life

Genesis Vidol, Reporter November 2, 2021

At two feet long, Cody Cantrell has the longest hair of any high school teacher. While this is surprising, it’s not the only unique thing about him.  Cantrell has been teaching for a total of five...

Mrs. Frank: teacher and entrepreneur

Mrs. Frank: teacher and entrepreneur

Lavita Basham, Reporter November 2, 2021

Olivia Frank is an algebra teacher at West Hardin, but she also owns her own business named Live and Create Company, which she runs outside of school. Students may also know her as Ms. Marcus because she...

Meet Mrs. Smith

Meet Mrs. Smith

Eli Fowler, Sports Editor October 28, 2021

The new school year has come with plenty of recent changes. One of the most significant changes was the addition of a new assistant principal, Terri Smith.   “I love West Hardin. I feel at home,...

A high school kid with MLB dreams

A high school kid with MLB dreams

Derrick Jackson May 24, 2021

Bryce Blanchard is a sophomore, and he plays on the varsity baseball team. Bryce has been attending school at West Hardin ever since he was in kindergarten. Bryce is the starting pitcher but will occasionally...

A rising basketball star

A rising basketball star

Kade Brackin , Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2021

Freshman Braden Wyatt was born with a basketball in his hands, and he hasn’t put it down since. This level of devotion to the game propelled him to win First Team All-District his first year of high...

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