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Ms. Holly Browning Steps Up as Lead Counselor

Ms. Holly Browning Steps Up as Lead Counselor

Emily Lu, Editor in Chief
August 14, 2017
Filed under School News

A change in the counseling department will take place for the 2017-2018 school year. Ms. Holly Browning, who served as an alpha counselor in the past, will now be working as the lead counselor. “A lead counselor, in my mind, is not only a student advocate, but they’re the counselor advocate,” Ms. Br...

Becky Donald Announced as Area Superintendent of Westwood Learning Community

Becky Donald Announced as Area Superintendent of Westwood Learning Community

Emily Lu, Editor in Chief
August 10, 2017
Filed under School News

For the upcoming school year, Superintendent Dr. Steve Flores has announced a new Area Superintendent of Learning Community model. This model provides each high school along with its feeder schools with an administrative leader, and Westwood has the privilege of being supported by former principal M...

Ms. Erin Campbell Returns to Westwood as Assistant Principal

Ms. Erin Campbell Returns to Westwood as Assistant Principal

Amy Vo, School News Editor
August 2, 2017
Filed under School News, Showcase

When Ms. Erin Campbell decided to apply for the assistant principal position at Westwood, it was a family decision. Her first day away from being assistant principal at Anderson High School would also be the first day that she and her husband didn’t work at the same school. However, after successfully passing the hir...

Students Triumph at SkillsUSA NLSC

Students Triumph at SkillsUSA NLSC

Jenny Xu, Executive Editor
July 3, 2017
Filed under School News, Showcase

From June 19-23, over 16,000 students, teachers, and business professionals attended SkillsUSA’s National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) in Louisville. The annual contest began on Tuesday with the opening ceremony, while competition commenced the following day, with events ranging fro...

Mr. and Miss Westwood ’17 Announced

Mr. and Miss Westwood ’17 Announced

Hailin Zhang, Managing Editor
June 9, 2017
Filed under School News

This year at Westwood, students and administration strived to create a culture -- aiming for an environment where students can foster a variety of talents -- reflective of the school’s academic, athletic, and moral strength. As the second semester comes to an end, the nomination of Mr. and Miss West...

Warrior Fest Proves Successful for Thirst Project

Warrior Fest Proves Successful for Thirst Project

Katie Chung, Video Editor
June 5, 2017
Filed under School News, Showcase, Video

Music: "Upbeat Forever" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Organized by the National Honor Society (NHS), the fourth annual Warrior Fest took place on Friday, May 26 after school. The yearly fundraiser’s proceeds go toward t...

Aditya Parulekar ’18 Selected to U.S. Physics Team

Aditya Parulekar ’18 Selected to U.S. Physics Team

Emily Lu
May 22, 2017
Filed under School News

Only the most talented minds are selected to represent the nation at the International Physics Olympiad. From the thousands of high school students from across the nation that take the initial test, the F=ma, only a couple hundred advance to the next round of competition. A mere top 20 scores from that ...

Engineering Seniors Present Capstone Project

Engineering Seniors Present Capstone Project

Nicole Souydalay, Page Editor
May 22, 2017
Filed under School News

Engineering Design and Development students gave presentations to parents and peers from Monday, May 15 to Wednesday, May 17. The presentations were to showcase a capstone project the students worked on over the year. The project had the students go through the design process of engineering, up to c...

DECA Members Dominate at ICDC

DECA Members Dominate at ICDC

Jenny Xu
May 8, 2017
Filed under School News, Showcase

Every year, thousands of high school students, advisers, and business professionals attend Distributive Education Clubs of America’s (DECA) international conference, where students have the opportunity to compete against the world’s best in business-related events. Those who qualified for the...