West High PTSA 2019-2020 Slate of Officers

President                        Zainab Darwish

1st VP                             Cheri Lowe

2nd VP                            Chelsea Foote

3rd VP                             Esther Masaoka

Recording Secretary       Luann  Uszler

Treasurer                        Grace Gee

Financial Secretary         Christina Hicks

Auditor                            Melinda Ou

Historian                         Cindy Jackson



WHS PTSA Straw Ballot

for the 20-21 Executive Board

The nominating committee for the West High PTSA is seeking input, suggestions, and/or recommendations of possible nominees for the West High PTSA Executive Board. You may submit more than one name for office or leave spots open. Please note that this is only a ‘straw ballot’ and is not a vote. Straw ballots submitted will be used as suggestions for the committee to consider as nominees; suggestions are in no way binding for the committee.

To return the below ballot: (1) scan and e-mail to Frances Kobayashi, West High PTSA Parliamentarian, at darrylnfran@yahoo.com, or (2) place in a sealed envelope marked "West High PTSA Straw Ballot, Attention Parliamentarian" and mail/deliver to the West High Principal's Office at: 20401 Victor Street, Torrance CA 90503.

Click here for the 20-21 Straw Ballot

Straw ballots must be received by November 4, 2019.

WHS PTSA Honorary Service

Awards Nominations

West High PTSA honors individual who have demonstrated outstanding service in any capacity that benefits the youth of our community. These individuals may include community members who volunteer to coach our youth or lead our scouts. They may help out at school, in shelters, at food banks, or in places of worship. Nominees may include teachers, employees or administrator who go above and beyond their job description to guide our youth. If you know of an individual who is deserving of this recognition, please take a few minutes to nominate him/her by filling out the linked form. Nominations must be submitted no later than December 6, 2019. Forms are to be turned into the Principal’s office in an envelope marked “Attention: PTSA Honorary Service Award Committee”, or by email to Kathleen Gates at ckgates8@verizon.net. This year our Honorary Service Awards will be presented at our PTSA Association Meeting on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 in the WHS Library.



PTSA Reflections Arts Program

National PTA Reflections

Congratulations to our West High PTSA Winners!

Results to Date: 10/28/2019


Dance Choreography

Eliana Cheng1st Place, West High PTSA


Film Production

Ian Dai, 1st Place, West High PTSA



Karah Lee, 1st Place, West High PTSA

Khushi Kumra, 2nd Place, West High PTSA

Aleeza Adnan, 3rd Place, West High PTSA


Music Composition

Julia Ni, 1st Place, West High PTSA



Sullivan Kolakowski1st Place, West High PTSA

Mia Kobayashi2nd Place, West High PTSA

Emi Kobayashi3rd Place, West High PTSA


Visual Arts

Luke Altenberg1st Place, West High PTSA

Emily Cho2nd Place, West High PTSA

Tommy Kwo, 2nd Place, West High PTSA

Sophia Doerge3rd Place, West High PTSA