Peter Sheehy joins History Department

Peter Sheehy (Will ’22, Tate ’24) joined the history department this year to teach Advanced Placement United States History and Advanced Placement Government. Sheehy holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Columbia University and a doctorate in United States history from the University of Virginia. He previously taught social studies at Horace Mann School and […]

First Person Narratives: Prospective HW 7th graders describe advocating in D.C.

Thirty-seven sixth graders from Carlthorp School traveled to Washington D.C. with the nonprofit organization KidUnity from March 12 to 15 to learn about civic engagement and journalism. Three students, who are considering joining the Harvard-Westlake Class of 2023, describe the trip during which they advocated for Congressmen to back their causes and met with policy experts and […]

Student offers perspective on Iowa caucus (video)

Student offers perspective on Iowa caucus (video)

DES MOINES, Iowa — As former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin waited in the airport here Tuesday to catch her pre-blizzard delayed flight, she continuously turned away interviews from reporters eager to hear her thoughts on Donald Trump’s loss to Ted Cruz from the previous night’s caucus. She and her daughter, Willow, refused everyone except for 19 students […]