The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

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The Educationist team comprises of Co-founders Aaditya Ganesan '23 and Nikhil Devaraj '23, President Brian Jeon '23, and McNeil High School student and Vice President Aniruddh Mishra '23. The organization focuses on providing accessible tutoring to children in India. Photo courtesy of Aniruddh Mishra.

Educationist Expands Digital Tutoring Services in India Amidst Pandemic

By Triambika Dinakaran, Reporter May 31, 2021

With the upheaval of traditional, in-person education due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students all around the world are faced with a newfound lack of educational resources to facilitate their learning in...

The Balfour publishing company recently recognized the 2020 edition of the Heritage for excellence.

2020 Yearbook Recognized for Excellence

By Hannah McDonough, Reporter May 31, 2021

The 2020 edition of Heritage was recently recognized for excellence by the Balfour yearbook publishing company. The theme of the yearbook was “2020 vision”, so each copy included a pair of 3D glasses...

Class of 2021 Makes College Decisions

By Chloe Boyd, Reporter May 24, 2021

As the school year comes to a close, many seniors have committed to various colleges and universities all over the world. While the majority of students are continuing their education in Texas, several...

Sneha Nangunoori '23 is looking forward to embracing on-campus activities at Westwood in 11th grade.

Sophomore Sneha Nangunoori Embraces American Education During Pandemic

By Triambika Dinakaran, Reporter May 23, 2021

When Sneha Nangunoori ‘23 prepared to move to the United States this March, she had no idea of the massive hurdle that lay ahead of her: adapting to high school in a new country in the middle of a global...

Working hard to invest and profit throughout the year, Joshua David LeRoy ‘22 wins the year long competition of “The Stock Market Game”. He started with $100k in August 2020, and ended with over $300k in April 2021. “I learned a lot about investing from both my experiences this year and from my time in the Money Matters personal finance class.” LeRoy said.

Junior Wins Year Long Stock Market Game

By Kumud Arora, Reporter May 18, 2021

Joshua David LeRoy ‘22 recently won the year long competition of The Stock Market Game in April. The Stock Market Game is an online simulation of the global capital markets where students between the...

Seniors will participate in the annual senior walk to feeder elementary and middle schools on Tuesday, May 25, and Wednesday, May 26.

Seniors Prepare for Annual Senior Walk

By Amy Simon, Opinions Editor May 14, 2021

Seniors will be able to participate in the annual senior walk to feeder elementary and middle schools which was cancelled last year due to the pandemic. Although the on-campus attendance rates are lower...

Warrior Pride team members pose together. Since the performance was virtual this year, they hosted

Merge Event Brings Dancers Together During Pandemic

By Kumud Arora, Reporter May 14, 2021

The annual dance event “The Merge'' hosted by Warrior Pride, SunDancers and Cheer was held virtually this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. The dance performances were recorded separately and the...

The Ambulance Drone by Arjun Kurkal ‘21, Eric Breyer ‘21, Joseph Nuccitelli ‘21, and Antonio Ayala ‘21.

Engineering Students Give Final Presentations of Year

By Lipika Chatur, Reporter May 12, 2021

Engineering Design and Development (EDD) students gave their final presentations on Thursday, Apr. 22, and Friday, Apr 23. After their preliminary design review, which occurred mid-school year, they...

Yearbook Distribution to be Held This Week

Yearbook Distribution to be Held This Week

By Nivrithi Kuttuva, Dreamcatcher Poetry & Prose Editor May 9, 2021

The Heritage yearbook distribution event will be held in the Fieldhouse Gym Foyer from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, May 10, and Tuesday, May 11. Students who purchased a yearbook must bring a form of ID...

Senior Cap and Gown Pickup Day Approaches

Senior Cap and Gown Pickup Day Approaches

By Nivrithi Kuttuva, Dreamcatcher Poetry & Prose Editor April 30, 2021

On Monday, May 3, from 12:30-4:00 p.m., seniors will have the opportunity to pick up their cap and gown, awards, graduation cords, and medals at the front of the school. A DJ will be present to play music,...

Senior Parents and Students to Host Private Prom

Senior Parents and Students to Host Private Prom

By Nashitha Azeez, Dreamcatcher Assistant Editor April 12, 2021

A few senior parents and students have planned a private senior prom as a result of the school prom’s cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are planning to hold the prom at the Oasis on Saturday,...

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