The Boomer

WHS & NGC Weekly Newsletter Vol. 4 Ed. 24 February 23-29

Sports At A Glance

Tuesday, February 25

JV2/JV1/Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Trinity @ Roo Stadium 4:30/6:00/7:30

Varsity Baseball @ Aledo HS 4:00

JV1 Baseball vs. Aledo @ WHS 4:00

JV2 Baseball vs. Aledo @ WHS Ninth Grade Center 4:00

JV Tennis Crowley Tournament @ Crowley HS TBA

JV/Varsity Girls Soccer @ Trinity 5:30/7:00

Thursday, February 27

Varsity Baseball vs. Saginaw @ WHS 1:30 pm -- *SCHEDULE CHANGE*

Varsity Baseball vs. Timber Creek @ WHS 7:15

JV1 Baseball vs. Azle @ Arlington Heights HS 2:30

JV1 Baseball vs. Birdville @ Arlington Heights HS 4:30

JV2 Baseball vs. Arlington Heights @ Paschal HS 6:45

JV Softball vs. Graham TBA

Varsity Softball @ Mansfield Summit High School TBA

Boys/Girls JV/Varsity Track @ Roo Stadium

Friday, February 28

JV2/JV1/Varsity Boys Soccer @ Abilene 4:30/6:00/7:30

Varsity Baseball vs. Nacogdoches @ WHS 1:15

Varsity Baseball vs. Caprock @ WHS 6:45

JV1 Baseball vs. Paschal @ Arlington Heights HS 12:00

JV1 Baseball vs. Grapevine @ Arlington Heights HS 2:00

JV2 Baseball vs. Joshua @ Paschal HS 12:15

JV Softball @ Graham TBA

Varsity Softball @ Mansfield Summit High School TBA

Varsity Tennis Ft. Worth South Hills Tournament @ Saginaw Boswell HS

JV/Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Abilene @ Roo Stadium 5:30/7:00

North Texas High School Rodeo hosted by NTRF

Saturday, February 29

Varsity Baseball vs. Midland Chrisitan @ WHS 10:00 a.m.

Varsity Baseball vs. Cedar Hill @ WHS 6:15

JV2 Baseball vs. Richland @ Paschal HS 2:30

JV Softball @ Graham TBA

Varsity Softball @ Mansfield Summit High School TBA

Varsity Tennis Ft. Worth South Hills Tournament @ Saginaw Boswell HS

North Texas High School Rodeo hosted by NTRF

Clubs and Organizations Pictures THIS WEEK!!


Hey, WHS, Clubs and Organizations pictures will be taken throughout the day THIS Wednesday, February 26th in the Durant Auditorium. Your club is assigned a time to come take your picture. We WANT to feature YOU in the MelonVine yearbook!


Hey, freshmen, NGC Clubs and Organizations pictures will be taken throughout the afternoon THIS Thursday, February 27th in the CHOIR ROOM. Your club is assigned a time to come take your picture. We WANT to feature YOU in the MelonVine yearbook!

WHS Main Campus Pic Day Schedule - Wednesday 2/26

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NGC Campus Club Pic Day - Thursday 2/27

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Congratulations, State Wrestling Winners!

Congratulations to senior Camille Fournier -- 3X State Champion!

Also, congrats to newcomer sophomore Koby Kidd -- 5th Place in State!

Special thanks to (Melinda Woodward) Melinda Kay Photography!


Most Likely To Be President -- Sydney Wolfenberger & Daniel Yeats

Most Likely To Change the World - Sarah Hamilton & Michael Dinkins

Bleeds Roo Blue Spirit Award - McKenna Buchfink & Cayde Taylor & Zeke Baker

Most Kindhearted - Alexis Sprunger & Colten Welch

#1 Brainiac - Katlyn Don Carlos & Connor Bezio

Most Likely to Have a Star on Hollywood Blvd. - America Cuevas & Gavyn Price

Best Comedian -- Madison Perry & Johnny Hernandez

Most Likely to Go Pro - Camille Fournier & Brendon Lopez & Ken Seals

Right Off the Runway - Jessie King & Colby O'Bannon

Congrats to these SENIOR STANDOUTS! Pics will be taken for the MelonVine yearbook THIS WEEK! Watch for a notification from Mrs. Gilley.

Roos Attend Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair

These students from Mr. Hibbetts' Scientific Research and Design Class will be attending the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Monday 2-24.

McCoy, Caylen

Lightsey, Valek

Spitzer, Matthew

We're so excited for them; this is the first time in almost 20 years that Weatherford High School has had ANY students participate in the Fort Worth Regional Science Fair!

Have fun and enjoy!

Congratulations Band on UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest!

Congratulations to our WHS band students who participated in the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest. Thirty-eight soloists earned a 1st division rating and 18 advanced to State in May. And...all 7 ensembles (made up of 33 students) also made a 1st division rating and are advancing to State!

The following students received a 1st division on their solo (those with an asterisk are advancing to state):

Alana Benevides
Sara Dixon
Alicia German*
Madisyn Gieb
Gwendolyn Miller
Heather Parish*
Jordan Ruiz
Kaylee Swafford
Audrey Waldron*
Anna Yoder*
Lucas Leaf
Hannah Baker
Mark White
Ethan Worsham
Savannah Cooley*
Jorja Hoover
Alyssa Hutchison*
Jaylee Williams*
Miguel Olvera
Diego Reyes
Grace Phillips
Connor Bezio* (piano and sax solos)
Emma Kincaid
Ryan Robinette
Jack Waldron*
Kara Eader*
Autumn Andrews*
Macy Mashburn
Austin Rains*
Landon Coye*
Jeremy Korum*
Bo Bagwell
Robert Looper
Elizabeth Mitchell
Brailey Bezio*
Lane Fuller*
William Holcomb*

The following students made a 1st division on their ensemble and all are advancing to state:

Alana Benavides
Sara Dixon
Madisyn Gieb
Gwendolyn Miller
Clara Chestnut
Alicia German
Vi Hilliard
Audrey Waldron
Heather Parish
Jordan Ruiz
Kaylee Swafford
Anna Yoder
Connor Bezio
Savannah Cooley
Katlyn Don Carlos
Emma Kincaid
Grace Phillips
Ryan Robinette
Sara Strittmatter
Jack Waldron
Jaylee Williams
Kara Eader
Carlos Flores
Cody Thurman
Ethan Barnes
Macy Mashburn
Austin Rains
Ethan Walters
Trinitee Archibald
Cole Gaines
Jeremy Korum
Diego Salas

Bass Team results

The WHS Bass Team competed in the Texoma tournament on February 15th. The water was cold and the winds were gusty. The teams fished well, but the conditions proved to be very tough. Bradley Slovak weighed in 8.76 pounds and took 5th place, overall, in the tournament. The team will head to Lake Whitney on March 7th for the final regular-season tournament of the year.

Lady Roo Softball Results

The Lady Roo softball team opened the 2020 season last night with a 15-0 victory over Justin Northwest. Senior Marlee Whitling threw a no hitter, striking out 10 and not allowing a ball out of the infield in the game. Freshman Hannah Bartels led the offense with 2 triples and 3 RBI, while Marlee Whitling and Hannah Reed also tripled and Addi Tidwell hit an inside the park home run. 12 different Lady Roos scored runs in the blowout win. The Lady Roos will play next in the NFCA Kickoff Classic in Bryan this weekend, and the home opener on the new turf field is next Tuesday, February 25th vs Nolan Catholic at 7 pm.

Lady Roo Track results

Last night the Lady Roo track teams traveled to Aubrey to compete in an all relay meet. The girls represented well again with both the JV and Varsity teams finishing 2nd out of 16 total teams!

Top relay finishes include:

1st Place Varsity Distance Medley- Ella Pando, Evelyn Benson, Ashley Carlisle and Sadie Tharp

1st Place Varsity Sprint Medley- Tatum Wright, Payton Thibodeaux, Jayla Schultz,and Julia Jones

1st Place Varsity 4x800 Relay- Ashley Carlisle, Olivia Christmas, Ella Pando, and Sadie Tharp

2nd Place Varsity 4x100- Tatum Wright, Jayla Schultz, Payton Thibodeaux, and Julia Jones

3rd Place Varsity 4x200- Avalon Griggs, Paige Bevers, Evelyn Benson, and Jayla Schultz

1st Place JV Distance Medley- Gabbi Garcia, Jessica Kelley, Diana Antonio and Emma Morsch

2nd Place JV 4x800- Gabbi Garcia, Diana Antonio, Madison Metzger and Emma Morsch

2nd Place JV Sprint Medley- Paitlyn Bevers, Jazmin Berry, Reese Peterson, and Mayra Delgado

2nd Place JV 4x100- Paitlyn Bevers, Jazmin Berry, Reese Peterson, and Jessica Kelley

Please congratulate this young ladies on another outstanding performance. We will run at our home meet next Thursday February 27th and would love to see lots of ROO support!!

Boy Track Results from Kangaroo Relays


Ryder Love was 3rd place In the 800

Bryson Crippen 3rd in the 110 hurdles

Josh Goree was 4th in the pole vault


Tyler Partrain was 2nd in the 110 and 300 hurdles

Hayden Hansen was 1st in the discus.

Cameron Wilson 2nd in pole vault

NTHS inductions

Last week, 52 students were inducted into NTHS (National Technical Honor Society) this is a great honor for these hard working students. Please congratulate them.

Whitney Holland did a fabulous job organizing this event. A thank you to Mrs. Giles and her class for all their help. Thank to Mrs. Scoggin for her generosity and assistance in the library. Thank you Mr. Herring for your assistance.

A big thank you to all the CTE staff and core teachers who came to honor our great CTE students.

Band Blast

The Weatherford HS Winter Guards competed in their second contest of the season with the North Texas Color Guard Association circuit. Varsity traveled on Friday February 21st, to Haltom HS where they had a fantastic run of their show “One Call Away”. They placed 5th. Their next contest is at Everman HS on March 6th, and then Regional A Championships on March 14th.

The Junior Varsity cast with their show “Sugar Rush, competed on February 22nd at Mansfield Summit High School where they had another great performance. Even though they performed early in the morning, JV came home with a well deserved 4th place finish. They compete at Novice Class Championships on March 7th at Mansfield HS. Times will be announced soon on our Facebook page. As always our calendar is available on

Upcoming Events this Spring:

NTCA Winter Percussion Contest – February 29th @ Berkner HS

Region 30 Middle School Concert & Sight-reading Contest – March 4-5 @ Burleson Centennial

NTCA Winter Guard Contest – March 6th @ Everman HS (Varsity Only)

NTCA Winter Guard Contest Novice Class Championships – February 22nd @ Mansfield HS (JV Only)

NTCA Winter Guard Contest Regional Class Championships – March 14th @ Marcus HS (Varsity Only)

Marching Auxiliaries Nationals Color Guard Competition – March 27-28th @ Fort Worth Convention Center (Both Guards)

NTCA Winter Percussion Contest – March 28th @ Azle HS

WHS Pre-UIL Concert – March 31st @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 5:00 pm)

NTCA Winter Percussion Championships – April 4th @ Burleson Centennial HS

NTCA Color Guard Solo and Ensemble (Option 1) – April 4th @ Timberview HS

WISD Band Auction Concert – April 11th @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 3:00 pm)

NTCA Color Guard Solo and Ensemble (Option 2) – April 18th @ Alvarado JH

UIL Concert & Sight-reading Contest for Symphonic 1 – April 21st @ Burleson HS

UIL Concert & Sight-reading Contest for Wind Symphony – April 22st @ Burleson HS

NTCA Color Guard Solo and Ensemble All Stars Competition – April 25th @ Midlothian HS

Tison MS Spring Band Concert – May 5th @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)

Hall MS Spring Band Concert – May 7th @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)​

WHS Band Banquet – May 16th @ Central Christian Church (Starts at 6:00 pm)

WHS Spring Band Concert – May 21st @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)

Band Trip to San Antonio – May 23rd-24th

UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest – May 29th-30th @ UT Austin

Graduation Performance – June 1st

Lady Roo Soccer

Varsity Lady Roos took on Haltom Lady Buffs at home Tuesday evening on senior night. Our first goal came off a cross from Payton Thibodeaux to Aubree McCue. Goal 2 came two minutes later off a shot from Ashton Griffin to Bailey Patterson. The Lady Roos defeated the buffs 2-1. Next game is away verses Trinity. Go Roos!

Roo Soccer Results

The Roos traveled to Old Birdville Stadium to take on the Haltom Buffalos Tuesday night. Down 1-0 at half the Roos tied up the score on a nice flick in front of the goal by Isaiah’s (Golazo) Gomez at the 20 minute mark. The Game went back and forth until finally the buffalo’s plowed in a goal with 10 minutes to go. Final score was Buffalo’s 3-1 Roos. The Roos next match is Tuesday at home vs. Trinity.

Brown Bag Series For Juniors

The Weatherford High School Counseling and CTE departments are hosting a Brown Bag Series for juniors and seniors to visit with colleges during 5th period - the presentation and Q&A will last the entire period. Students can sign up to meet with colleges based on their interests using the Sign Up Genius below. The link and QR code are also posted around the building and in the counseling office. Space is limited (25-30 students) so only students that sign up on the Sign Up Genius will be admitted. On the morning of the event, the counseling office will deliver passes/tickets to the students that signed up. We will take the “tickets” at the door and enter attendance.

After each presentation there is a question and answer session so that students can get their questions answered directly from admissions representatives. Bring your lunch and join us during 5th period for these informative sessions! Check the Sign Up Genius regularly as new colleges and dates are added frequently.

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The Baseball Program will be having a strikeout cancer night on March 10th vs Fossil Ridge. We will be selling the T-shirts on-line using this link for $20 a shirt. All proceeds from these will benefit the McMillin family, their son is a former Kangaroo baseball player. The On-line store for the shirts will close February 24th at 7:00 AM. Please support the McMillin’s by purchasing a strikeout Cancer T-shirt.


Just a reminder that AP students who are registered to test, payment is required in full by March 4, 2020.
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The Sharing Shack

We are thrilled to announce that The Sharing Shack, established by senior Keaton Martin, is officially open for business. Keaton started this project with a desire to help secure donations for fellow classmates in need. We are accepting donations for hygiene products, new socks and under garments, new or gently used clothes, coats/jackets, blankets, etc. Gift cards for food or gas are also welcome. If you would like to help, or have any questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Robertson at

Texas Bank Scholarship

If you are planning to take dual credit classes next year and need financial assistance paying your tuition, please consider applying for the Texas Bank Scholarship. The scholarship will cover up to 2 classes (tuition only) and is open to all new or current dual credit students that have financial need. The application is in the WHS counseling office.

NEW DUAL CREDIT STUDENTS: You must attach a copy of your TSI Scores and acceptance letter from Weatherford College to the application.

CURRENT DUAL CREDIT STUDENTS: You must attach a current copy of your Weatherford College Transcript to the application. You must be passing your dual credit courses and have not dropped any dual credit classes.


WHS Counseling

Tri-County Electric Co-op Scholarship

Don’t let your graduating seniors miss this opportunity to receive money for college or trade school. Last year, we awarded a $4,000 scholarship and a $2,000 scholarship to seniors in the WHS class of 2019. At this time, we have received two applications from your seniors.

Tri-County Electric Co-op Scholarship– We will award Eight (8) $4,000 scholarships and Eight (8) $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors this year! Additional details and eligibility requirements are available on our website here.

Application DEADLINE: Friday, March 6, 2020

Find the Application here!


Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarships

Beginning in 2020, we are awarding up to $6,600 to as many as 150 recipients this year. The scholarship will fund degrees at accredited vocational-technical schools to prepare students for careers in technology and/or advanced manufacturing that does not require a bachelor’s or advanced degree.

The application opens January 15, 2020 and will close on March 12, 2020. Click here to apply.

Visit the Automotive Aftermarket Scholarships Central website to apply for available scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Over 400 scholarships for the 2020-21 school year will be awarded to students training to become automotive, heavy duty or collision repair technicians, as well as those studying business, engineering or other courses of study. Completed applications must be submitted by 3/31/2020.

To Apply:

The Zonta Club of Parker County offers scholarships to deserving high school and college women who reside in Parker County. The deadline for applications for the local scholarship is March 15, 2020. Information on all Zonta scholarships and the online application process for the Parker County scholarship can be found at under the scholarships tab.

Weatherford High School

This weekly newsletter is produced by Mrs. Gilley's Journalism 1 students Jaylee Williams, Aria Hilliker, Dakota Thomas, Katie Markwardt and Ashley Hoffman.

Background photo by Kelseigh Hardin.

Information must be supplied by WHS Faculty & Staff. Booster Clubs, please send your information through your Coach or Faculty Sponsor.

Information must be received by Thursday to be included in the next week's Boomer. We apologize for the time delay for weekend events.

Thanks for your support!

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Not pictured: Sandi Brown (English), Ashton Copeland (Art)