Way to go IB Warriors!
We are proud of our 13 IB students that have been named Commended Scholars in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program! This is a new recorded for Westwood and represents nearly 20% of our IB senior class! Congratulations to our IB Warriors:
|Nathan Bergman||Sarah Gee||Molly Pavey|
|Jeremy Chesney||David Jaffe||Jonathan Planten|
|Merit Eads||Athena Le||Kaitlyn Rubenstein|
|Angela Foley||Daniel Lewis||Varun Srinivasan|
Way to go IB Seniors Athena Le and Nathan Bergam for being selected as 2016 Arizona IB Students of the Year! Each year, the Arizona IB Schools Association (AZIBS) selects two students in the state to earn this designation along with a $500 scholarship - Westwood students took both awards home this year! Mr. Brian Buck was also selected as the 2016 Arizona IB Middle Years Program Teacher of the Year from AZIBS. They were recently recognized at an MPS School Board Meeting for their accomplishments where they stopped to take a selfie with Westwood Principal, Mr, Lynch and IB Director, Dr. Davis! Way to go Warriors!
IB Senior, Ana Urquijo was able to represent Westwood High School and meet Diane Douglas, State Superintendent, at the recent Civics Engagement Recognition Ceremony in which Westwood was recognized as one of only four schools in the entire state to earn the top designation - Civics School of Excellence. Ana spoke in front of school personnel and dignitaries from across the state on the amazing opportunities at Westwood High school... way to go Ana and Westwood High School!
Congratulations to Kiele Mahan who was awarded the 2016 Affiliate Award for aspirations in computing, from the National Center for Women & Information Technology. The award also came with a $4,000 scholarship!
DECA students Ana Urquijo, Skye Riggs-Davis, Brandon Dewey and Daniel Lewis traveled to Nashville Tennessee this spring to compete in the DECA International Career and Development Conference. Ana and Skye made top 20 out of 160+ competitors in their Marketing Management Communication Team Event. In addition, all four Westwood students earned recognition for top test takers. These students put Westwood on the map for the state of Arizona, as well as all across the United States and six additional countries. Great job of representing Westwood Ana, Skye, Brandon and Daniel.
Our first IBPG night of the school year was a huge success! Our IB parents and students are simply the best! We had a full house at our recent event where students and parents learned more about service opportunities as well as test taking tips and information for the SAT and ACT. Be sure to mark your calendars now for our next event on Monday, Nov. 21st as we look at ways to pay for college!
Recently, one of our IB students from the class of 2016 was featured in Arizona news... Way to go Ivette Montes! Check out this fantastic article: http://azednews.com/2016/04/28/ivette-montes-from-westwood-high-school/