Westwood Horizon

Julian Miller ‘18 Celebrates A Magical Night at Prom

Julian Miller ‘18 Celebrates A Magical Night at Prom

April 27, 2018

It’s like a scene from a movie. The godmothers, Caitlin Hernandez ‘18 and Zoë-Marie Johnson ‘18, watched over the gym in their luxurious outfits of T-shirts and jeans. Seeing how much Julian ...

Reid Harrison ’18 Wins Southwest Kia Austin T-shirt Design Contest

Reid Harrison ’18 Wins Southwest Kia Austin T-shirt Design Contest

April 10, 2018

In honor of their new dealership, Southwest Kia Austin held a T-shirt design contest for students in the surrounding area to create a new design logo, which would be printed onto hundreds of shirts and giv...

‘A Medical Miracle’: Matthew Moore ’18 Survives Against All Odds

‘A Medical Miracle’: Matthew Moore ’18 Survives Against All Odds

Emily Lu, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2018

Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

“They always tell these type of patients that you need a light at the end of the tunnel that you’re focusing on, without that there’s no motivation to work hard.” It was a long tunnel for Matthew Moore ‘18...

Neeharika Bandlapalli ’18 Gets Accepted Into Stanford University

Neeharika Bandlapalli ’18 Gets Accepted Into Stanford University

February 21, 2018

   "When I started my application, I was very pessimistic. I felt like I was wasting my time with the application. I also sort of hated myself for being full of myself, thinking that I even had a shot...

Heidi Jackson ‘19 Receives Honorable Delegate Award at Model UN Conference

Heidi Jackson ‘19 Receives Honorable Delegate Award at Model UN Conference

Sara Momin, Reporter

October 28, 2017

Filed under Spotlight

As the tired chatter draws to a close, restless teens squirmed on the hard blue chairs, waiting to go home, but riveted by the voice of the figure standing on the award ceremony stage. Then, a name wa...

Math Teacher Ms. Pamela Obarowski Transitions to Job As Instructional Coach

Math Teacher Ms. Pamela Obarowski Transitions to Job As Instructional Coach

Katie Harris, Reporter

October 5, 2017

Filed under Spotlight

For the past 12 years, Ms. Pamela Obarowski has been a dedicated teacher to the Westwood learning community, teaching everything from double block Algebra 2 to Pre-AP Geometry. However, two weeks ago, Ms. Oba...

Q&A with KyAnh Truong ’21

Q&A with KyAnh Truong ’21

Amy Ma, Reporter

September 7, 2017

Filed under Aquatics, Sports, Spotlight

Q: When did you start swimming? A: I started summer league when I was six and then I started swimming competitive year round swimming when I was 11 or 12 Q: What’s your best stroke? A: Probably bu...

Ms. Holly Browning Steps Up as Lead Counselor

Ms. Holly Browning Steps Up as Lead Counselor

August 14, 2017

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. ...

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, Spotlight

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...

Ms. Erin Campbell Returns to Westwood as Assistant Principal

Ms. Erin Campbell Returns to Westwood as Assistant Principal

August 2, 2017

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 th...