Students elect next year’s Prefect Council

Sophomores and juniors elected the head, senior and junior prefects for the 2019-2020 school year. Grace Burton ’20 and Michael Lehrhoff ’20 will serve as head prefects. Dahlia Low ’20, Jaya Nayar ’20, Landon Poon ’20 and Clay Skaggs ’20 will serve as senior prefects, and Cleo Maloney ’21, Chelsea Cho ’21, Navid Ghodsi ’21 […]

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 […]

Wilairat to serve as new World Languages Head

Latin teacher Derek Wilairat will replace French teacher Jerome Hermeline as the World Languages Department Head starting next school year. Over his 13-year career at the school, Wilairat has taught Latin II, Advanced Placement Latin, Latin Literature Honors and Directed Study: Latin. Wilairat said his experience will help bring a comprehensive perspective to the position. […]

Spanish teachers present at conference

Spanish teacher Margot Riemer attended the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching for Spanish teachers in Dallas on March 27-30, which allowed educators from nine different states to share activity ideas for their language classes, listen to a keynote speaker and attend workshops. The conference served as a prelude to the American Council on the Teaching […]

Out of this world: Physicist lectures on how to detect gravitational waves

Jonah Kanner, a research scientist at the California Institute of Technology, spoke about the detection of gravity waves in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on April 22. Kanner collaborates with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory to analyze data and observe gravitational waves. Students viewed simulations of black holes and stars merging together that illustrated how gravitational waves […]

HW Works holds final roundtable of the year

In partnership with the Student Alumni Association, HW Works held its fourth and final roundtable of the year April 30, where three alumni with careers in law and government shared advice regarding their respective fields. Lauren Linde ’73, Josh Rodine ’92 and Melissa Miller ’06 led the event.  They spoke about their job experiences and […]

Over 50 students contract whooping cough

Over 50 students across both campuses have been diagnosed with whooping cough, Community Health Officer Milo Sini said in an email to students and parents. Because the disease is highly contagious, the school will continue to send home students who exhibit flu or cold-like symptoms until they can provide written proof of negative test results. […]

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 […]

Science classes observe marine life at aquarium

Students in the Oceanography and Marine Biology class took a recommended field trip to Long Beach near the Aquarium of the Pacific and examined a variety of aquatic species April 22. Students observed the different sea creatures they had caught, which they learned about in class, Bella Carino ’19 said. “It was really cool to be […]