Our baseball Tigers have gotten off to an incredible start to their season. After defeating Nixa last Thursday, Lebanon on Friday, and then Locust Grove and Grove High Schools on Saturday, the boys are 7-2 on the season! They will travel to Harrison, AR. this Thursday before hosting Silvan Hills, AR and Poplar Bluff on Friday. They will then travel to Hollister on Saturday. We will host Columbia Rock Bridge on Tuesday of next week and then Carthage on Thursday.....yes....they are busy! A special congratulations to senior Caleb Lasher on throwing a PERFECT GAME vs. Lebanon! Caleb struck out 11 and only threw 66 pitches in the 7 inning win.
The soccer Tigers are now 3-2-1 on the season and will look to get back in the win column next week as they travel to Catholic on Monday and will host Webb City on Tuesday. Good luck ladies!
The track Tigers are roaring out of the gates as they have now won 1st place in both meets they have competed in (Branson and Bolivar). The Lady Tigers have finished 2nd and 4th respectively. Next week they will travel to Pittsburg, KS as they compete in the prestigious Pitt State Relays.
The golf Tigers will be playing in the Missouri State Relays on Thursday of this week. Next week they will play in the Rogersville Invitational on Monday and the Fremont Invitational on Thursday.
Willard hosted the State Large Ensemble Festival for choirs this week and a HUGE congratulations to Chamber Choir and Concert Choir on both receiving Honor "1" ratings!
FBLA spent the last 3 days at the University Plaza competing in our State Leadership Competition. Overall, it was a pretty successful adventure. For the 8th year in a row, we have students that have qualified for National Leadership Conference. We also had several state finalists (top 10 in their event). We will be traveling to Anaheim, California in July to compete, and probably have a little fun too. As usual, our kids represented WHS well at all times. If you see these students, please congratulate them on a job very well done.
Cody Parker - 3rd Place - Introduction to Information Technology
Kasey Brower & Landon Summerville - 3rd Place - Emerging Business Issues
Hayden Windmiller - 5th Place - Impromptu Speaking
Brett Stofer - 10th Place - Insurance & Risk Managment
Caden Abramovitz, Grace Conner, & Landon Summerville - 9th Place - Public Service Announcement
We would love to share some GREAT NEWS concerning our Middle and High School Winter Guards! This past Saturday at the Mid-Continent Color Guard Association (MCCGA) Circuit Championships, our Middle School Guard received an Excellent Rating for their performance in the Cadet Class held at Willard High School. Our High School Winter Guard received FIRST PLACE and were GOLD MEDALISTS in the Second Round of the Scholastic AA Division held at Ozark High School. This is a tremendous accomplishment for our students and we are so proud of them, their staff, all their hard work, and their perseverance.
everal of our FFA members have spent three days competing in a variety of events at the SW District FFA Competition. They all worked hard and represented our chapter and school very well. The following are the results:
Ag Mechanics consisting of Ely Cowan, John Matthews and Thomas Heffington placed 20th.
Ag Sales consisting of Jacob Collins, Tanner Roberts, Chase Hultgren and Wyatt Kanan placed 4th and qualified for State Competition. Jacob was also 9th high individual.
Dairy Cattle consisting of Emalee Flatness, Mikalah Schafer, Micah O'Malley and Skye Jackson placed 7th and qualified for State Competition. Emalee Flatness was 7th high individual.
Dairy Foods consisting of KAylea Rice, Alyssa Swearingin, Mariah Stewart and Jamie Nikodim placed 16th.
Farm Business Management consisting of Mikalah Schafer, Rylee Chainey and Cheyenne Stewart placed 12th and qualified for State Competition.
Forestry consisting of Connor Meyers, Sam Amodeo, Asher Horn and Jett Bumgarner placed 16th.
Livestock consisting of Chase Hultgren, Josie Berry, Wyatt Kanan and Micah O'Malley placed 21st
Soils consisting of Jacob Collins, Tanner Roberts, Ben Beumer and Tim Eoff placed 13th.
Also, from our area events representing our chapter at State will be Wyatt Kanan's Beginning Placement Record Book, Luke Smith's Beginning Ownership Record Book, Mikalah Schafer's Chapter Secretary's Book and Josie Berry's Chapter Treasurer's Book.
Finally, Jacob Collins was selected as a State FFA Officer finalist from our Area Association. He will have 1-2 days of interviews this Friday-Saturday as a part of the final selection process of our 2017-18 State FFA Officer Team. This is a new and long process for this year - wish him luck!
A special congratulations to my assistant, Julie Hartley. Julie will be honored this weekend at the Missouri Interscholastic Athletics and Activities Association's banquet with the "Distinguished Service Award". Only 8 people statewide are honored each year with this award. Great job Julie!
It's Good To Be A Tiger!