Good News Only: Cheer, Golf, Drama, Clubs & More


The cheer team recently attended the State competition in Tulsa and came back with third place. On Saturday, September 25th, the team cheered their hearts out and their hard work paid off.

“It feels like we’ve accomplished something. We’ve worked through the difficulties the year has provided and we’ve come closer as a team,” sophomore Matthew Carmen said.


And another hole-in-one for this young golf player! After playing golf for seven years, junior Jaeya Mathis received the offer of a lifetime to compete in a golf tournament in sunny California. After being announced on television as one of two juniors chosen for the tournament, Mathis competed in the Pure Insurance Championship and finished with a score of -6.

“It made me feel like all of my hard work has paid off from all these years,” Mathis said.


Black Student Union (BSU), Key Club, HOPE Club, and Anti-Slavery Project all stepped up to the plate to spread a positive message to the community. On Wednesday, September 29th, all four groups held a chalking social outside the main entrance of the school. They left behind hotlines, motivational messages and more uplifting inspirations for students to walk by every morning.

“It was nice to see all these different clubs and organizations working together on a project,” BSU Vice President junior Jasmine Crabbe said.

Fast-Pitch Softball

Another grand slam for softball. Softball recently competed in Regionals and advanced to State. The tournament was held at Westmoore on October 6th through the 8th. The team managed to go head to head with three other teams and won. “Regionals definitely made us a lot closer. We worked very hard during our season to make it to our position in the postseason, all of our hard work has paid off,” junior Kennedy Lord said.


And that’s a wrap! On October 9th Westmoore Drama competed in the OSSAA One Act Regional Competition. Up against Choctaw, Mcalister, and Shawnee, they placed third and are currently advancing to state with their play “When Bad Things Happen To Good Actors.”

“It felt very rewarding to place and make it to state because it validated all of the effort put in and the time we spent working on it,” senior Julia Gunter said.


Get ready to dance! Pom hosted a dance clinic for kindergarten through eighth grade. The team taught a dance to the kids, who then performed it at the Homecoming game. “It felt really good. I know a lot of the girls don’t get to go to a dance studio, so at least having one day where they can come and dance is good. These girls really love to dance,” junior Kylie Echard, a pom squad member, said.

Speech and Debate

Speech and Debate has held a grand legacy over the past couple years. With six state titles under their belt, they have made an impact at every competition. Led by Coach Billy Ellis, the team has won state, regionals, and has had national qualifiers and placers. Their determination grows bigger and bigger every year.

“The legacy of Speech is one that we’ve had to protect and uphold. The people that came before us built this program, and we protect it. Speech is so much more than competition. It is a community. It is crazy to step into a team that is very nationally competitive and reigning state champions. It’s our job to protect that,” senior Harper May said.