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Are you Attending the April 25th Gala? Interested in helping with the Gala? Say YES and contact Sheryl Namee at emjmom@att.net or Kaye Griggs at lkg1124@gmail.com

For 15 years, Rita Woodward, our beloved founder, recruited donors and guests for the Annual Gala. This year, the 16th Annual Gala celebrates her life and her contributions to Westbury High School through her commitment to its students, faculty, alumni and the community surrounding the historic Houston high school. Through the years, this singular high school has merged cultures and socio-economic classes to form a student body that welcomes students from the neighborhood and from around the globe. Exchange students and refugees work side by side with students from across the street or across the tracks. At Westbury, all are welcome and all can succeed, and no one expressed that encouragement for the advancement of every student more than Rita Woodward.

Say "Yes!" to joining us at the Annual Gala and help us continue the legacy she began.

The 2014 Scholarship Recipients included:

  • Paola Benito
  • Roland Davila
  • Vanesa Flores
  • Douglas Landaverde
  • Daniel Marks
  • Gabriela Martinez
  • Sean Nguyen
  • Norma Pleitez
  • Sofia Reyes
  • Krista Seto

The gala will be held at Braeburn Country Club on April 25, 2015. If you would like to help with the gala or if you are interested in attending, contact Sheryl Namee at emjmom@att.net or Kaye Griggs at lkg1124@gmail.com. This years gala honorees are Mr. Jack Evans '68, Dr. Hyman Penn '72, Congressman Al Green, and Mr. Chet Smith, WHS Teacher and administrator. Please be advised that the family of Mr. Smith would like to keep his nomination a surprise and would appreciate your discretion.

The all-volunteer Friends of Westbury High School Foundation, founded in 1992, is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation funded by the generous support of Westbury alumni, friends and business partners. The Foundation, comprised of an 11-member Board of Trustees, has raised over $200,000 and awarded more than 180 scholarships to Westbury High students since 1994.

A limited number of Teacher Education Grants are also available for WHS teachers.

Contact Kaye Griggs, LKgriggs1975@gmail.com, for information on nominating alumni for future events and how you can get involved. 

Gala Videos




Flag Dedication at Rita Woodward Environmental Nature Park

Flag Dedication On April 30, 2012, Rita Woodward was presented with a flag that has flown over our capitol. Of course, the flag will fly over the Environmental Nature Park named for her and created in front of Westbury High School in honor of her valiant efforts on behalf of the school. For more photos by David Stallard Citadel '70~'73, see the Flag Dedication Picasa album.

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