Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Dozen honored at May 16 ceremony.
Twelve Westlake High School students made public their college and athletic choices May 16 at a ceremony in the Performing Arts Center at Westlake High School. The students were introduced by Westlake Athletic Director Tony Cippolone. “They deserve this kind of day,” Cippolone said. “With their teammates have had a great run here in the past several years.” Included in the 12 was Alexis Tamas who will be rowing for Eastern Michigan University. Although she did not play for Westlake, Cippolone noted that she still represented the high school. Jamie Lackner: College of Wooster-Baseball Lackner, the son of Ernie and Karen, will play baseball for the Scots of the College of Wooster. Jamie was a three sport letterman this past year, lettering …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Recognized for outstanding leadership
Westlake High School's Hanna Tegel earned the Robert F. Lucas Award at the Key Club Ohio District Convention held April 12-14 in Columbus. The award recognizes outstanding leaders that have gone above and beyond the call of duty. The Key Club is the high school branch of Kiwanis International. Tegel, a senior, was appointed as a Lieutenant Governor of Key Club in April 2012, overseeing nine schools in Division 14 – Bay Village, Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted, North Ridgeville, Olmsted Falls, Rocky River, St. Joseph Academy and Westlake high schools. She was required to fullfill 11 requirement for the award, including holding a divisional training for the club officers that explained the officer responsibilities, how to improve …
Monday, May 13, 2013
WHS senior uses CDs, LED lights for lamp.
Westlake High School senior Jacob Lemanowicz has been named the national winner of TechDirections Magazine’s 2013 Inventors Competition. This year students were asked to use their creativity to design a product that incorporated one or more of these recycled items – CDs/DVDs, toothbrushes, Popsicle sticks and empty sewing thread spools. Lemanowicz, who is taught by Scott Lutz, created a CD lamp that provides bright, stylish lighting. The lamp provides portability with a battery power source and low power consumption, long lasting LED lights that last up to 100,000 hours over 10 years and durability with the strong plastics in CDs. "When I received the description for Tech Directions Trash Transformation Challenge," I saw limitless …
Friday, May 10, 2013
A local student won $2,500 in scholarships.
A Westlake High School student has been announced as National Merit Scholarship winners. Aakash Shah was one of 2,500 winners chosen from a pool of 15,000 across the nation. Shah plans to study bioengineering in college. National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Joseph Anthony will be a guest soloist at Westlake High School on Saturday.
A Westlake pianist will put on a special performance over the weekend. Joseph Anthony will be the guest soloist on the upcoming Music Al La Mode program on Saturday, May 11 in the Westlake Performing Arts Center at Westlake High School. Anthony, a pianist and piano teacher, will perform the world famous Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor. This magical classic is filled with romantic pianism at its best ands reaches its zenith with a spectacular and justly famous cadenza. Tickets are $8 and all proceeds will be donated to Westlake Music Boosters. This performance is sponsored by the Westlake Kiwanis.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Students heading to the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.
Four Westlake High School students – Michelle Adamczyk, Alex Lathem, Eleni Packis and Rebecca Steffen – will travel to the campus of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas this summer to participate in the 2013 National Junior Classical League Convention. Westlake High School made the announcement May 6. Over the course of a week in July, the four will participate with about 1,000 other students from across the country in academic contests, such as Latin and Greek recitation, sight reading and oratory, as well as attend colloquia presented by various UNLV professors. The National Junior Classical League is an organization of junior and senior high school students sponsored by the American Classical League. It is the largest classical …
Friday, May 3, 2013
One local students earned scholarship money in the Maltz Museum Stop the Hate Essay Contest.
A Westlake High School student is among the 10 finalists in the “Stop the Hate” contest. Senior Adrian Simion landed among the 10 finalists for their essays to stop hatred, as part of the 5th annual Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage Stop the Hate: Youth Speak Out! contest. GRAND SCHOLARSHIP WINNER ($50,000 Scholarship) Annie Robinson, Aurora High School – 11th grade SECOND PLACE ($25,000 Scholarship) Kelly Knaser, Wickliffe High School – 12th grade THIRD PLACE ($15,000 Scholarship) Robert Edwards, Max Hayes High School, Cleveland – 12th grade SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS 6th – 10th GRADE FINALISTS 6th GRADE 7th GRADE 8th GRADE 9th GRADE 10th GRADE
Monday, April 29, 2013
Several WHS Students came up big in competition this week.
Westlake High School French students participated in the 78th annual Grand Concours and came away with several Top 10 national finishes. The Grand Concours is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Students were evaluated for their written, oral and listening comprehension skills. More than 100,000 students in all 50 states competed in the 2010 event. Participants in the 2012 Grand Concours were students of Laura Emmer, Nicolette Miller and Elizabeth Zingales. Certificates d’honneur were earned by 12 students, and certificates de reussite were earned by 35 students. The following students received certificates of recognition for their scores and placement in the Top 10 nationally: Emma Franklin…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Teachers and students are getting everything ready for the relocation next school year.
Thursday, April 25
Come this fall, Westlake High School will be in a new location, along with its art gallery. In preparation for the move, former art teacher Christine Filmer and a team of National Art Honor Society students will remove, clean, categorize and restore the current art in the Art Gallery, according to a press release from the district. The art will be stored in the Westlake Schools Administrative Offices until it can be re-installed in the new high school. In 1989, the Westlake High School Art Department conceived and created the Art Gallery to honor and support the visual arts in the community. The Art Gallery was supported by the Westlake Arts Council under the direction of former high school art teacher Steven Davies. The new Art Gallery is…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Click to see where Westlake High school ranked in the annual list of best high schools prepared by U.S. News and World Report.
Westlake High School is the 33rd best high school in Ohio and the 746th best in the country, according to the annual rankings prepared by U.S. News & World Report. Westlake recieved the silver medal and was praised for its participation rate (38.5 percent) in Advanced Placement courses. Students are also 98 percent proficient in reading and 93 percent proficient in math, according to the magazine. Learn how U.S. News calculated the Best High Schools rankings.