The Boomer

WHS & NGC Weekly Newsletter Vol. 4 Ed. 25 March 1 - 7

Sports At A Glance

Monday, March 2

Varsity/JV Softball vs. San Angelo Central @ WHS 5:00/7:00 . **SCHEDULE CHANGE**

Tuesday, March 3

Varsity Baseball @ Granbury High School 7:00

JV1 Baseball vs. Granbury @ WHS 6:00

JV2 Baseball vs. Granbury @ WHS Ninth Grade Center 6:00

JV Tennis @ Ft. Worth Chisholm Trail Tournament 8:00am

JV/ Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Richland @ Richland HS 5:30/7:00

JV1/Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Richland @ Roo Stadium 6:00/7:30

Thursday, March 5

Varsity Baseball vs. Tascosa @ Zachary Field - Mainland HS 7:00

JV2 Baseball vs. Keller @ WHS 6:30

JV/V Girls & Boys Track @ Granbury High School

Friday, March 6

Varsity Tennis @ Ft. Worth Chisholm Trail Tournament 8:00am

JV2/JV1/Varsity Boys Soccer vs. LD Bell @ LD Bell HS 4:30/6:00/7:30

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

Varsity Baseball vs. Permian @ Security Bank Stadium Midland 1:00

Varsity Baseball vs. Cooper @ Christainsen Stadium 4:00

JV2 Baseball vs. Aledo @ WHS 6:30

Saturday, March 7

Varsity Baseball vs. Montwood @ Security Bank Stadium Midland 10:00 a.m.

Varsity Baseball vs. Americas @ Zachary Field - Midland HS 4:00

JV2 Baseball vs. Godley @ WHS Ninth Grade Center 10:00 a.m.

JV2 Baseball vs. Keller Central @ WHS 5:30

GrassBurr Newspaper is Recruiting

Do you like having a VOICE? Want to be heard? Enjoy writing for a large audience?

The GrassBurr Newspaper may be looking for you! The GrassBurr Newspaper has been around for almost 100 years and is written entirely by WHS students. We publish 2500 editions five times a year.

Come by Mrs. Gilley's Room F210 by this FRIDAY to see if it might be a fit for you!

MelonVine Yearbook Is Looking For A Few Creative-Types

Do you love going to WHS events? Have an eye for design? Enjoy photography and using the nicest cameras and lenses available? Want to create something that will literally be kept for decades?

The MelonVine Yearbook staff and Mrs Gilley the adviser want to meet you! You know what they say...."A Yearbook is a love letter a school writes to itself." Come by Room F210 by this FRIDAY to see if you want to be a part of the STAFF THAT TELLS THE STORY OF WHS! Join a legacy over 100 years in the making!

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Softball Results

The Lady Roo Softball team played their inaugural game at the new softball field last night, defeating Nolan Catholic by a score of 13-4. Senior Marlee Whitling got the win, striking out 8 in the complete game effort. Hannah Reed scored the first run at the new complex, and Senior Hayden Holcomb blasted the first home run with a 2 run shot in the 5th inning. Junior Addi Tidwell was 3 for 3, and junior Peyton Contreras contributed 2 hits and 2 RBI. The Lady Roos will play this weekend in the Mansfield Invitational before opening District play next Tuesday at San Angelo Central.

Golf Results

The Weatherford Roo Golf Teams competed at its first two day tournament of the season at Squaw Valley. The boys finished 7th out of 15 teams, while the girls finished 8th. Zach Newsworthy, finished 4th individually out of 75 golfers with scores of 72 and 73. Randi Rovnyak, finished 10th with scores of 84 and 89. The boy’s team consisted of Zach Norsworthy, Bradley Slovak, Blake Vantreases, Lane Webb, and Ethan Broomes. The girl’s team consisted of Randi Rovnyak, Ashley Jay, Caren Blackwell, Emilee Slovak, and Jancey Ford.

Congratulations, Camille!

This weekend your very own Camille Fournier, became one of Texas very few Three time State Champions.

She went the last two years Undefeated. Her overall record in Her 4 year UIL competitions is 171-4. She is a multiple Freestyle and Greco State Champion, a 15 time National all american and multiple National Champion, and ranked number 4 in the Nation. She has been a USA national and World team member, wrestling in Colombia and Sweden.

She will be continuing her wrestling career at Texas Weslyan in Fort Worth and hopes to be a future Olympian.

Please congratulate her and lets celebrate her success!

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GSA hosted a speaker

GSA hosted Mrs. McGowan to discuss and teach LGBTQ+ history after school!

Horse Judging Results

The Horse Judging Team competed at the Big Country Horse Judging contest in Coleman, TX. Haleigh McFarland, Erin Logan, Kagen Gouge and Katherin Villa placed 2nd high team out of 57 highly competitive teams. Way to go!

Band UIL Solo and Ensemble Results

38 soloists made a 1st Division. 18 of these soloists are going to State in May.

All 7 ensembles (made up of 33 students) 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

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:

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 versus Trinity. Go Roos!

Roo Soccer Results

The Roos traveled to Old Birdville Stadium to take on the Haltom Buffalos last Tuesday night. Down 1-0 at half the Roos tied up the score on a nice flick in front of the goal by Isaiahs (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.

Tennis Results

Fort Worth South Hills Tournament Results:

Aaron Hairston/Hailey Toten (1st place consolation A draw)

Aaron Quy/Braden Carter (1st place consolation A draw)

Katie Markwardt/Morgan Petersen (2nd place consolation A draw)

Isaac Duvall/Devon Hairston (2nd place consolation B draw)

Tatum Stack/Shelbi Ruthesell (5th place A draw)

Austin Markwardt (2nd place A draw)

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.


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.

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