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Fourth & Fifth Grade Spelling Bee

December 6, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags:

Screen Shot 2017-12-06 at 9.41.10 AMTuesday, December 5, 2017, the Lower School held the annual Scripps/Miami Herald 4th and 5th-grade spelling bee. The students were well-prepared and excited to show their spelling expertise. After 12 rounds of intense competition, Camilla Zayas-Cruz (4th Grade) won the spelling bee. Camilla will go on to represent Westminster Academy in the Miami Herald/Scripps National Spelling Bee for Broward County in March. Words that were spelled correctly and led to the final round were: “paralysis,” “fluorescent,” and “ricochet.” Emma Rosetti (5th Grade) came in second place, and Stefen Cammarata (5th Grade) won third place.

Christmas At Coral Ridge—Sounds Of The Season

December 6, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: ,

Screen Shot 2017-11-09 at 4.32.12 PMRing in this holiday season with Christmas at Coral Ridge on Friday, December 15, at 7:30 p.m. From O Holy Night to White Christmas, this concert is full of holiday favorites for the whole family. The eighty voice Concert Choir, angelic Coral Ridge youth choirs and symphony orchestra, led by Matthew McMurrin, will surround you with the glorious sounds of Christmas. Featured soloists will include the talented Kerrie Roberts and Bernie Gonzalez. This concert event, complete with a live nativity, is at the top of everyone’s Christmas list! Make Christmas at Coral Ridge a part of your Christmas tradition today!

Click here for tickets. Children 18 and under are free, as well as students with a valid student ID.

6th Annual BBI Sporting Clay Tournament Recap

December 5, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: ,

24254988_1891149597591868_1213233972053518791_oThe 6th Annual BBI Sporting Clay Tournament was held on December 1. It was a beautiful day at Quail Creek Plantation in Okeechobee! We enjoyed a hearty breakfast before the tournament began and the competition kicked off shortly after. Eleven teams, including WA students and alumni, came out to enjoy a competitive day on the range in support of Westminster Academy. The day ended with a delicious barbecue lunch and awards’ presentation to our winning teams and top shooters. This year’s tournament grossed over $24,000 for the financial assistance fund.

Click here to view pictures of the event.

We would like to thank BBI, our Title Sponsor, as well as additional sponsors, Florida Nautical Surveyors, Dry Concepts, Mark Allsworth, Esq., Southern Painting, Palm Express, the Boeri Family and Action Firearms.

Congratulations to our Top Shooters and Teams:

  • Top Shooters: 1st Place – Mike Hajduk, 2nd Place – Pietro Boeri, 3rd Place – Pat Grant
  • Top Student Shooter: Mark Charmes
  • 1st Place Team: Mike Hajduk, Pietro Boeri, Domingo Delgado, and Domingo Delgado, Jr.
  • 2nd Place Team: Jim Welch, Jack Friedrich, Charlie Isiminger, and St. George Guardabassi

November Stewardship And Development Update

November 30, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , , , ,

In the next week, you will receive our calendar year-end newsletter in the mail highlighting the accomplishments of our students and recognizing those who have made a contribution to our school. Our two primary fundraising goals this year are raising $350,000 for tuition assistance and raising an additional $500,000 for the renovation of the Dr. Kenneth P. Wackes Media Center.

As of November 29, our total giving for this year is $191,375 with $87,000 designated for tuition assistance. Our fundraising theme for the 2017-18 school year is “All In”, and we hope you will consider joining with us by pledging or giving a year-end donation in December to help us meet our goals.

To make a donation or set up a pledge/recurring gift, please visit wa.edu/donate or mail a check to our school address. Please contact Sarah Hajduk, Director of Development, at hajduks@wa.edu or 954.771.4615, ext. 2504 for more information about how you can support WA. Thank you for supporting Westminster Academy this school year with your prayers, time, and financial gifts!

 

 

Junior Class Car Wash—December 2

November 30, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags:

Support the Junior Class as they raise money for the Junior/Senior Banquet. The class will be holding a car wash on Saturday, December 2, from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the lower school pick up line driveway. A $5 minimum donation is requested.

Two Ways To Support WA While You Shop

November 29, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

Did you know you can support Westminster Academy every time you shop on Amazon, at no cost to you? When you shoScreen Shot 2017-11-29 at 3.12.59 PMp at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the same low prices, selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to WA. Click here to support WA while you shop on Amazon. Be sure to type CRPC dba Westminster Academy to find our school.

Also, our annual dinner auction is coming up on March 2 but you can help us now by acquiring items. Simply click here to download the forms and the next time you are out Christmas shopping, patronizing a restaurant or other local business, ask them to consider supporting our school. This is the largest fundraising event of the year, so please get involved! Proceeds from the auction will be used for the renovation of the Dr. Kenneth P. Wackes Media Center which will benefit all students at WA.

For more information about how you can support WA, please contact Sarah Hajduk, Director of Development, at hajduks@wa.edu or 954.771.4615, ext. 2504.

Family Fun Night at PDQ—December 1

November 29, 2017 Posted in: School News

Join us for Family Fun Night at PDQ! Come inside or use the drive-thru for an easy lunch or dinner option at Screen Shot 2017-11-29 at 12.25.39 PMPDQ in Oakland Park on Friday, December 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mention WA when you order and the school will receive 20% of the total order to benefit the Chorus/A Cappella Choir Trip to Epcot to perform in the Candlelight Processional. Valid only at the PDQ located at 3359 North Federal Highway in Oakland Park.