Plays chosen as national winner, semifinalists in theater’s festival

Aiyana White ’14 was announced as the winner of The Blank Theatre Company’s Young Playwrights Festival, which received over 250 nationwide submissions this year. White’s play “Barophobia,” will receive a professional production at The Blank Theatre in Hollywood in June. White’s play focuses on the interaction between four strangers who meet in an airport and […]

Parents are responsible for parties their children host, speakers say

Parents are responsible for parties their children host, even if they are unaware of the party’s occurrence, speakers said at the“Kids and Alcohol/Drugs: The Rules, the Consequences, and the Tools to Guide your Kids”, hosted by the Parents’ Association March 5. Author Caitlin Flanagan (Patrick Hudnut ’16) and attorney Laurie Levenson (Daniela ’17, Havi ’08, […]

Cirque du Sophomore

Dimmed lights set the stage; a suspended hoop dangles in wait. While not an ordinary extracurricular activity, three students have chosen to participate in the circus. Jessica Brandon ’16 and Hannah Kelson ’16 joined Emma Kofman ’16 at an aerial hoop class over the summer, and the three sophomores have since joined the pre-professional performance […]

Debate team hosts tournament

The debate team hosted a tournament at the Upper School Nov. 2-3. The tournament was comprised of schools mainly from California with a select few schools from other states. Harvard-Westlake debaters did not participate in the tournament which concluded at the Courtyard Mariott in Sherman Oaks. “The tournament went well, the debaters were very respectful […]

Equestrian rider wins Grand Prix

Lucy Davis ’10 won the Global Champions Tour Grand Prix on Sept. 14, earning a spot in the record books as the youngest woman to do so. The Harvard-Westlake equestrian team alumna was the last to ride in the jump-off, which included nine horses, and came out on top by less than a second. Davis […]

Senior is a presenter at sports science conference in Singapore

Jamie Skaggs ’15 represented Harvard-Westlake at the E.W. Barker Institute  of Sports International Youth Sports Science Conference 2013 held in Singapore in August. Skaggs, accompanied by Alessandra Marenzi ’14 and science teacher David Hinden, presented two studies she conducted to the group of international students. The group was in Singapore for a week and the […]

New teachers: Kasia Williams

Kasia Williams began ballroom dancing when she was 11 and continued throughout her high school career in Poland, where she lived. As Williams got older, she realized  her skill level was behind her age group, so dancing became just a hobby for her. Williams did not leave the ballroom behind when she moved to the […]