When graduating from Westridge in 1993, I never imagined that two decades later, I would have the honor and privilege of serving Westridge as Chair of its Alumnae Board from 2012 to 2014. What a remarkably significant time it has been! Last week, amid our beautiful campus, hundreds of alumnae celebrated Westridge’s Centennial with an entire weekend dedicated to honoring our alma mater… 100 years of amazing teachers, administrators and friends. And with members of the Class of 1939 up through the Class of 2013 present, the timelessness of the Westridge community was showcased at its very best.
As the school moves into its second century, Westridge will continue to provide new generations of girls with an outstanding education that will lay the foundation for each to develop into her own uniquely intelligent, curious, confident, creative, and motivated woman. I remember entering Westridge as a 7th grader and looking up to the seniors, who all seemed so impressively ready for “real life,” but each so different. I remember thinking to myself, “Which one will I end up being most like?” By the time my senior year actually came around, I realized that I didn’t need to be like anyone else or follow any specifically defined path in order to be confident in my own skin and abundantly prepared for what lay ahead. As an alumna, whether that seminal moment in which you discover your individual passion happens in the classroom, the theater, the field, or the art studio, it is a moment to which we can all relate. A Westridge education helps us find that passion, guides us in defining our character, and instills in us a lifelong love of learning.
Westridge is committed to engaging alumnae in a long term relationship with the school and with each other and I hope you join us in that endeavor. If you have any questions, suggestions, or would simply like to get involved with the school, please contact the Alumnae Office, 626.799.1053, ext. 244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumnae have played and continue to play an important role in the life of Westridge. I am immensely proud to be among the thousands of extraordinary Westridge alumnae across the country and around the world. Please stay in touch - the strength of our alumnae constituency depends on your involvement.
Julie Chen Woo ’93
Chair, Westridge Alumnae Board