During our first four years, the WHIS has hosted such notable guests as 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, and Robert Bilheimer (Academy Award nominated director). Additionally, the WHIS has also hosted local writer Dave Newman, poet Jim Daniels, EPA Director Barnes Johnson and U.S. Ambassador Bryant Salter.
|Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Elizabeth Strout speaks with students at Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School|
Most recently, we hosted Pulitzer Prize winning author Elizabeth Strout. Her visit was made possible through our partnership with Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures. To prepare for this event, students read her books and generated questions that were used during her presentation. The students loved engaging, as they always do, with our guest and it was clear it had an impact on their learning.