Westwood Horizon

Kathleen Zhang ’18

Kathleen Zhang ’18

September 29, 2016

“There’s something special about standing under the stadium lights, looking up towards the cheering crowd, knowing that you’re about to put one of your best performances onto the field. Marching band...

Tanuj Mahendru ’18

Tanuj Mahendru ’18

September 26, 2016

(Tanuj Mahendru, along with his partner, had traveled to Nashville, TN over the summer to participate in the HOSA Internal Competition) "The best part (of HOSA Internationals) was being able to meet peopl...

Jeehoo Kim ’20

Jeehoo Kim ’20

September 26, 2016

"When you smile, it’s easier for people to approach you. If you have your head down, even if you’re alone, people hesitate to approach you. Now, I think I’m kind of fitting in socially. Coming here, I realized that there were...

Rachel Rusch ’20

Rachel Rusch ’20

September 22, 2016

“I'm in choir at school and at my church. I also dance with a studio and act with a production. It does complicate things a little bit, like I can’t do outside of school practices and that. But I do get a lot...

Abbey Truong ’19

Abbey Truong ’19

September 22, 2016

"A lot of people have told me that in order to be successful, I need to focus on just one thing I’m passionate about. The problem is, I can’t focus on just one hobby because I love everything I do! I love to swim, play piano an...

Boyan Zhu ’17

Boyan Zhu ’17

September 16, 2016

"There are certain stereotypes associated with Asians that I used to be forced into. I would be told to study hard, get good grades in school and on my standardized tests, and get into a good college ...

Zoe Morris ’18

Zoe Morris ’18

September 8, 2016

             "I started taking ballet seriously when I was about 14, so I’m behind. People always tell me if I want to improve, I just have to work hard. It’s obvious, but it’s some of the best advice I’ve gotten. ...

Alisha Rawal ’19

Alisha Rawal ’19

September 6, 2016

“I am passionate about art because it gives me the freedom to create, and I think that that’s really special about artists: you rarely ever destroy and you’re almost always creating, and even ...

Caitlin Smith ’16 Wins Big at International DECA Conference

Caitlin Smith ’16 Wins Big at International DECA Conference

May 11, 2016

Caitlin Smith ‘16 anticipated a text from her friend, hoping to hear some good news sooner or later. A notification came in, and she opened up her phone to find a message that sent adrenaline shooting t...

Scrapbooks Tell the Story of Incoming Student Maggie Findell’s Life

Scrapbooks Tell the Story of Incoming Student Maggie Findell’s Life

April 29, 2016

Normally, owning 14 two and a half inch books with your face on each page would be unsettling, but Maggie Findell ‘20, who will be attending Westwood next year, has had every prominent moment in her l...

Brooklin Smith: Westwood’s Very Own Supergirl

Brooklin Smith: Westwood’s Very Own Supergirl

April 28, 2016

With a cheery bow in her hair, a confident stance, and her signature gallon jug of water in hand, she’s not hard to spot. Though only standing at 5-foot-1, Brooklin Smith ‘19 is able to deadlift 225 lbs, an amazin...

Hyejee Bae to Attend Harvard This Fall

Hyejee Bae to Attend Harvard This Fall

April 26, 2016

“Oh, this is crazy; I’m going to be a college student soon. I need to learn how to do the laundry.” Those were the first words to come out of Hyejee Bae ‘16’s mouth when she saw the words ...