2018 YoungArts Winners Announced

YoungArts recognized arts students for their contest submissions. The winners of the 2018 contest stand in the top 10 percent of applications.  The winners have been awarded at various levels: finalists, honorable mention and merit winners. Finalists will be able to attend National YoungArts Week in Miami throughout January 7-14, 2018. Finalist Dance: Joseph Lesher-Liao […]

Striking a Chord

Striking a Chord

Sitting at her desk, violinist Clara Ross ’19 read over her schedule for her next school year, realizing that she had to make an important decision that could define her Harvard-Westlake career: choosing between orchestra and debate. An eighth grader at the time, Ross sat in frustration as she weighed her two options. Ultimately, she […]

Art and Soul: Students Participate in Arts Camps

Nina Neumann ’20 For Nina Neumann ’20, summer 2017 was spent mastering ballet at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet 5-Week Summer Ballet Program. Each day began with two 90 minute technique classes which were followed by a pointe or variations class. The day typically wrapped up with an optional technique or partnering class. Neumann said […]

A whale of a time: students take part in Moby Dick read

Students and faculty read the entirety of “Moby Dick” aloud over the course of approximately 21.5 hours in Seeley Mudd Library, starting at 10 a.m. April 21 and ending the following morning. The readings were broadcasted on KHWS so that students who were not able to attend the event in person could listen in. “This […]

Assembly phone ban comes into effect

The Upper School Deans announced a new cell phone policy regarding student cell phone use during assemblies following an increase in student distraction during a presentation by Director of Los Angeles County Museum of the Arts Michael Govan on March 20. Students will be monitored for their cell phone use during future assemblies and cellular […]

‘The Za’ hosts fundraiser for Pizza 4 Patriots

Joseph Levin ’17, Andrew Berg ’17 and Justin Ciccone ’17 hosted the Tel-Za-Thon, a 12-hour broadcast on KHWS, on Saturday to fundraise for Pizza 4 Patriots, breaking two Guinness World Records in the process. The charity Pizza 4 Patriots was founded by former Air Force Sergeant Mark Evans to provide pizza to veterans and troops […]

Admissions director weds former mayor

Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan married Director of Admission Elizabeth Gregory on Feb. 19 after a three-month engagement. Riordan was the 39th Mayor of Los Angeles from 1993 to 2001 and served as Secretary of Education under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is also a businessman and founder of the Riordan Foundation that was started […]

Bear Boxes holds bake sale for needy children

Bear Boxes will sell baked goods to raise money for care packages for underprivileged children in Nigeria, Peru, Cambodia and Mexico. Elly Choi ’18, Amanda Offor ’18, and Hotchkiss student Caroline Phillips ’18 will hand deliver each care package with other club members. The packages will include basic necessities that are personalized to the recipients’ […]

Alumni speak on finance

HW Works teamed up with the Future Horizons club to host an alumni panel on finance and investment management. Janice Davies ’95 and Gregory Nathan ’98 spoke about their experience with asset management and answered questions about their experience. Nathan is a managing director for the First Pacific Advisors, where he does analytical work, and […]

Dancers to hold show

Students from Advanced Dance I will perform in a showcase for clients and volunteers of The Arc Foundation of Ventura County on Dec. 6. The Arc Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to helping individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities. The dancers have been working on two whole-class and eight small-group dances since September, all […]