Located in Austin, TX, The Final Draft is Westlake High School's award-winning literary arts magazine. We accept student-created art, photography, and writing throughout the year, in order to publish both an online and print version of our magazine. The Final Draft has received numerous prestigious awards including:

  • N.S.P.A. (National Scholastic Press Association) 2nd place
  • T.A.J.E. (Teachers Association of Journalism Educators) Best of Show
  • N.C.T.E. (National Council of Teachers of English) Highest Award
  • C.S.P.A. (Columbia Scholastic Press Association) Silver Medalist

You can find us at @the.final.draft on Instagram!

Moira H. Longino

Adviser, Super Senior

McKenna Applewhite

Editor-in-Chief, Senior

Ellie Marin

Editor-in-Chief, Senior

Turi Sioson

Editor-in-Chief, Senior

Mina Mashhoon

Associate Editor, Junior

Claire Winters

Associate Editor, Senior

Shelby Sperling

Editor, Junior

Lorena Chiles

Editor, Junior

Katherine Sheffield

Editor, Freshman

Marlo Beesley

Editor, Senior

Luke Barney (not pictured)

Editor, Senior

Banner by Riya Aggarwal