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Abbie Fleeman, Section Editor

Abbie Fleeman is a sophomore at Walnut Grove High School. This is her first year on the Wildcats Wired staff. Abbie plays for the tennis team. She loves listening and playing music, working out, and hanging out with her friends. Abbie is currently the section editor of Wildcats Wired, and a social media manager for Grove Media. She is excited for the opportunities the newspaper brings!

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66th Grammy Awards: Predictions

Abbie Fleeman, Section Editor February 4, 2024

The 66th annual Grammy Awards are tonight at 5 p.m. CT. You can watch this music awards show on your local CBS channel or streaming on Paramount +. 2023 was a big year in music. For all the major categories,...

To the beat, Elizabeth Fasesimi sings and dances with the cast. Fasesimi, dressed in a bright red dress with a rainbow hair and tail, plays Mayzie the bird in Seussical the Musical. Mayzie sings many songs troughout the Musical, such as How Lucky You Are and the closing song Green Eggs and Ham.

[Photo] Seussical The Musical Performs at Walnut Grove

January 26, 2024

To the beat, Elizabeth Fasesimi sings and dances with the cast. Fasesimi, dressed in a bright red dress with a rainbow hair and tail, plays Mayzie the bird in Seussical the Musical. Mayzie sings many songs...

Sprawled out on a reclined chair, Elizabeth Fasesimi sings How Lucky You Are. Decked out in rainbow feathers and a red dress, Fasesimi portrays the role of Mayzie LaBird. My favorite part about my character is that she does what she wants to do, Fasesimi said. Along the way she knows she did something bad. She just wants the best for her egg.

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Sprawled out on a reclined chair, Elizabeth Fasesimi sings "How Lucky You Are". Decked out in rainbow feathers and a red dress, Fasesimi portrays the role of Mayzie LaBird. "My favorite part about my character...

Backed up by Thing 1 and Thing 2, Corvus Mckay performs his role as The Cat In the Hat. McKays character narrates the story throughout the Musical. He is explains the trial the Horton is on during the second half of the show. My favorite part about our show is the community, sophomore McKay said. I feel like weve all grown so close to each other. Ive made some really good friends through the show. Its just really fun.

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Backed up by Thing 1 and Thing 2, Corvus Mckay performs his role as The Cat In the Hat. McKay's character narrates the story throughout the Musical. He is explains the trial the Horton is on during the...

Dressed in all grey, Brady McNichol sings out to the crowd. Playing the role of Horton the Elephant, McNichol learned this role in two weeks. I got recasted two weeks before the show, which isnt the easiest thing to work with, junior McNichol said. Time has been against me from the start. I feel like Ive done well with the time I had.

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Dressed in all grey, Brady McNichol sings out to the crowd. Playing the role of Horton the Elephant, McNichol learned this role in two weeks. "I got recasted two weeks before the show, which isn't the...

Hand in Hand the Mayor of Whoville, played by sophomore  Kai Zhang and his wife, played by sophomore Jane Packer  take to the stage. They are trying to figure out their young son JoJo and how he is always thinking crazy things. “My favorite part of being in the show is just letting your inner child come out. The innocence, imagination, and fun is so energizing! Packer said. “I’m most excited for the audience to see this amazing set and costumes that our tech crew has created, they really help the show come to life!”

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Hand in Hand the Mayor of Whoville, played by sophomore Kai Zhang and his wife, played by sophomore Jane Packer take to the stage. They are trying to figure out their young son JoJo and how he is always...

Thing 1 and 2 dance onto the stage as The Cat in the Hat’s assistants at the end of the show. This scene and throughout the show was an amazing experience which needed an incredible backstage crew. These jobs include stage manager, costume designer, assistant stage manager, and many other roles. Presley Jez, the assistant stage manager says this“My favorite part is getting to be with so many nice and supportive people every single day at rehearsals and performances,” says Jez. “The thing I am most excited for is a hard question because it is all so good, but probably the song ‘All for you’. Sarah Jane sings it and she is so talented, but every single one of the actors are so amazing so every bit of the performance is enjoyable

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Thing 1 and 2 dance onto the stage as The Cat in the Hat’s assistants at the end of the show. This scene and throughout the show was an amazing experience which needed an incredible backstage crew. These...

The Jam + Toast sign shines on an ivy covered wall. The sign is located at the front of the restaurant above a photo opportunity.

A Bite of Brilliance: Jam + Toast Review

Abbie Fleeman and Kenna Thornton November 29, 2023

Jam + Toast is a charming restaurant recently opened on University Drive in Prosper, TX. They serve breakfast and lunch foods with options for in-person dining and takeout. The restaurant offers a warm...

As they sit on a prop boat, sophomore Corvus Mckay and senior Kaelin Eckels perform the last scene of Anatomy of Grey. Mckay portrays the role of Homer, a character about to sail off and start a life with Eckels character, June. I liked playing Homer because he is so simple as a person, McKay said, It was an outlook I have never looked at before. I loved playing a character like that.

Setting the Stage: Walnut Grove’s First Theatre Production

Abbie Fleeman, Section Editor November 8, 2023

The fall play, "Anatomy of Grey" debuted on Nov. 2 and 3. This production is Walnut Grove's first theatrical performance put on by Walnut Grove Theatre. Who: Walnut Grove theatre department What:...

As they stare out into the audience, junior Lydia Dellenbach and sophomore Cape Jones stand together. Dellenbach is a former member of Rock Hill theatre. Other plays she has participated in include The Sweet Science of Bruising and Matilda: The Musical. Starting our own traditions, building a positive and welcoming community, and always giving our best efforts and attitudes is going to make theatre at the Grove the best it can be. said Dellenbach.

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As they stare out into the audience, junior Lydia Dellenbach and sophomore Cape Jones stand together. Dellenbach is a former member of Rock Hill theatre. Other plays she has participated in include The...

Eyes to the sky, senior Kaelin Eckels character, June prays for something new to happen in her simple town. As she writes, the character Rebekah played by sophomore Sarah Hanchey watches. Due to many of us coming from different schools and different theatre experiences, I believe the process of Anatomy of Gray has united us under one theatre program, said Hanchey, and set forth the expectations for future productions.

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Eyes to the sky, senior Kaelin Eckels' character, June prays for something new to happen in her simple town. As she writes, the character Rebekah played by sophomore Sarah Hanchey watches. "Due to many...

Excited, Stockdale (left) and Easley (right) are cheered on at the forthcoming pep rally. The pep rally took place after the forthcoming parade. Our next pep rally is blackout themed on October 27th.

From Classroom to Crown: Meet Walnut Grove’s First Mr. and Ms. Wildcat

Abbie Fleeman, Section Editor October 20, 2023

Neon lights flare at the forthcoming pep rally as Ms. Stockdale and Mr. Easley run into the arena. Smiles lighten their faces, crowns sparkle on their heads, and student cheers echo a thundering chorus....

In Your Head ep. 1: Mental health in sports

Abbie Fleeman, Section Editor September 26, 2023

Host: Abbie Fleeman Guest: Rainey Pennington Producer: Abbie Fleeman Series summary: Abbie covers all kinds of mental health topics by learning about other people's unique experiences and opinions.

With handmade signs, sophomore Dane Miller (left) and freshman Ava Fatiregun (right) stand at the USA pep rally promoting school spirit. The Best Buddies club attended the event together. The next Walnut Grove pep rally is October 4th for the forthcoming football game.

The Best Buddies club strives to create friendships

Abbie Fleeman, Section Editor September 22, 2023

The Best Buddies Club is in the stands decked out in red, white and blue to match the U.S.A. pep rally theme.    Dressed in colorful necklaces and headbands, they watch the drill team dance and jump...

Catching her breath, Paige Pala, a junior, looks around, preparing for another offensive play. “I think our first home tournament went really well,” Pala said. “We stayed undefeated in that time and we went against Prosper and Midway [on] the same day and that was really tough.” Pala is the Varsity Water Polo co-captain, along with Harper Collins, junior varsity water polo player, and Kajsa Brinkerhoff, senior varsity water polo player.

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Catching her breath, Paige Pala, a junior, looks around, preparing for another offensive play. “I think our first home tournament went really well,” Pala said. “We stayed undefeated in that time...

Assessing his surroundings, senior Joel Peterson, a varsity boys water polo player, gets ready to make a shot against Prosper. Water polo boys beat Prosper 8-5, but lost later in the tournament 14-8. Girls water polo won 6-4. “We learned a lot from playing them,” Harper Collins, a junior and former Prosper player, said. “We learned good technique, good strategies, and ways to keep our composure. We learned how to play at a good, strong pace, and how to come out of the water strong.” Both varsity water polo teams play Prosper later this season.

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Assessing his surroundings, senior Joel Peterson, a varsity boys water polo player, gets ready to make a shot against Prosper. Water polo boys beat Prosper 8-5, but lost later in the tournament 14-8. Girls...

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