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Signing Day

Maiya Pena, Caytlin Willis, Helena Johnson, Jordon Lewis, Jessica Soders, Triniti Charles, Kayla Pilson

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Feburary 6 at Delmar Stadium, 150 Houston ISD student athletes continuing their athletic careers in college signed their letters of intent. Guest speaker Ruthie Bolton, a 2 time Olympian, spoke to the spectacular athletes preparing them for their journey into college sports. Ruthie Bolton informed the athletes that “only you need to believe in yourself” to achieve success and gave all of them her memoir “The Ride of a Lifetime”.

Westside had many athletes honored, Volleyball player Maiya Pena, who signed to UT Tyler, expressed her congratulations to everyone who signed, “It’s a huge accomplishment. We get to go to school to do what we love.” Alex Bihn, a baseball player who signed to Trinity University, expressed his excitement for him and his teammates who will also be playing ball in college, “It’s a great feeling. We have been working hard for this for a long time and we are excited to play with each other this last year.”

Maiya Pena, Caytlin Willis, Helena Johnson, Jordon Lewis, Jessica Soders, Triniti Charles, Kayla Pilson

The volleyball and basketball girls celebrating on signing day!

In the audience there was both tears and smiles, Basketball player Jordan Lewis, who signed to La Salle University, said,”On the court you know it’s competition, but off the court we’re very happy for everyone signing today”.

Westside would like to say congratulations to all those who signed, you’ve all earned it!


Allanya Lister: Missouri Valley University / Olivet College

John Joseph:  Kilgore College

Bennie Clark:  Louisiana College / Howard Payne University

Christian Rogers:  Bayou Prep School / Olivet College

Kerry Smith:  Texas Lutheran University

Jalen Waddy:  University of Texas Permian Basin

Traelyn Marsh:  Texas Lutheran University / Austin College


Austin Hill:  Dallas Baptist University


Max Mazoch:  Southwestern University

Ethan Zornosa:  Texas A&M University


Shaska Davis:  University of Louisiana Monroe

Maiya Pena:  University of Texas at Tyler

Caytlin Willis: Edwards Waters College

Girls Basketball:

Helena Johnson:  Blinn Junior College

Kayla Pilson:  Air Force Academy

Triniti Charles:  Neosho Junior College

Jessica Soders:  Blinn Junior College / Nevada University / Prarie View A&M

Jordon Lewis:  LaSalle University

Girls Soccer:

Faith Farmer:  University of Texas in Dallas


Alex Bihn

Trinity University, Cedar Valley Junior College, Panola Junior College

Sam Dedivitus: Letourneau University

Zarian Forde: University of St. Thomas , Cedar Valley Junior College, Alabama St. University, Panola Junior College, Angelina Junior College

Gerik Grabowski: University of Texas at Dallas

Conley Strange:Frank Phillips Junior College


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Bailee Jackson is a senior at Westside. This is her third year in on the Howler News staff,  and she's excited for what this year has in store! Outside...

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