Westwood Horizon

Debaters Achieve Success at the McNeil Tournament

Debaters Achieve Success at the McNeil Tournament

11 hours ago

NNovice Extemporaneous Speaking 3rd Place: Bowen James 5th Place: Seyoung Ree 8th Place: Anoop Rachakonda Semi-Finalists: Brandon Shin Sharanya Karanam Akhil Bhale Samia Bruster Domestic Extemporaneous Spe...

Westwood Students Compete at DECA Districts

Westwood Students Compete at DECA Districts

By Dia Jain, Reporter

17 hours ago

Filed under Campus, Uncategorized

On Saturday, Jan. 19, students gathered in Bastrop to compete at the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) district competition. Students competed in the Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Cente...

The ‘Horizon’ Named Pacemaker Finalist

The ‘Horizon’ Named Pacemaker Finalist

January 16, 2019

The Horizon has been recently named a Pacemaker finalist by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA), the second time consecutively in the last six years of being a digital publication. In the...

Speech and Debate Competes at Churchill and University of Houston Tournaments

Speech and Debate Competes at Churchill and University of Houston Tournaments

January 14, 2019

University of Houston Varsity Policy (CX) Debate Semi-Finalists: Vikas Burugu - Daniel Shi Octo-Finalists: Vineeth Bandi - Aaron Greisdorf Shea Li Dombrowski - Hannah Liu 2nd Place Speaker Award: Vikas Burugu Chur...

DECA Students Kick Off Their Competition Season

DECA Students Kick Off Their Competition Season

January 11, 2019

Westwood DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) members worked yearlong to prepare for their competitions that began Wednesday Jan. 9 when students took their first DECA multiple choice tests. The...

Debate Students Triumph at Tournaments Over Winter Break

Debate Students Triumph at Tournaments Over Winter Break

January 9, 2019

Lake Travis Novice Extemporaneous Speaking 2nd Place: Arjun Raman 3rd Place: Daniel Chen 4th Place: Sandali Srivastava 6th Place: Sneha Bhale Semi-Finalists: Ben Farrugia Joshua King Vishal Narra Domesti...

Architecture Students Final at National Competition

December 25, 2018

The Senior Warrior Architects recently placed as finalists in the 2018 National DiscoverDesign Competition. Out of the 15 finalists, the Westwood team made up of seniors Dylan Veino, Anish D'Souza, and...

IB Students Kick Off Holiday Break with IB Ball

IB Students Kick Off Holiday Break with IB Ball

December 23, 2018

To end the semester on a good note, the International Baccalaureate Student Organization (IBSO) hosted the annual IB Ball in the atrium on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Inspired by the 2013 Met Gala, IBSO brou...

Students and Teachers Face Off at Dodgeball Fundraiser

Students and Teachers Face Off at Dodgeball Fundraiser

December 22, 2018

On Saturday, Dec. 15, the annual softball fundraiser dodgeball tournament took place in the Big Gym and featured a number of different teams, which included both students and teachers. This year was ...

National Spanish Honor Society Hosts Scavenger Hunt

National Spanish Honor Society Hosts Scavenger Hunt

December 13, 2018

The National Spanish Honor Society organized a scavenger hunt for its members after school on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Clues were in envelopes taped all around the school and directed students to different...

Academy Ambassadors Celebrate at Winter Social

Academy Ambassadors Celebrate at Winter Social

December 13, 2018

The Academy Ambassadors held their winter social on Dec. 11 with fun and festive games as well as music and great food. The party began at 4:30 p.m. and ended at 6:00 p.m. in the atrium. “The...

Debaters Triumph at University of Texas Tournament

Debaters Triumph at University of Texas Tournament

December 12, 2018

Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking 7th Place: Linette Page Semi-Finalists: Rishob Dasgupta Anurima Mummaneni Max Wolf Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking 1st Place: Anurima Mummaneni 8th Place: Emily Gao...