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Smiling, the chess team poses with their 3rd State Championship trophy. All six members scored in the top 20 out of around 150 competitors.  Its been a very amazing experience playing with the same people and seeing us all improve together, Ambica Yellamraju 23 said.

Three-Peat: Chess Team Claims Third Consecutive State Championship Title

Tara Kurkal, Tiktok Account Manager March 30, 2023

The Westwood Chess Team competed at the Texas Super State Chess Championships held at the Convention Center in McAllen, Texas from Friday, March 3rd to Sunday, March 5. Accumulating a total of 24 points,...

On the bus journey to Seguin, HOSA members face a long day of competitions ahead of them. To ease nerves before their competitions, Future Health Professionals participated in karaoke and practiced presentations during the bus ride.

HOSA Students Advance to State Leadership Conference

Chloe Oakley, Campus News Editor January 25, 2023

On Friday, Jan. 20, members of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) , ventured south to Seguin High School to compete at the Area 1 Spring Leadership Conference (SLC). Members spent months...

Korban Murphy 24 attempts to pass other athletes to move up the ranks. Murphy placed the highest out of all the varsity boys, with his 26th place finish leading the team to their qualification.

Varsity Boys Cross Country Claims Victory and Advances to State

Aanika Hirode, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 27, 2022

For the first time in Westwood history, the varsity boys cross-country team qualified for the state meet on Sunday, Oct. 24. Finishing in fourth place just behind New Braunfels, they are one of four...

Ganesh Kumarappan ‘23 and Korban Murphy ‘24 celebrate their success after the race. The boys finished in 23rd and 10th place respectively and will be competing at the regional meet.

Varsity Boys Cross Country Qualifies For Regionals

Aanika Hirode, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 18, 2022

For the first time since 1992, the varsity boys' cross-country team qualified for the regional meet on Thursday, Oct. 13. Korban Murphy ’24 and William Murray ‘23 led the team in 10th and 12th...

Priya Gangadharan 23 races to the finish line in the 5000-meter run. The team worked hard all summer in preparation for this meet and the rest of our season.

Cross Country Reaches New Heights at Giddings Invitational

Aanika Hirode, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 5, 2022

The cross country teams had another week of success at the Giddings Invitational at Camp Tejas. Varsity boys claimed a third place score in the 5000-meter run, and JV boys also excelled in the event. While...

Preston Sanderville 23 competes in the competitive 5000-meter run. Sanderville ended up earning eighth place in the event, securing a new personal record with his time.

Cross Country Begins Their Season at Vista Ridge Invitational

Aanika Hirode, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 1, 2022

As the sun rose on Friday, Aug. 27, the cross country team officially began their season at the Vista Ridge Invitational. With over 30 teams competing, the athletes pulled off several impressive victories....

Titles were awarded based on team scores, which were calculated from the total sum of points earned by the top four competitors from each school.

Checkmate: Chess Team Places Third at National Chess Championship

Shreya Selvaraju, Horizon Editor-In-Chief May 4, 2022

From Friday, April 8 to Sunday, April 10, the Chess Team competed at the National High School Chess Championship in Memphis, Tennessee, placing third. To earn their title, each member of the team had to...

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