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Students Triumph at SkillsUSA NLSC

Students Triumph at SkillsUSA NLSC

Jenny Xu, Executive Editor
July 3, 2017
Filed under School News, Showcase

From June 19-23, over 16,000 students, teachers, and business professionals attended SkillsUSA’s National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) in Louisville. The annual contest began on Tuesday with the opening ceremony, while competition commenced the following day, with events ranging fro...

Mr. and Miss Westwood ’17 Announced

Mr. and Miss Westwood ’17 Announced

Hailin Zhang, Managing Editor
June 9, 2017
Filed under School News

This year at Westwood, students and administration strived to create a culture -- aiming for an environment where students can foster a variety of talents -- reflective of the school’s academic, athletic, and moral strength. As the second semester comes to an end, the nomination of Mr. and Miss West...

Warrior Fest Proves Successful for Thirst Project

Warrior Fest Proves Successful for Thirst Project

Katie Chung, Video Editor
June 5, 2017
Filed under School News, Showcase, Video

Music: "Upbeat Forever" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Organized by the National Honor Society (NHS), the fourth annual Warrior Fest took place on Friday, May 26 after school. The yearly fundraiser’s proceeds go toward t...

Aditya Parulekar ’18 Selected to U.S. Physics Team

Aditya Parulekar ’18 Selected to U.S. Physics Team

Emily Lu
May 22, 2017
Filed under School News

Only the most talented minds are selected to represent the nation at the International Physics Olympiad. From the thousands of high school students from across the nation that take the initial test, the F=ma, only a couple hundred advance to the next round of competition. A mere top 20 scores from that ...

Engineering Seniors Present Capstone Project

Engineering Seniors Present Capstone Project

Nicole Souydalay, Page Editor
May 22, 2017
Filed under School News

Engineering Design and Development students gave presentations to parents and peers from Monday, May 15 to Wednesday, May 17. The presentations were to showcase a capstone project the students worked on over the year. The project had the students go through the design process of engineering, up to c...

DECA Members Dominate at ICDC

DECA Members Dominate at ICDC

Jenny Xu
May 8, 2017
Filed under School News, Showcase

Every year, thousands of high school students, advisers, and business professionals attend Distributive Education Clubs of America’s (DECA) international conference, where students have the opportunity to compete against the world’s best in business-related events. Those who qualified for the...

RoundRockISD Proposes New Bond

RoundRockISD Proposes New Bond

Lizzie Deal, Reporter
May 5, 2017
Filed under News, School News

May 6 is Election Day for Round Rock ISD’s newest proposed bond, which outlines a number of improvement projects for schools within the district. The bond is outlined to fund some much needed projects for the  district, including alleviating overpopulation at the schools by constructing a sixth high sc...

Library Hosts Book Buzz

Library Hosts Book Buzz

Elizabeth Deal, A&E Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under News, School News, Showcase

Book lovers convened in the Library Great Room on Thursday April 28 for Book Buzz. The event was hosted by publishing company Penguin Random House to get students excited about both newly published and upcoming young adult novels and comics. Not only did students leave the event with knowledge of new...

Students Attend Latin State Competition

Students Attend Latin State Competition

Lizzie Deal, Reporter
April 29, 2017
Filed under News, School News

After advancing from the Area Latin Competition, students traveled to San Antonio to participate in the state convention. While there, Latin students were able to take academic tests over Latin subjects, participate in Fine Arts contests, and sightsee.   “When we weren’t taking tests we had a f...