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Annual Lion’s Knockout Basketball Game: Alumni vs. Faculty

January 19, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: , , ,
It is that time of year when our WA Alumni take on the WA Faculty for our annual co-ed basketball game. The game starts immediately following the Varsity Men’s Winter Court basketball game on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

All alumni are invited to come out as a player or fan. If you are alumni and desire to play, please contact Sandy Hall. If you are playing for the faculty, please let Coach John Baker know of your interest.

Become A Sponsor For Derby Day at WA

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

Advertise your business while supporting our school! Auction underwriting opportunities begin at $500. Each sponsorship level includes tickets to attend Derby Day at WA, on Friday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church.

We also need help acquiring items. Please consider supporting our school ministry by donating a gift card/item, or asking a business to donate a gift card/item, from one of the following categories: restaurants, vacation homes, spas, specialty shops, sporting or outdoor shops, hotel weekend stays and jewelry.

  • The lower school grade with the most participation will have an ice cream party. Parents can donate towards the grade’s basket and/or donate a $25 gift card/item or acquire a gift certificate/item for the auction.
  • All middle school students who make a donation of a $25 gift card/item or acquire a gift certificate/item for the auction will participate in a Pancake Breakfast prepared by Mr. Satterly and Mr. Critch during first period on February 16.
  • All high school students who make a donation of a $25 gift card/item or acquire a gift certificate/item for the auction will receive community service hours. Two hours will be awarded for each $25 gift card/item with a maximum of 6 community service hours.

Click here to download acquisition forms, purchase tickets and view sponsorship levels. Please return acquisition forms with the gift card/item by February 10 to Lynn Barbar in the Development Office so we can thank the donor and give your child credit for the gift. Please send in class basket items to your child’s teacher. Contact Sarah Hajduk at hajduks@wa.edu or 954.771.4615, ext. 2504 for further information.

Athletic Hall of Honor Ceremony At Homecoming

October 26, 2016 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

The Westminster Academy Alumni Association will hold an induction ceremony for the Athletic Hall of Honor 1990 Softball Teamprior to the Homecoming game at the Alumni Tailgate presented by Hayes Locums on Friday, October 28 at 5:30 p.m.

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.

2016 Inductees:

Female Athletes:

  • Linda Menees ’78
  • Jennifer Garvin ’88
  • Patricia Kranz ’11

Male Athletes:

  • Kurt Wade ’79
  • Ehren Wallhoff ’91
  • Josh Pressley ’98
  • Matthew den Dekker ’06
  • AJ Barbar ’11

Coaches:

  • Coach Leroy Schwab – Baseball, Men’s Basketball, Softball, Tennis (1971-1987)

Teams:

  • 1990 Softball Team – State Champions
  • 1999 Baseball Team – State Champions

Benedetti Orthodontics WA Golf Tournament Recap

October 5, 2016 Posted in: School News Tags: , , , ,

image1(1)The annual Benedetti Orthodontics WA Golf Tournament took place on Monday, October 3 at Coral Ridge Country Club. It was quite a hot day for October, but the players were grateful for heat over rain considering the pending hurricane brewing! Praise God we were able to raise a gross amount of just over $49,000 for our turf field! Special thanks to all those who took part of their day to come out and support Westminster Academy and golf for a cause!

We are grateful to our title sponsor, Benedetti Orthodontics, and additional sponsors Advanced Stucco, Heart2Heart Senior Outreach, Landmark Bank, The McKay Family, Sapoznik Insurance, All American Windows, Kim Nava State Farm Insurance, Colonial Life, Risse Brothers, Broten Garage Door Sales, License to Chill,  JVR Ingrasci Impact Windows, Park N Go, ProGrass, and over 30 families and business who purchased tee signs. For a complete list of our sponsors, please click here.

Congratulations to our winners:

1st Place Net—Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church
  • Rob Pacienza
  • Ryan Scharer
  • Dave Richardson
2nd Place Net—Benedetti Orthodontics
  • Mike Berry
  • Rob Collins
  • John Washburn
Closest to the Pin: Gary Nabors
Longest Drive: TJ Boros
Putting Contest Finalist: Mark Hamilton
Also, please save the date on Friday, December 2, for our BBI Sporting Clay Tournament at Quail Creek Plantation in Okeechobee. Registration and sponsorship opportunities will be available soon on our website. We welcome novice and experienced shooters alike!

Athletic Hall of Honor Ceremony At Homecoming

September 26, 2016 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 7.

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.

2016 Inductees:

Female Athletes:

  • Linda Menees ‘78
  • Jennifer Garvin ‘88
  • Patricia Kranz ‘11

Male Athletes:

  • Kurt Wade ‘79
  • Ehren Wallhoff ‘91
  • Josh Pressley ‘98
  • Matthew den Dekker ‘06
  • AJ Barbar ‘11

Coaches:

  • Coach Leroy Schwab – Baseball, Men’s Basketball, Softball, Tennis (1971-1987)

Teams:

  • 1990 Softball Team – State Champions
  • 1999 Baseball Team – State Champions

Alumni Mothers’ Luncheon Recap

September 14, 2016 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

On Tuesday, September 13, we welcomed back our class of 2015 and 2016 alumni mothers to join us for our 4th Annual Alumni Mothers’ Luncheon. Nearly forty ladies attended this special time of fellowship over a lovely lunch in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall. Mrs. Diane Kanell, mother and grandmother of WA alumni and former 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. Special thanks to Blair Critch for sponsoring this event! Feel your best and thrive with Blair! For more information, visit floridahealth.le-vel.com/.

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 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. Sandy recently received a note of appreciation from a young lady having a rough week at college. She was stressed and homesick, then she went to her mailbox and found a brightly decorated box! Walking back to her dorm, everyone was making comments to her and she smiled the rest of the night! 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.

WA Alumnus, AJ Barbar, Headed to Rio!

August 4, 2016 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

News_P1_499976The Westminster Academy Swim Club is thrilled to announce that our very own AJ Barbar ’11 has been officially named to the Lebanese Olympic team for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. AJ, who has dual citizenship with the United States and Lebanon, will compete in the men’s 50 freestyle on August 11.

AJ attended WA from kindergarten through 12th grade and graduated in 2011. A naturally gifted athlete, he excelled in many sports but didn’t actually start swimming until 2008 after being inspired by watching the Olympics in Beijing, China. After swimming 3 years at WA, he attended Oklahoma Baptist University on a swimming scholarship and was a part of 4 straight national championship teams. After returning to South Florida, AJ has been working at WA as an age-group swim coach and training with WA’s senior team in pursuit of his Olympic qualification.

According to AJ, this is a dream come true:

“I am so excited to attend my first Olympics. It’s been a dream of mine ever since I started swimming. I am honored to represent Lebanon and I look forward to racing the best swimmers in the world.”