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College Planning 101—November 6

college-savings2Save the date! Parents of students of all ages, join us for College Planning 101 on Monday, November 6, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. WA alumni, Philip Piedt ’07 of Benchmark Financial and John Novoa ’02 of Thrivent Financial, will be sharing strategies for saving and preparing for higher education. Early preparation is key, so we encourage parents of preschoolers through seniors to attend. As a college preparatory school, we are excited to offer this event presented by our alumni who want to give back to their alma mater which laid a foundation for the success they experience today.

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Alumni Mothers’ Luncheon Recap

October 2, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

On September 28, we welcomed back our class of 2016 and 2017 alumni mothers to join us for our 5th Annual Alumni Mothers’ Luncheon. Mrs. Carole Sipowski, mother and grandmother of WA alumni and school board member was the guest speaker. She encouraged the mothers with wisdom from God’s Word and used the story of Moses as a reminder that parents must entrust their children to God’s care as they send them off to college.

We love our alumni and their families and desire to see them continue to be part of our WA community! If you would like your college freshman to receive a care package, please e-mail Alumni Association President, Sandy Hall at halls@wa.edu with your child’s contact information. Each year Mrs. Hall’s first grade class lovingly prepares care packages for our recent graduates to remind them they will always be part of our extended WA community. If you would like to be part of bringing a smile to the face of one of our alumni in college, please click here to sponsor a care package for $15 a student and mention “care package” in the comments section.

Also, if you would like the opportunity to connect with other alumni mothers, the College, Career, and Military Moms in Prayer group meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. There is no weekly commitment, so join as you are able to attend to pray for your adult children. Additionally, this group will also be preparing care packages and prayer grams at their prayer meeting on October 24 which will begin at 6:30 p.m. that evening only. Please contact Cindy Coningsby, WA alumni mother, with any questions you may have regarding this gathering.

Athletic Hall of Honor Ceremony At Homecoming

September 27, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

The Westminster Academy Alumni Association will hold an induction ceremony for the Athletic Hall of Honor prior to the Homecoming game at the Alumni Tailgate presented by Hayes Locums on Friday, October 6 at 5:30 p.m. We encourage alumni and their families to attend as we honor these athletes.

The Westminster Academy Athletic Hall of Honor exists to honor the men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the WA Athletic program. Since 1971, the mighty Lions have been blessed by a distinguished athletic legacy, and we want to recognize and honor our exceptional alumni, coaches, and contributors who were instrumental in the success of our athletic program. Plaques for each inductee are displayed in the Athletic Hall of Honor located on the east campus, near the Admissions Office. As a way to continue to promote the mission of WA and to inspire excellence in athletics and the overall educational journey of our students, we want to celebrate our nominees for their demonstration of discipline, sacrifice, perseverance, cooperation, and commitment in athletics for God’s glory at WA.

2017 Inductees:

Athletes:

  • John Bona ’97
  • Jimmy Bishop ’00
  • Steel Lafferty ’10
  • Caroline Israels ’13

Coaches:

  • Coach Denise Israels—Soccer, Swimming, Water Polo, 1997–Present

Teams:

  • 2002 Basketball Team—State Champions

Athletic Hall of Honor Ceremony At Homecoming

September 21, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

The Westminster Academy Alumni Association will hold an induction ceremony for the Athletic Hall of Honor prior to the Homecoming game at the Alumni Tailgate presented by Hayes Locums on Friday, October 6.

The Westminster Academy Athletic Hall of Honor exists to honor the men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the WA Athletic program. Since 1971, the mighty Lions have been blessed by a distinguished athletic legacy, and we want to recognize and honor our exceptional alumni, coaches, and contributors who were instrumental in the success of our athletic program. Plaques for each inductee are displayed in the Athletic Hall of Honor located on the east campus, near the Admissions Office. As a way to continue to promote the mission of WA and to inspire excellence in athletics and the overall educational journey of our students, we want to celebrate our nominees for their demonstration of discipline, sacrifice, perseverance, cooperation, and commitment in athletics for God’s glory at WA.

2017 Inductees:

Athletes:

  • John Bona ’97
  • Jimmy Bishop ’00
  • Steel Lafferty ’10
  • Caroline Israels ’13

Coaches:

  • Coach Denise Israels—Soccer, Swimming, Water Polo, 1997–Present

Teams:

  • 2002 Basketball Team—State Champions

Rob Hoskins ’83 Named 2017 Distinguished Alumnus

May 18, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: ,

RobHoskinsCongratulations to Rob Hoskins ’83, our 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.

Rob grew up as the son of missionaries in Lebanon and France before pursuing his own missionary calling. He is currently President and CEO of OneHope, a global ministry committed to engaging every child in the world with God’s Word. OneHope has already reached more than a billion children and youth in more than 179 nations in 157 languages. Rob produced The GodMan, an animated children’s film translated into over 78 languages that is shown to tens of millions of children every year. He has also overseen the expansion into digital with The Bible App for Kids, developed in partnership with YouVersion. The app has been downloaded in every region of the world, translated into additional languages and is reaching millions of children with the Bible in a fresh new way.

Rob serves key global church and political leaders as an ideator, connector, thought leader, and innovator. Due to his strong belief in forming and helping sustain unified mission collaboratives, he serves on the board of the Forum of Bible Agencies International, is founder of the Visual Story Network and served on the steering committee of the 4/14 Window Movement. He is also serving on the Strategy Working Group for the Lausanne Movement.

With exemplary leadership, Rob has also served on the Board of Trustees for Oral Roberts University for nine years, concluding the final three years as Chair of the Board in April 2017.

Rob holds his B.A. from Vanguard University and is an ordained general appointed missionary of the Assemblies of God. He earned a Masters of Theology from Evangelical Theological Seminary in Osijek, Croatia, and is presently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry from Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the recipient of John Maxwell’s Equip Leadership Award and recognized by Charisma magazine as one of the emerging leaders of the church of tomorrow.

Rob and his wife, Kim, daughter of pioneer Latin American media missionaries Elmer and Lee Bueno, minister in churches, crusades, and pastoral leadership forums around the world. They have two daughters, Diandra and Natasha, who are both married and living and working in New York City. Rob and Kim call South Florida “home” and live near OneHope’s global headquarters in Pompano, Florida.

Rob will be honored at our upcoming Commencement on Friday, May 26, at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the Distinguished Alumni Award is to publicly recognize alumni for distinguished personal and career accomplishments in our society for God’s glory. Each year recipients are nominated by their peers and selected by members of the faculty and alumni board. If you would like to make a future recommendation for the Distinguished Alumni Award, please contact Sandy Hall at alumni@wa.edu with your nomination along with a brief explanation as to why you feel they deserve to be nominated.

Alumni and Senior Luncheon and Chapel

May 11, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , , , ,

IMG_0763_On Tuesday, May 9, the Alumni Association held their annual LaSpadas luncheon for seniors and alumni. The class of 2017 was welcomed into the Alumni Association and also challenged and encouraged by Aaron Bibbee ’12, Victoria Israels ’06 Miklausich, Erin Read ’94 Proko and Ben Spangler ’11, each with different backgrounds and stories of how God continued to work in their lives after graduating from WA.

The annual senior chapel was held in the Coral Ridge sanctuary prior to the luncheon. The chapel opened with Mrs. Hall, Alumni Association President, awarding scholarships from the Alumni Association to two deserving seniors: Haley Glenum and Vince Trombino. Then reflections on memories from the past and many funny stories were shared by faculty through videos and pictures. Mr. Jominy closed the chapel with a video of each of the seniors’ handprints painted on his classroom wall along with their college name. Mrs. Hall will have a map in her classroom in the fall where she pins a picture of each graduate where they are attending college and her first graders pray for our alumni next school year.

Welcome to the Alumni Association, Class of 2017! Stay connected with your roots at WA! Family never graduates!

 

Class Of 2017 Recognition At Coral Ridge

ClassOf2017Class of 2017 parents and soon-to-be graduates, please join us this Sunday, May 14, at the 11:00 a.m. service at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church for a time of worship and celebration. Pastor Rob Pacienza would like to invite our graduating seniors on stage and pray for your next steps. As a community, we want to celebrate God’s work in your lives and pray for His continued guidance as you journey into the next season of life. We hope that you will be able to join us.