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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 along with other debaters, Anushka Gupta 26 smiles with her trophy. One of three sophomores invited to this prestigious debate tournament, Gupta advanced to the semi-finals of the competition.

Debaters Anushka Gupta ’25 and Kate Peckham ’24 Compete at Round Robin Tournament

Bella Yi, Heritage Campus Life Editor March 3, 2024

On Saturday, Feb. 10, Hendrickson High School was adorned with Valentine’s Day-themed decorations, including red tablecloths, paper heart cutouts, and garlands. Tables were lined with cups of coffee,...

Forming a pyramid formation, the Cheer team conclude their performance. Some members held the sko wood symbol, amplifying school spirit.

Students Showcase Spirit at First Pep Rally of the Semester

Tianwen Gao and Vedanti Patil February 8, 2024

Among sounds of student cheers and drumlines, on Friday, Feb. 2, students were ushered into the fieldhouse gym during flex for the first pep rally of this semester. “I think it was a lot of fun...

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...

Playing casino games, Ryan Lee 25 and Coleman Loyd 25 enjoy their time at the Homecoming dance. Pacesetters brought casino tables to the atrium to offer a diverse selection of activities for students to participate in at the dance.

So It Glows: Students Socialize at Homecoming Dance

Mayla Montgomery and Bella Yi October 23, 2023
On Saturday, Oct. 21, students gathered in a transformed cafeteria to dance, play casino games, and unwind with fellow peers at the annual Homecoming Dance. This year’s theme was “Let’s Glow Crazy” and the campus was decked out with blacklight and neon illustrations to represent it.
Crushing opponents, Ishan Sharma ‘24 and Ayush Triphathi ‘24 compete in their Policy Debate tournament. The two emerged victorious in both their tournaments at Greenhill and the Texas Forensic Association, representing the best of debates dedication.

Debaters Excel in Recent Tournaments

Jia Chun, Reporter October 3, 2023

Beginning their season strong, debate has crushed opponents in recent competitions full-out, winning a number of TFA (Texas Forensic Association) and TOC (Tournament of Champions) competitions since the...

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