Westwood Horizon

Poetry Club President Reflects on Legacy

Poetry Club President Reflects on Legacy

By Atina Hartmann

May 23, 2019


Filed under Spotlight

When the bustling of after-school chatter has long faded and all the buses have rolled away, the empty halls are finally left alone. But on this particular Wednesday afternoon, not all of Westwood is vacant. Inside the dimmed English room, all the members and their president watch as one of their member...

Annual Ceremony Honors Seniors’ Achievements

Annual Ceremony Honors Seniors’ Achievements

By Nima Ashtari, Community & World News Editor

May 18, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Spotlight

In accordance with a yearly tradition, members of the graduating class of 2019, along with staff members and high-ranking members of the administration, gathered in the cafeteria on the evening of Friday, May 17 for the Senior awards ceremony. The ceremony is held to recognize the diverse accomplish...

New Nurse Ms. Rebecca Giguere Joins Westwood

New Nurse Ms. Rebecca Giguere Joins Westwood

By Sourav Dhar, Sports Editor

May 17, 2019


Filed under Spotlight

Ms. Rebecca Giguere has joined the Westwood staff this year as the new nurse. Previously the nurse at Timmerman Elementary School in Pflugerville ISD, Ms. Giguere made the transition to high school nursing after just two years at the elementary school level. She stepped into the permanent role as nurse...

Thirst Project Recap

Thirst Project Recap

By Anouka Saha, Morale Officer

May 17, 2019


Filed under Campus

Over the course of the year, National Honor Society (NHS) has been raising money for the Thirst Project, with the goal of building a well in Africa. Most of the money raised came from collecting change and Warrior Fest. “This year we decided to do a field day themed event with club booths, a pet...

Academy Ambassadors Gather at Spring Social

Academy Ambassadors Gather at Spring Social

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Heritage Copy Editor, Horizon Weekly Editor

May 15, 2019


Filed under Campus

  Colorful balloons and paper chains encircled the atrium as ambassadors began taking their seats for the annual Spring Social on Monday, May 13. Student ambassadors had the chance to win prizes by playing games, try line dancing with the Ballroom Dancing Club, eat pizza, and hang out with...

Denver Decriminalizes Psychedelic Mushrooms

Denver Decriminalizes Psychedelic Mushrooms

By Sara Momin, Assistant Community & World News Editor

May 14, 2019


Filed under Community & World

Six years since the revolutionary decree to legalize marijuana in Colorado, Denver has now voted to decriminalize hallucinogenic psilocybin mushrooms. While criminal penalties for drug use have decreased consistently across the US in the last few years, Denver will become the first city in America to de...

Librarians Host Annual Book Buzz

Librarians Host Annual Book Buzz

By Rosie Deal, Heritage Sports Coordinator

May 13, 2019


Filed under Campus

The annual Book Buzz was held in the library after school on Tuesday, April 30 for students interested in reading and hearing about newly released books. The Book Buzz was held to raise awareness for upcoming authors and to present new books to avid readers. Students came to listen to a presentat...

Therapy Pet Pals Visit Student Body

Therapy Pet Pals Visit Student Body

By Anouka Saha, Morale Officer

May 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, Video

To relieve stress caused by upcoming AP and IB exams, student council let students play with dogs brought by Therapy Pet Pals of Texas on Thursday, May 2. In total, there were five dogs, of different breeds and sizes, but they were all eager to give and receive love from the students of Westwood...

Seniors Sign College Banner

Seniors Sign College Banner

By Lizzie Deal, Managing Editor

May 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, Video

  To celebrate College Decision Day, seniors signed a large banner on Wednesday, May 1 to indicate which college or university they will be attending next year. School emblems were hand drawn on the banner by Lead Counselor Holly Browning, and students could sign the banner all day in th...

Ambassadors Attend Partner Appreciation Night

Ambassadors Attend Partner Appreciation Night

By Ian Drerup, Reporter

May 2, 2019


Filed under Campus

On Wednesday, April 24, Ms. Lucy Sanchez welcomed students and teachers to the cafeteria for Partner and Volunteer Appreciation Night. The event was to thank the Ambassadors for the volunteer work they’ve done in the school. Mr. Brian McDonough started the night off by sharing some of the volunteer p...

Students Celebrate Their Academic Achievements

Students Celebrate Their Academic Achievements

By Audrey Lemen, Index Manager

May 1, 2019


Filed under Campus

On Thursday, April 25, proud parents and students gathered in the Big Gym to celebrate their academic achievements in achieving a 4.0 average in the first semester. The event was for underclassmen and juniors, with seniors already having their grades frozen. Before the ceremony began, some stu...

2018 Heritage Recognized for Yearbook Excellence

2018 Heritage Recognized for Yearbook Excellence

By Lizzie Deal, Managing Editor

April 30, 2019


Filed under Campus, Showcase

The Heritage yearbook staff has been recognized by Balfour Yearbooks with the Best award for its outstanding contribution to scholastic journalism, and the 2018 Heritage is also featured in the 2019 Yearbook Yearbook. "Congratulations on creating a book that documents the history of your school while telling...