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Westlake High School Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Alumni, former teachers, invited to several events over the weekend

Westlake High School celebrates its 50th anniversary in the Fall and will host several events with the Eanes Education Foundation and the Westlake Alumni Association to commemorate the milestone. 

Westlake junior Ryan Mulcahy created the 50th-anniversary logo after a school-wide logo contest.

WHS 50th Anniversary


Friday, Oct. 18, 2019

12:00pm – 1:45pm
Former Westlake HS Faculty Luncheon – WHS Courtyard

Former WHS faculty are invited to a free, come-and-go, live music event with lunch provided
Free event, but RSVP's appreciated

RSVP to lunch

Westlake HS Tour – Front entrance of WHS on Westbank Dr. (near stone marquee)

Alumni are invited to tour the campus, see old hangouts and hear about new student programs

5pm – 7pm
EEF / Alumni Association Tailgate – Across from WHS in Dr. Brian Smith’s parking lot

Free, come-and-go EEF event to gather, recognize and welcome alumni

Homecoming Volleyball Game vs Del Valle HS - Competition Gym

Tickets required

Spirit Line to Field -- Outside stadium, near red archway onto field
Take part in this new tradition and join the spirit line to cheer the football team into the stadium!

Homecoming Football Game vs. Del Valle HS – Chaparral Stadium SOLD OUT

Tickets required; SOLD OUT

3rd Quarter
Alumni Association Gathering – South Endzone

Alumni attending the game are invited to gather in the south endzone at the beginning of the third quarter for a group picture, special recognition and a drawing for an alumni gift


Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019

Westlake Tour – Front entrance of WHS on Westbank Dr. (near stone marquee)

Alumni are invited to tour the campus, see old hangouts and hear about new student programs

EEF Distinguished Alumni Brunch – WHS Commons

EEF complimentary brunch (RSVP required) to recognize inaugural class of WHS Distinguished Alumni (listed below) and unveil the new Alumni Wall with Founders Circle in the Commons. All alumni invited to attend.

Rich Riley '92
Former CEO of Shazam & Co-Founder of HomePoint
Drew Brees '97
Super Bowl MVP-Winning Quarterback & Philanthropist
Alexis Jones '01
Author, Activist & Founder of I Am That Girl & ProtectHer

Outstanding Young Alumni
Matt Nader '07
Advocate of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness

Honorary Alumni
Toody Byrd
Longtime & Beloved WHS Guidance Counselor

RSVP to brunch

For 50 years, Westlake High School has been lauded as one of the top high schools in Texas and the nation. The school was constructed after two contentious community elections proposed separation from Austin ISD and the construction of a high school dedicated to Eanes students. The first vote was in favor of the split, 708-564. After disgruntled residents challenged the election, another vote passed in favor, 1,000-601. In 1969, Westlake High School opened making Eanes ISD a K-12 school district. 

For information on the history of Eanes ISD and Westlake High School, visit