Westwood Horizon

Spanish Honor Society Collects Coats for Kids

By Michael Cravey

November 18, 2013


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The Westwood Spanish Honor Society is requesting the aid of the school faculty, student body, and their friends and families with the 2013 Coats for Kids School Drive and Competition. In an effort to keep children warm this winter, many of whom might otherwise fall prey to the cold, the honor society...

Bohls, Golden Visit J-1 Class

By Lanie Catuogno

November 14, 2013


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Local celebrities Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden, who write sports columns for the Austin American-Statesman, visited Mrs. Melanie Catuogno's Journalism 1 class Thursday to talk about sportswriting.  "None of us are really experts on sports,"  Catuogno said. "I was very excited to have some professiona...

Library to Host Game Night

By Lanie Catuogno

November 13, 2013


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Westwood Speech and Debate Conquers Again

By lindayoowestwood

November 13, 2013


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On November 8 to 9, the Westwood Speech and Debate team attended 3 tournaments: Round Rock HS, Springwoods HS, and the Hockadebate Invitational. Overall, the debate team won 2nd place sweepstakes at Round Rock HS, along with other individual successes. Seniors Terisha Kolencherry and Linda Yoo qualified...

Outreach and Red Cross Club Volunteer for the Cure

By stephenchao

November 12, 2013


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Outreach and Red Cross Club both volunteered at the Race for the Cure food stations on Sunday, November 10, from 6 to 10 a.m. Students worked to organize each table of snacks and beverages and handed out food to runners after the race began. The run helped raise awareness and funds for the fight agains...

“The Crane Wife” Flies into Westwood

By Mackenzie Farkus, Editor in Chief

November 8, 2013


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On Monday, November 18 at 6 and 7:30 p.m., the Children’s Theatre class is performing The Crane Wife in the cafeteria. The Crane Wife is a Japanese folktale about a peasant who saves an injured crane only to find a beautiful woman -- the crane -- hours later at his door. The Tech Theatre I class has...

Westwood Speech and Debate team wins 2nd place sweepstakes

By lindayoowestwood

November 5, 2013


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The Westwood Debate team attended the Austin SFA HS tournament on November 1 to 2. Overall, the debate team won 2nd place sweepstakes. Currently, multiple students are qualified for the TFA state competition in Houston that is held in March. This week, the debate team will attend the Roundrock HS tournament,...

Westwood Model United Nations attends the Baylor MUN conference

By lindayoowestwood

October 30, 2013


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The Westwood Model United Nations club traveled to Baylor University on October 26 to compete at the Baylor Model United Nations High School Conference. The club received honorable mention of delegation, and Linda Yoo received Outstanding Delegation in Committee for the World Health Organization. Club...

HOSA Members Volunteer at YMCA Spooktacular

By vikasreddy15

October 30, 2013


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   Westwood students attended the YMCA annual Spooktacular event on October 25 as part of a HOSA club awareness event. This event is held yearly and is a carnival where there are games,contests, and candy.  Members of the club HOSA( Health Occupational Students of America) volunteered to teach the...

Education in a Digital Age

By Tristan Seifert

October 24, 2013


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Technology is an integral part of the lifestyle of today’s population. With many people depending on their smartphones to communicate with friends, almost everyone uses the Internet. Not only can this advancement of technology be a useful tool to organize social gatherings, but it can also serve as a lea...

“Wonder” chosen as part of RRISD reading initiative

By Michael Cravey

October 23, 2013


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Pick up a free copy of “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio in the library and be a part of the community-wide “One Book, One District” reading initiative for the 2013-14 school year! No, you do not have to return it. Instead, Deputy Superintendent of Administration and Instruction Dr. Martha Salazar-Za...

Westwood Debate Succeeds In Tournaments

By lindayoowestwood

October 23, 2013


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The Westwood Debate team attended the Bellaire HS tournament, the Lake Travis HS tournament, and the St. Mark's School of Texas Invitational, all in the same weekend. At two of the three tournaments, the Westwood Debate Team had individuals who acquired bids to the Tournament of Champions; debaters have...