Westwood Horizon

The Smash Club Competes for Virtual Virtue

The Smash Club Competes for Virtual Virtue

January 10, 2020

Members from all grade levels are “button mashing” up a storm after school. Every Thursday, Mr. Bradley’s room shrouds away their history textbooks and becomes a virtual battlefield for one of t...

Kiana Graham ‘20 Named Girls Tennis Athlete of the Decade by the Austin American-Statesman

Kiana Graham ‘20 Named Girls Tennis Athlete of the Decade by the Austin American-Statesman

January 1, 2020

As the year came to a close, the Austin American-Statesman recognized the top high school athletes in Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) sports, celebrating their efforts and achievements in a ...

Hanna Hoogendam ‘21 Places in Rowing Regatta

Hanna Hoogendam ‘21 Places in Rowing Regatta

December 10, 2019

For over a year, Hanna Hoogendam ‘21 has been competing at rowing regattas across the country. This included her competing at the Head of the Charles Regatta (HOCR) on Oct. 19 to Oct. 20, in spi...

Aaron Slack ’20 Earns First Chair Trombone at All-State Competition

Aaron Slack ’20 Earns First Chair Trombone at All-State Competition

December 6, 2019

After weeks of practice and hard work, Aaron Slack ‘20 became first chair trombone in the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State Jazz Band competition. Slack was constantly under pres...

RJ Martinez ’21 Breaks Records in Shootout Against Cedar Ridge

RJ Martinez ’21 Breaks Records in Shootout Against Cedar Ridge

November 14, 2019

In an explosive battle against Cedar Ridge, RJ Martinez ‘21 smashed the Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) record for most pass attempts in a game with a whopping 76. The statistic puts him in d...

Oliver Yu ’20 Receives Spectrum Scholar Athlete Scholarship

Oliver Yu ’20 Receives Spectrum Scholar Athlete Scholarship

November 9, 2019

Spectrum News Austin announced that Oliver Yu ‘20 was the first recipient of their Scholar Athlete Program scholarship. Yu was recognized for his achievements on the gridiron and in the classroom, and will ...

Humans of Westwood: Mason Fruge ’21

Humans of Westwood: Mason Fruge ’21

November 8, 2019

“For years and years I was notoriously known as ‘That Annoying Kid.’ I talked a lot, a little too much, everybody hated it, then one day I decided I wasn’t going to talk so much. I would try to...

Humans of Westwood: Gabriel Beitia ’20

Humans of Westwood: Gabriel Beitia ’20

October 22, 2019

“For about two and a half years I lived with my dad and essentially raised my little sister Veronica. My little sister never recognized my talents in raising her and she idolized my dad despite the fac...

Humans of Westwood: Sophia Bombach ’21

Humans of Westwood: Sophia Bombach ’21

October 9, 2019

"When I was really young my family and I went to Krispy Kreme. It was about to rain that night and my mom saw something running back and forth from a drainage ditch, so she made us stop the car. She went...

From Goldman Sachs to Westwood: Mr. Orlando Andrade

From Goldman Sachs to Westwood: Mr. Orlando Andrade

October 8, 2019

Mr. Orlando Andrade has a diverse career experience, from working 72 hours at an investment banking firm every week, to teaching business and Spanish classes at high schools. He got his undergraduate degree...

Ms. Jesica Cuellar Joins Westwood Faculty

Ms. Jesica Cuellar Joins Westwood Faculty

September 23, 2019

Ms. Jesica Cuellar recently joined Westwood as an assistant principal in the Courage office. She comes with many years of experience as a teacher and assistant principal at other schools. Prior to comi...

Ms. Joy Windell is Welcomed to the Westwood Family

Ms. Joy Windell is Welcomed to the Westwood Family

September 19, 2019

Ms. Joy Windell recently joined Westwood as an AP Computer Science A and Computer Science I teacher. Originally from El Paso, TX, she is entering her 13th year of teaching.  Studying math and computer ...