The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

Focused, Shrey Birmiwal ‘25 prepares to give a Public Forum speech in his Triple-Octafinals round at the TFA state tournament. Birmiwal and his partner, Siyona Jain ‘25, advanced to the Double-Octafinals round of the tournament.

Debate Competes at TFA

Nikhil Gupta, Reporter March 19, 2024

From Thursday, March 7, to Saturday, March 9, Speech & Debate competed at the Texas Forensic Association (TFA) state tournament in Houston, Texas. Speech & Debate competed alongside 1,500 students...

Posing for a photo, DECA seniors Brooke Xu, Valerie Zhang, and Hannah Lee relax after qualifying for the State competition. Westwood DECA beat personal records this year, having a total of 256 members advancing to compete at the next level.

DECA Breaks District Records

Mallory Milner, Reporter January 18, 2024

On Tuesday, Jan. 9, Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) began their season with the Districts competition at Kalahari Resort. DECA members gathered to compete in written and roleplay events...

Focused, Shrey Birmiwal 25 prepares for his event at the Longhorn Classic debate tournament. Birmiwal and his partner Siyona Jain 25 worked diligently to in hopes of garnering a victory in their event.

Speech & Debate Finishes Second Overall at Longhorn Classic Tournament

Scott Seamon, Managing Editor December 8, 2023

From Friday, Dec. 1, to Sunday, Dec. 3, the Speech & Debate team competed at the Longhorn Classic tournament at the University of Texas at Austin. Debate competed against 130 schools across the...

Standing on the bleachers in the small gym, Westwoods National Merit semi-finalists pose for a photo after the awards ceremony. The biggest group of winners in Round Rock ISD, a total of 45 seniors won this award: a result of scholarly dedication and diligence.

National Merit Semifinalists Celebrated for Scholarly Success

Sydney Fuller, Reporter September 21, 2023

On Wednesday, Sept. 13, 45 seniors gathered in the small gym before school to celebrate their success in being selected as the new National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.  “I know how hard I've...

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