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Escorted by her friend C/AB Myah Kapavik 27, C/TSgt Aliyah Mohammed 24 walks through the saber arc. Senior cadets were recognized during the ball by walking through the saber arc.

AFJROTC Cadets Shine at “Starry Night” Military Ball

Sarah Jung, Reporter March 4, 2024

On Saturday, March 2, Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) cadets and faculty members assembled in the cafeteria for their annual military ball, held in collaboration with Hutto...

Posing for a photo along with other debaters, Anushka Gupta 26 smiles with her trophy. One of three sophomores invited to this prestigious debate tournament, Gupta advanced to the semi-finals of the competition.

Debaters Anushka Gupta ’25 and Kate Peckham ’24 Compete at Round Robin Tournament

Bella Yi, Reporter March 3, 2024

On Saturday, February 10, Hendrickson High School was adorned with Valentine’s Day-themed decorations, including red tablecloths, paper heart cutouts, and garlands. Tables were lined with cups of coffee,...

Standing on stage, National French Honors Society (SHF) inductees hold their candles and listen to a speech by president of SHF Nitya Khurana 24. Proudly inducting new members, Khurana highlighted the value of continuing on learning the French language.

SHF Inducts New Members at Annual Ceremony

Lena Boas, Extras Editor February 29, 2024

On Tuesday, Feb. 20, National French Honor Society (Société Honoraire de Français or SHF) inducted over 30 new members who displayed an exemplary academic record in French III or above. As inductees...

Posing for a photo, Valentines Day Dance participants come together to celebrate the holiday. An annual district-wide dance, StuCo organized this event for students with special needs.

StuCo Organizes Annual Valentine’s Day Dance

Sabareesh Dinakaran, Reporter February 28, 2024

On Wednesday, Feb. 21, Student Council (StuCo) hosted their annual Valentine’s Dance for students with special needs from high schools throughout the district. After the event was discontinued during...

Paintbrush in hand, Jennifer Rong ‘25 creates a flower design on a plate. Wrong created multiple pieces at the event. “I wanted to come to the fundraiser because it’s a really fun club and it’s a really good way to destress after a long week,” Rong said.

Ceramics Club Paints Pottery at Valentine’s Fundraiser

Caelyn Swendner, Heritage Assistant Editor February 26, 2024

After weeks of preparation, Ceramics Club hosted their first fundraiser in sponsor Ms. Cari Washburn’s room on Friday, Feb. 9. Selling various ceramic pieces like mugs, plates, bowls, and conversation...

Among the aisles of HEB, Ishira Limaye 25 poses for a selfie. For an assignment in TAG AP Language, Mr. Chalks students went to the grocery store alone as a real-life application of topics discussed in their current reading, The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare.

TAG AP Language Students Go Shopping

Prima Changwatchai, Community & World News Editor February 19, 2024

To fulfill an assignment from English teacher Mr. Scott Chalk due on Tuesday, Feb. 13, TAG AP Language students went grocery shopping without their parents. Students were instructed to buy at least...

Animated, AI/ML Club Vice President Aditya Madhan ‘24 leads a lesson on image classification as club members look on. Officers plan the lessons around club members previous knowledge and understanding. AI is definitely a complicated thing to teach, club President Raghav Aggarwal 24 said. I think the biggest thing is how were gonna make this complicated stuff easy to understand.”

Picture This: AI/ML Club Members Learn About Image Classification

Mayla Montgomery, Reporter February 18, 2024

On Friday, Feb. 9, members of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) Club gathered in sponsor Ms. Jennifer Howitt’s room for a lesson on image classification. Through a slideshow and presentation...

Arranged by style, the Fiber Arts Club stand displays plushies, coasters, keychains and other goods made for the sale. The first of its kind for the club, the sale allowed club members to showcase their love for craft while giving back to the community.

Wool You Be Mine: Fiber Arts Club Sells Valentine-themed Handcrafted Goods

Sophia Cortes and Katie Ring February 17, 2024
The culmination of months of hard work and cramped hands, the Westwood Fiber Arts Club opened their one-day sale in the atrium on Thursday, Feb. 8. Selling club member-made Valentine-themed crochet items such as keychains and plushies, the sale attracted attention from students and staff alike. 
Forming a pyramid formation, the Cheer team conclude their performance. Some members held the sko wood symbol, amplifying school spirit.

Students Showcase Spirit at First Pep Rally of the Semester

Tianwen Gao and Vedanti Patil February 8, 2024

Among sounds of student cheers and drumlines, on Friday, Feb. 2, students were ushered into the fieldhouse gym during flex for the first pep rally of this semester. “I think it was a lot of fun...

With attention to detail, Jatin Aggarwal 26 inserts a battery. At this competition, Tomahawk won the Design Award for their robots functional and aesthetic design.

Robotics Competes at FTC Central GEMS League Tournament

Avi Rajesh, Reporter February 7, 2024

Making Westwood history, six FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams competed in the FIRST in Texas Central GEMS League Championship and three advanced to the next level. Team Tomahawk, ranking third overall,...

Reaching for a spoon, Deborah Gutierrez 25 serves herself fruit following the induction ceremony. Food such as chips and salsa, taquitos, and cake were served to new inductees and their families.

NSHS Welcomes New Members at Induction Ceremony

Sophia Sartor, Heritage Section Editor February 4, 2024

On Thursday, Feb. 1, students filed into the cafeteria to be inducted as new members of the Diego Velasquez chapter of National Spanish Honor Society (NSHS) after school.  Families watched as the...

Standing in clean rows, AFJROTC gets in formation for their annual unit inspection from the Air Force Headquarters. The results of this inspection determined the continuation of the program, however, cadets excelled, earning the exceeds standards rating, meaning AFJROTC will continue on campus.

AFJROTC Earns “Exceeds Standards” Rating at Unit Inspection

Sarah Jung, Reporter February 2, 2024

On Wednesday, Jan. 23 the Westwood Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) cadets and sponsors assembled in the aux gym for their annual United States Air Force headquarters unit inspection....

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