JCL to participate in annual competition

Students from the Junior Classical League club will participate in the annual California Junior Classical League convention at Woodbridge High School in Irvine March 18-19. The club, led by Chloe Shi ’16 and Elizabeth Rao ’16, will engage in academic, creative, performing and graphic events, as well as athletic and recreational activities ranging from dodgeball […]

Robotics Club competes in challenge

The Middle School Robotics team competed in the Los Angeles FIRST Tech Challenge Feb. 27 at Monrovia High School. The team, known as the “Quantum Potentials,” had worked on their robot since September and qualified through a December competition. The team placed third in the qualifying round to make it to the final challenge, placing […]

Five students qualify for math competition

Of the 53 students at Harvard-Westlake who took the American Math Competition last month, Benjamin Most ’16, Sean Jung ’16, Nicole Kim ’18, Kylin Feng ’18 and Caroline Choi ’19 qualified to take the American Invitational Math Exam March 16. Juniors and seniors who took the AMC 12 had to score in the top 5 […]

Alum declares candidacy for LAUSD board

Attorney and public education advocate Nick Melvoin ’04 has declared his candidacy for a seat in the 2017 Los Angeles Unified School Board to “ensure that every student in Los Angeles has the opportunity to succeed,” according to his website. Melvoin lives in Brentwood and has entered into the District 4 race, in which he […]

Annual gap year fair attracts 70 students

Harvard-Westlake hosted a gap year fair Feb. 23 in the Kutler Center, with members of the junior class invited for the first time. The school was one of two sites in Los Angeles to host the fair for students considering a gap year through Dynamy Internship Year, a Massachusetts-based organization for gap year opportunities. “I […]

Club hosts Chinese New Year luncheon

The Chinese Cultural Club hosted its annual luncheon today at the Skirball Center. Members of the Chinese Cultural Club, Chinese language students and faculty were invited. The event is the club’s largest and attracted about 300 guests. Students in the Chinese language program performed a song. “This is a time we get together friends and […]

Roses sold for dance concert performances

The Social Committee sold roses for the members of the Advanced Dance II Company who performed in the Upper School Dance Concert, as well as for guest performers and stage crew. Flowers and tickets to the concert were sold at the Social Committee table on the quad last week. The committee then prepared and delivered […]

Dance concert, Cinema Sunday and March Madness event promoted at assembly

The First and Third Assembly on Wednesday highlighted student events taking place at the Upper School in the first two weeks of March, including a dance concert, a film screening, a March Madness community service event and a speakers series. Members of Advanced Dance II encouraged students to attend their dance concert “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” in Rugby […]

Federal prosecutors warn sophomores about cyber dangers

Federal prosecutors warn sophomores about cyber dangers

Federal prosecutors Tony Lewis ’96 and Stephanie Christensen spoke to the sophomore class Feb. 28 about the dangers of cyber criminals and how to avoid becoming a victim. Both prosecutors work in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles in the Department of Justice. Lewis serves as the Deputy Chief of the Terrorism and Export […]

Student Task Force hosts film screening

The Human Rights Watch Student Task Force hosted a screening of the film “Salam Neighbor” in Ahmanson Lecture Hall Monday. The task force also set up a booth offering information about the journey of Syrian refugees to raise awareness about the crisis. The film follows two American filmmakers embedded within the Za’atari Refugee Camp along with 80,000 Syrian […]

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