Recently NEXTPittsburgh published the "13 Pittsburgh authors you really should be reading this summer" and three of the top authors visited Woodland Hills High School as part of the Woodland Hills Interaction Series' 2018-2019 season. Yona Harvey, Anjali Sachdeva, and Damon Young all visited WHHS and allowed our students to extend the classroom to these events. These student interactions are part of an opportunity not provided by any other schools in the region.
We cannot wait to share more of these events with our students during the upcoming school year. To see all of the events hosted by the WHIS, or to learn more, please CLICK HERE.
The Woodland Hills Interaction Series (WHIS) started in 2013. The WHIS was created by library media specialist Kevin McGuire and instructional technology coach Jason Coleman with the goal of providing first-class interaction opportunities for students at Woodland Hills Jr/Sr High School.
During our first five years, the WHIS has hosted such notable guests as Jennifer Egan (Pulitzer Prize Winner), Sara Shepard (N.Y. Times Bestseller), Tayari Jones (N.Y. Times Bestseller), Colum McCann (National Book Award Winner/Academy Award nominated writer), Elizabeth Strout (Pulitzer Prize Winner), Dr. Sheri Fink (Pulitzer Prize Winner), Terrance Hayes (National Book Award winner/MacArthur Fellow), Jesse Andrews (N.Y. Times Bestseller), Dr. Cyril Wecht, S.L. Price (Sports Illustrated Senior Writer), and Robert Bilheimer (Academy Award nominated director). Additionally, the WHIS has also hosted local writer Dave Newman, poet Jim Daniels, EPA Director Barnes Johnson, nationally syndicated cartoonist Joe Wos, and U.S. Ambassador Bryant Salter.