Our WHS student journalists brought home nearly 30 awards from state contest yesterday, including six Best of Show awards! Please congratulate them when you see them!

Overall Contest - 

Ozark Echoes Yearbook 2022 (Illuminate) - Superior

The Wildcat Student Newspaper 2022-23 - Superior

Individual Contests - 

Best of Show

Garrett Ferguson - Sports Feature Photography “Volleyball Tunnel”

Carter Howell- Traditional Package- Club/ organization “ Focus on Self Improvement” 

Heather Terry- Sports Reporting “ Wrestlers’ work pays off with the first conference championship”

Haylee Cobb- Traditional package- sports “ Playing with a purpose”

Tanna Howe- News Feature “ Teens experience loss, start to look at life differently”

Jazzmyn Swisher- Sports Photography “ No Pain, No Gain” 


Adison Sherrill- Student life Photography “ Coronation Celebration”

Amarillo Martinez- Student life Yearbook “ Character work”

Ashlyn Adams  - Yearbook Specialty Design “Back to Square One”

Jazzmyn Swisher- Sports Photography “ Wrestling Takedown”

Keira Mostaffa- News Feature “ Advisory time is popular idea among WHS students”


Hailey Ferguson- Sports feature Photography “ Coaching Moment”

Hailey Ferguson- News Feature “ students honor tradition of the 44th annual football Homecoming”

Hailey Ferguson- Sports Photography “ Touchdown run”

Jazzmyn Swisher- Onsite Contest Photography

Jazzmyn Swisher- Sports Photography “ Jump shots”

Jazzmyn Swisher- News writing “ Dual credit classes are no longer free” 

Abby Dendish- Editorial/ Op-Ed “ Biology does not create family, love does” 


Sadie Chapman- News Writing “ Administration strictly enforces new phone policy”

Gracie Comer- Newspaper Inside Page Design “ Teens brainstorm best gifts to give this holiday season”

Sarah Gilbert- Academic Yearbook “ Creative Expression”

Sarah Gilbert- Academic Photography “ Pastel Work”

Heather Terry- Student Life Photography “ Color Guard Feature” 

Aubree Smith- Sports Photography “Spike”

Heather Terry- Sports Photography “ Arm Hold” 

Honorable Mention

Brylee Brewster- Student life yearbook “ Millennial Vibes”

Gracie Miller- Student life Photography “ Barnwarming Dance”