Let’s test the ACT and SAT

Let’s test the ACT and SAT

With the start of another hectic and work-filled school year, the preparation for college application perfection continues to intensify. As students are all too aware, one of the core pillars of a successful application is the submission of a standardized test—either the ACT or the SAT. The heavy emphasis on these scores by college admissions […]

Students place at Chemistry Olympiad

Students place at Chemistry Olympiad

Honors Chemistry and AP Chemistry students placed second on the 2018 Local Chemistry Olympiad Exam on May 18, and of the 40 students who took the test, five individuals received awards for their personal scores. Max Caragozian ’19 and Sara Kangaslahti ’19 advanced to take the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Exam in April after receiving […]

Debaters participate in annual Tournament of Champions

Four members of the debate team reached elimination rounds at the Tournament of Champions in Lexington, Kentucky, on April 27-29. Jaya Nayar ’20, Alexandra Mork ’20, Spencer Paul ’19 and Indu Pandey ’18 all cleared to elimination rounds, each with a record of four wins out of six preliminary debates. Nayar, Mork and Paul reached […]

Juniors attend Junior College Night

Members of the junior class will join 43 college deans and directors of admission on Thursday at 7 p.m. to learn more about the college admissions process. Students will be part of a mock admissions committee where they will act out the role of admissions officers.  Students will split into separate rooms where they will […]

Students form clubs for second semester

Prefect Council announced the approval of 16 new second semester clubs in an email to students. The clubs, including the Democrats of Harvard-Westlake, Immigration and Citizenship Assistance and Marine Wildlife Adventure Club, held their first meetings during activities period March 5. “I think it’s awesome that so many new clubs are popping up,” Prefect Jaya […]

Mock Trial clinches victory

The Mock Trial team, serving as the prosecution, received its first victory and guilty verdict Nov. 2 at the first trial of the year. The team then won a second round as the defense Nov. 9. Because the cases are set up to ensure the defense has a fair chance of making their case, guilty […]

HWPA will host four community service days instead of two

The Harvard-Westlake Parents’ Association will host four outreach days this year divided into specific grade levels to create a more intimate experience between students, families and faculty. In previous years, two service events were held, open to the entire community. “These service days are important to build our community and renew people’s perspective on life,” […]

Michelle Sagarminaga: Dance

“SagaDance Company” Artistic Director and choreographer Michelle Sagarminaga will begin teaching upper school dance classes this year. “I am excited to get a feel of the community here, learn from students and faculty, and inspire and teach,” Sagarminaga said. After attending the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and completing a residency at […]