Scientists qualify for National Olympiad semifinal exam

By Keane Muraoka-Robertson Seven students cleared the preliminary round of various Science Olympiads qualifying them for the semifinal exam. The students inlcuded Jeffrey Bu ’12, Brendon Cho ’14, David Lim ’13, Brian Jun ’13, Kenneth Kim ’13, Kevin Zhang ’14 and Larry Zhang ’14. The preliminary exam is open to all high school students. The […]

Candidate Statement: Jack Wildasin '13

1. For what position are you running?  I am running for the position of Senior Prefect.  2. What makes you feel that you are qualified for the position? Please describe any leadership experiences you’ve had, if applicable. I am qualified for the position of Senior Prefect because I communicate well with people. Not only with […]

Junior wins national computing contest

By Keane Muraoka-Robertson Elana Stroud ’13 received the 2011-2012 National Center for Women & Information Technology Award for Aspirations in Computing, a competition which recognizes achievements in technology and computing of female high school students. Stroud, who began programming in ninth grade, is currently in Design and Data Structures Honors. She found out about the […]

Fruit fly report qualifies senior, junior as semifinalists in Siemens competition

By Keane Muraoka-Robertson Julie Ko ’12, David Lim ’13 and Dorothy Yim, a senior at Walnut High School, wrote a report that was named a semifinalist in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology for high school students on Oct. 21.  The Siemens Foundation provides more than $7 million annually in support of educational […]

Marine Biolab Researchers speak during break

By Meagan Wang Researchers from Coastal Marine Biolabs talked about a summer program for high school students at break Monday in Ahmanson Lecture Hall. Scientific Co-Directors Ralph Imondi and Linda Santschi introduced the summer program and gave a brief overview of CMB. They have four research programs available: Biomes to Genomes, NeuroLab, Nature’s Engineers and Biomolecular Messengers. […]

BLOG: Semester at Sea (Sunday, Dec. 26)

A group of Harvard-Westlake students, accompanied by chaplain Fr. J. Young, are testing the waters of the Semester at Sea program, which is opening up to high school students. The group is part of an inaugural two-week Panama Canal cruise over winter break. Usually, students would spend an entire semester at sea. The group left […]

Blog: Semester at Sea (Saturday, Dec. 30)

A group of Harvard-Westlake students, accompanied by chaplain Fr. J. Young, are testing the waters of the Semester at Sea program, which is opening up to high school students. The group is part of an inaugural two-week Panama Canal cruise over winter break. Usually, students would spend an entire semester at sea. The group left […]

LIVE BLOG: Semester at Sea

A group of Harvard-Westlake students, accompanied by chaplain Fr. J. Young, are testing the waters of the Semester at Sea program, which is opening up to high school students. The group is part of an inaugural three-week Panama Canal cruise over winter break. Usually, students would spend an entire semester at sea. The group left […]

Spots remain open for Semester at Sea

By Chanah Haddad There are still spots open for students who want to spend winter break on a Panama Canal cruise as part of the first Semester at Sea program for high school students. The Brendan Kutler Foundation is awarding four scholarships to students who are interested in the trip. According to Father J. Young, […]

Teach me to be tolerant

By Michelle Yousefzadeh “Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu,” sang a group of Polish Catholic high school students and American Jewish teens in the town of Otwock, Poland. The song is a Hebrew folk song foretelling peace, and Otwock used to house a vibrant Jewish community. For some of the students of the Catholic high school, this […]