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

Seniors Ishan Sharma and Ayush Tripathi hold the golden Tournament of Champions trophy after defeating Montgomery Bell Academy students and winning finals on a 2-1 decision. Sharma and Tripathi competed at the University of Kentucky for three days with a total of 11 rounds and only one loss. “It means everything to win the TOC and its a testament to the sacrifices and the time we have put in for the past four years,” Tripathi said.

Speech and Debate Makes History at Tournament of Champions

Tianwen Gao and Ellen Chuo April 28, 2024

More than 1,400 competitors from around the world flocked to the University of Kentucky to compete in the annual Tournament of Champions (TOC) from April 20 to 22. Seniors Ayush Tripathi and Ishan...

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...

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...

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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