The Wildcat

PetralieJo Wurtz
 Senior PetralieJo Wurtz has not just an interesting name, but an interesting life story. Adopted when he was two years old, Wurtz  left his orphanage in Russia to start a great adventure with his new family in the United States; which is something that he is excited about even to this day.

    Wurtz is a passionate photographer who likes to walk around and capture the movement in his surroundings with an explorer soul. His favorite types of photography are nature, night, travel, modeling, portrait, events, vintage theme and wildlife photography. During his free time, he enjoys listening to many types of music, such as jazz, electronic dance music, and sometimes classic rock and roll. Other activities he enjoys are letting his energy out by jogging or biking through his neighborhood, and exploring the Lake of the Ozarks on a kayak or a paddle board. Others hobbies are collecting vintage antiques, crystal rocks, paintings, and artifacts from around the world. 

   He has been serving as a staff writer and photographer for The Wildcat for three years, since his sophomore year. He delivers bold pictures that reveal he is not afraid of going to unusual spots to get the perfect framing. For his senior year, Wurtz was chosen to be the staff photo editor, and he’s excited to help others to capture the understanding of photography and prepared to face whatever challenges will come in his way for his last year. 

   Wurtz claims, with a smile on his face, that he has no fears, just a lot of dreams. He plans on attending college, either College of the Ozarks or University of Central Missouri, after graduating from high school. He plans to study law in college and join the Missouri State Highway Patrol. He is also interested in studying aviation and becoming a pilot during his college years.  

PetralieJo Wurtz, Photo Editor

Sep 27, 2019
Wildcats show school pride going decades back in time (Media)
Sep 03, 2019
Students take on new roles, challenges as they embark upon a new school year (Media)
May 15, 2019
Four graduates look forward to collegiate athletics (Story)
May 14, 2019
Lasting memories made at special prom night in Preston (Media)
Apr 30, 2019
One Wild Bohemian Night (Story)
Apr 24, 2019
Classroom snacks cause distraction, promote unhealthy habits (Story)
Apr 06, 2019
Home-schooling provides advantage, flexibility for families. (Story)
Jan 29, 2019
Debate: Are memes good for society? (Story)
Dec 18, 2018
The Magic of Giving: True meaning of Santa Claus revealed as students mature (Story)
Dec 05, 2018
Students celebrate veterans in annual assembly (Media)
Oct 23, 2018
Senior class takes back-to-back win for Homecoming 2018 (Media)
Oct 23, 2018
College Fair provides students with career options (Media)
Sep 25, 2018
Cross country runners overcome obstacles (Story)
May 16, 2018
Seniors reflect on their favorite memories from their last prom (Media)
May 11, 2018
Scenes from Prom (Story)
Mar 26, 2018
Junior showcases responsibility, respect (Story)
Feb 28, 2018
Students change their lifestyle in college (Story)
Dec 08, 2017
Parent-teacher conference attendance drops off in high school (Story)
Nov 28, 2017
Close family bond leads to student success. (Story)
Nov 20, 2017
Students explore colleges at October college fair (Media)
Nov 03, 2017
Students practice cyber security (Story)
Oct 26, 2017
Students rush through lunch. (Story)
Sep 28, 2017
Advisory changes aim to focus on academic time (Story)
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