National Merit Semifinalists announced for 2020

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation named 21 senior National Merit semifinalists this year, as determined by PSAT scores.  This year, the National Merit Semifinalists cutoff for California was a PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index of 222. In order to become a semifinalist, a student must be one of the highest-scoring students in their state. Generally, the number […]

BLACC tours art museum

BLACC tours art museum

Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club hosted its annual retreat Aug. 18. This year, the event took place at the Middle School and included a trip to The Broad museum to help students further develop their self-identity as African Americans. BLACC first gathered on campus to engage in team-bonding activities and attend a panel that […]

Students represent school at Ocean Plastic Pollution Summit

Students represent school at Ocean Plastic Pollution Summit

AP Environmental Science student Sam Yeh ’20, Assistant Broadcast Editor Yoohan Ko ’20 and Environmental Club member Valentina Gaxiola ’21 represented the school at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Ocean Plastic Pollution Summit from May 10-11. Keynote speaker Shelby O’Neil, founder of the Jr. Ocean Guardians and the “No Straw November” movements, began the event with […]

Robotics teams compete at World Championships

Robotics subteams 62A and 62X competed in the VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, at the Kentucky Exposition Center from April 24-27. Subteam 62A, comprised of Jake Futterman ’21, Yvette Copeland ’21, Reggie Kim ’21, Chris Ladreyt ’21 and Isaiah Jeter ’21, won its first elimination match but lost in quarterfinals to the 2019 […]

Students compete in frisbee golf tournament

HW Frisbee Club hosted its first-ever frisbee golf tournament at Weddington Golf and Tennis on April 28 and encouraged students to bring friends and family members to participate. Though the organizers did not strictly regulate the scores, they deemed math teacher Laffite Lamberto-Egan as the clear winner, club leader Davis Cook ’19 said. Cook said […]

Students showcase talents in last Coffeehouse of the year

Students showcase talents in last Coffeehouse of the year

Students displayed their musical talents at the final Coffeehouse of the school year April 22. As an end-of-year treat, Prefect Council provided complimentary Chipotle bowls and tortilla chips in addition to their usual snacks. To begin the event, The Jack Riley Experience, which has appeared regularly at Coffeehouses this year, performed “September” by Earth, Wind […]

Students make cat toys to benefit local shelters

Students make cat toys to benefit local shelters

Students made cat toys to benefit shelters around Los Angeles.  The Animal Rights Club hosted the event April 15 in the lounge during break. The club provided all materials necessary to create the toys, including stuffing and small socks. “We decided that after holding our previous fundraiser, we wanted to do something more fun and […]

Just keep swimming: Oceanography students visit aquarium

Just keep swimming: Oceanography students visit aquarium

Oceanography and Marine Biology students visited the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, where they viewed exhibits of organisms they studied in their class March 19. The class divided into smaller groups to view exhibits that displayed algae, sponges, mollusks and plants. Students also attended a classroom session where they learned about proper filtration, […]

Model UN students honored at conference

Thirteen students represented the countries of Lithuania, United Arab Emirates, South Africa and Mongolia, as well as prominent people from Ireland, Great Britain, Korea and the U.S., in a Model UN Conference at UC Santa Barbara on Feb.14-17. Club members worked in either the General Assembly Committee or Crisis Committees. In the General Assembly, students […]