Westwood Weekly

May 16, 2022

Westwood High School Graduation

Thursday, May 26th, 7pm

300 Westwood Drive

Ishpeming, MI

The graduation ceremony for the class of 2022 will be held at 7:00 pm in the Westwood High School gymnasium. The doors will open at 6:00 pm. Sarah (Keranen) Henderson, class of 1995, will be this year's commencement speaker.

Westwood BPA Competes at Nationals in Dallas

Westwood’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) National competitors have brought home the hardware at the National Leadership Conference once again with ALL four students taking the stage, bringing in a total of seven top 10 awards, including a repeat National Championship for Jillian Koski in Advanced Office Systems and Procedures!

Kalle Keranen placed 2nd in Legal Office Procedures and 3rd in Advanced Word Processing, while Ally Poirier won a 2nd place award in Basic Office Systems and Procedures. Allyana Grochowski placed 7th in Advanced Office Systems and Procedures, and Jillian Koski also garnered two additional awards: 4th place in Legal Office Procedures and 5th in the Administrative Support Concepts contest.

The National Leadership Conference hosted over 5,000 competitors from all across our nation. Congratulations to these students who were amazing representatives for Michigan and Westwood High School in Dallas, Texas.

Our BPA Advisors are Ronalyn Arseneau and Sabina Villar.

Congratulations, WHS BPA!

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Photo of Westwood award winners with Michigan State BPA Director Maurice Henderson.

WHS Forensic Students Compete at State Finals!

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Westwood High School represented the UP well in the first in-person state tournament since 2019. We brought down one of the most talented, respectful, and amazing groups of students. When competing against more than 30 schools (many of which are private schools for the performing arts), we still stood tall. Here are the results

Semi-finalists (top 12 in the state)

Sophia Balzarini (dramatic interpretation 9th)

Ellen Balzarini (storytelling 10th)

MaKenna Champion (Sales 9/10)

Ione Grigg and Justyce Simons (duo)

Finalists (top 6 in the state)

Sarina Maki (Informative 5th)

Dylan Solomon (Prose 4th)

Rachel Hay (DI 9/10 3rd)

WESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL: 6th in the state!!

Mrs. Marana's Class takes a nature walk and picks up Debri, keeping our campus clean!!

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Scheduled Fire Drills in May

Westwood High School, along with all schools in Michigan, is required to hold several emergency drills throughout the school year. We have completed several of the requirements but still have three fire drills to complete before the end of the year. We will hold the drills on May 11, May 19, and May 24.

Important Dates

May 18th

  • Collage Concert - 7 pm in the WHS gymnasium

May 19th

  • Senior Award Night - 7 pm in the gymnasium
May 20th
  • Senior Breakfast - 8:00 am in the cafeteria
  • Senior March at Aspen Ridge - 9 am
  • Seniors' last day of school

May 25th

  • Graduation Practice - 1 pm in the WHS gymnasium

May 26th

  • Graduation - 7 pm in the WHS gymnasium
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Westwood High School Athletic Schedules

Please note that schedules are subject to change.