Former Westlake Headmaster passes away

Former Headmaster of Westlake School for Girls Nathan O. Reynolds ’51 died peacefully June 24, President Rick Commons said in an email to alumni, faculty and staff. “During his quarter century of leadership of Westlake, [Reynolds] modernized the school’s curriculum, diversified its student body and strengthened its faculty and culture,” Commons wrote in the email. […]

Cancio to lead Vistamar admission team

After two years at the school, Associate Director of Admission and ninth grade advisor Oscar Cancio ’04 will leave Harvard-Westlake to become the new Director of Admissions at Vistamar School on June 30. At Vistamar, Cancio will manage and lead an admissions team of three professionals by providing long-term goals and visions. He will report […]

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 […]

Alumni encourage students to pursue social entrepreneurship at HW Venture Impact event

In an effort to teach students about social entrepreneurship, HW Venture Impact hosted its kickoff event March 4 in Chalmers East and West. HW Impact Co-Founders Amaan Irfan ’21 and Alec Katz ’19 invited five alumni speakers, all of whom began organizations to serve their respective communities. The event allowed applicants for the upcoming Social […]

HW Works hosts medical roundtable

HW Works hosts medical roundtable

Students learned about career options in medicine and healthcare at the second HW Works Industry Roundtable on March 13. The event was hosted by the Harvard-Westlake Student Alumni Association and featured clinical social worker Rebecca Neubauer ’07 and obstetrician-gynecologist Layne Kumetz ’94, who discussed their experiences and answered questions. Neubauer has worked at Didi Hirsch […]

You are going to Hollywood

You are going to Hollywood

Elizabeth Gaba ’17 advanced through the audition stage of “American Idol” with “All I Ask” by Adele, which premiered on ABC on March 17. “I was mostly surprised at how genuine and kind all of the other contestants were,” Gaba said. “Everybody sat in the audience for everyone’s performances and cheered everyone on. We all […]

Students, alumni convene at HW Venture Impact event

In an effort to teach students about social entrepreneurship, HW Venture Impact hosted its kickoff event March 4 in Chalmers East and West. HW Venture Impact Co-Founders Amaan Furniturewala ’21 and Alec Katz ’19 invited five alumni speakers, all of whom began organizations to serve their respective communities.  The event allowed applicants for the upcoming […]

HWSAA begins a new initiative to connect current students and alumni

The Student Alumni Association initiated a new digital, community-building program that connects current seniors with alumni to help students reduce stress during the college admissions process and the transition out of high school. After the SAA notified alumni of the program, 164 alumni volunteered to participate in the project, HW Works Administrator Zaakirah Daniels ’10 […]

Students develop projects at third annual Hackathon

Students coded for 36 hours to develop their own programs as part of the third annual Hackathon hosted Feb.16 to 17. The event, led by Rehaan Furniturewala ’19 and Sarah Wilen ’19, featured workshops in cybersecurity, web development and entrepreneurship. Students also formed teams of up to four members to create innovative solutions for school […]

Alumni co-create ‘The Mick’ TV show

David Chernin ’03 and John Chernin ’02 created the TV show “The Mick,” which first aired Jan. 1. “The Mick” is about a woman, Mickey, who is left with the guardianship of her niece Sabrina and her nephews Chip and Ben after her sister and brother-in-law flee the country. One of the sitcom’s episodes, “The […]