Greeney shows off her skills in athletics and the arts at Willis High


During her final semester as Wildkat, Greeney kept very busy, competing in the pool with swimming, performing on stage in Grease as the Pink Lady, preparing for college cello auditions, and being part of the National Honor Society.

“I’ve always been the type of person to do whatever I have time for,” Greeney said with a laugh.

Let’s start with the pool.

Greeney competes in the 100 yard butterfly and backstroke races individually, then with the team in the 200 yard medley and freestyle and 400 yard freestyle. She entered her senior season as the current school record holder in backstroke (1:02.80) and part of the 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle record-holding teams as well.

The 400-yard freestyle team made it to the regional swim meet in 2021 and placed eighth after a third-place finish in the district.

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“Our goal in entering the region is to do our best and break another record,” Greeney said.

So what about all those other talents?

Music has always been part of Greeney’s life. In elementary school she played the piano, then in fifth grade she enrolled in the school’s string program and started playing the cello.

“I started playing it and loved it,” she said of the cello. “I continued with that.”

Sticking to the cello will pay off this spring as she auditions for Trinity University, Sam Houston and Texas State University to take her music career to the next level.

Since arriving at Willis High School last year, Greeney hasn’t stopped trying new things.

Last year, she joined the choir for the first time and continued this activity this year. The new line on her resume in 2022 is performing in a musical. “A lot of friends were doing it,” Greeney said.

“A lot of my friends are on the show or auditioned. I knew a lot of people on the tech team, and they were like, ‘You should audition.’ Two days before, I was like, ‘I’m going to do’. Here we are three months later and I’m in a musical and about to perform.

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“It’s a lot of fun, I’ve met a lot of really cool people and had a lot of different opportunities. I’ve never done a musical before, and it’s been a fun experience.

Even though Greeney has only been at Willis High for two years, the senior hopes everyone will remember her for her positivity and a saying she says before every dip in the pool, which could also serve as a lesson. of life.

“Something I say before I go in a race is ‘whatever happens, happens,'” she said. “Even if I do badly in the race, it helps me not to get upset. I hope people will remember what I always said and how I did it.

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