Welcome Back, WNS Alumni

We hope that you will take advantage of our dedicated alumni page, events and community as a way to stay connected with WNS after you leave here.

We hope that you will use these opportunities as a way to reconnect with the WNS community and to update us on all the exciting things that have happened in your life since leaving our campus.

WNS Matriculation
Check out our Matriculation Page to stay up to date with the broad range of high schools and colleges that our WNS Alumni head off to.
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WNS Matriculation
Check out our Matriculation Page to stay up to date with the broad range of high schools and colleges that our WNS Alumni head off to.
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What does it mean to be a WNS Alum?

As one of our four pillars, WNS prides itself on its commitment to community. When you move on from WNS, although you no longer walk its halls as a student, you join a new part of our community: The WNS Alumni community. When you leave WNS as a student you become part of a larger WNS family, one that has grown each year since WNS began in 1980. We encourage all of our alumni to continue to find new ways to build and grow their relationship with WNS. With the goal of all alumni staying connected through the years, WNS offers our alumni multiple opportunities to get involved. We hope you will embrace your role as an alum and continue to be a leader for the next generation of WNS students who will someday join you in the WNS Alumni family.

If you have any suggestions or ideas on ways we can enhance our alumni community, we’d love to hear from you. Email us any time at alumni@wns-la.org.

We hope to see you back at WNS soon.

Warmly,
WNS Alumni Relations

Once A Jet, Always A Jet

 

Alumni Reflections:

Andrew L. – Class of 2015

Alumni News

We love keeping tabs on all the incredible adventures and successes that our WNS alumni have gone on to achieve over the years. 

We welcome you to share any alumni news by emailing alumni@wns-la.org. 

Selah Johnson (’22)

Selah Johnson (’22) – who now making waves at Archer School for Girls – came in third place for the whole state of California at the Poetry out Loud competition.

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Jomar Pierson (’14)

Joseph (Jomar) Pierson (’14) is a Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan, teaching English and learning Chinese. Jomar attended WNS beginning in 2005 where he was able to participate in many of

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Dean Osborne (‘15)

Dean Osborne (‘15) graduated from the University of Miami in 2023 with a major in Business Management and minors in Architecture and Exercise Physiology. He obtained his real estate license in

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Taylor Osborne (‘13)

Taylor Osborne (‘13) graduated from the University of Miami in 2021 with a major in Health Sciences and a minor in Public Health. She’s been participating in medical missions with

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Marlee Porter (‘20)

Marlee Porter (‘20) was featured for her original poem on the CBS Original Show, The Talk, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Day. Marlee’s poem is called ‘A Dream

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Seela Kapoor (‘20)

Seela Kapoor (‘20) was recently accepted to her first-choice college, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, Florida for Aeronautical Science! She is waiting on a few more acceptance letters before making

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Grace Rector (‘13)

Grace Rector (‘13) was selected for the Fulbright Scholarship to serve as a University Professor in Casablanca, Morocco for one year. The Fulbright scholarship was created to promote cross cultural

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Katrina Binks (16’)

Katrina Binks (16’) is graduating this year from Muhlenberg College! She was recently featured in the school’s newspaper, The Weekly. She has been studying both Theatre and Dance and during

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Sadie Kaplan (’23)

Sadie publishes an article about WNS! Sadie Kaplan (’23):  Sadie’s research and writing is featured in the Voices from the Field section of the NBOA: Business Leadership for Independent Schools magazine,

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Caroline Haas (‘13)

After graduating from the Orange School of the Arts, she attended Oberlin College obtaining a BA in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies in 2021.  She is currently working as a

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EJ Vernon (‘21)

EJ’s Future on the Court Looks Bright! EJ Vernon (‘21) is now a sophomore at Crossroads and playing on their Varsity basketball team. He’s averaging 24 points and 10 rebounds

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Delyle Williams (‘19)

Delyle and Jackson State play LMU! Delyle Williams (‘19) is a freshman at Jackson State University and is playing Guard for the school’s basketball team. His team recently competed against

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Johannes Austin (‘21)

Johannes Brings Lacrosse to All Johannes Austin (‘21) started an organization called The Medicine Game: LAX 4 All (TMG) that believes in expanding the game of lacrosse, especially for minority

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Kalyn Mason (‘18)

Kalyn Interns at Fox Sports! Kalyn Mason (‘18) is a sophomore at UCLA and is planning to major in Communications. This Fall she is interning with Fox Sports’ The Colin

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Katrina Binks (16’)

Katrina choreographs for EMIA in New York! Katrina Binks (16’) was recently chosen to choreograph a dance piece for Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts show (EMIA) in New York.

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Rhiann Sheffie (’18)

Rhiann is recognized by the LA County Poet Laureate Program! “I just wanted to share some exciting things that are going on with me. I currently have a single out on all

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John McCovey (’21)

John makes waves at St. John Bosco John McCovey (‘21) is a sophomore at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower where he is a member of the Entrepreneurship Pathway,

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Johannes Austin (‘21)

Johannes Reflects on WNS Johannes Austin (‘21) is a Sophomore at St. John Bosco High School. He recently wrote in to tell us about his favorite WNS moments and we

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Sydney Moses (‘17)

Sydney & The Aardvark Authors Sydney Moses (‘17) is currently a sophomore at Beloit College in WI. Her poem, An Abridgement of the Ground Pig, was recently published in the

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Alumni Events

Each year, we look forward to staying connected with our alumni, whether back on campus or at various WNS events. Enjoy a selection of our recent alumni events. We hope to see you at the next one!

Join the Jets Circle!

Westside Neighborhood School is grateful for the longstanding generosity and philanthropy among our community. Financial support from parents and guardians, grandparents, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends provide exceptional opportunities for our students, teachers, and programs.

Give a gift of your graduation year (or more) and your name will be listed in our yearly Philanthropy Report.