Posts Tagged ‘Class of 2015’

Twelve Student Athletes Sign Letters Of Intent

unnamedOn Monday, April 27, 12 student athletes at WA signed their letters of intent to play sports at the collegiate level. Swimming, water polo, football, track, basketball, and baseball were all represented in this signing. Coach Smith, parents, and coaches all spoke on behalf of each student and the students were given time to thank those around them. We are so proud of these athletes and wish them all the best in this new adventure God is taking them on.

Way to go Lions!

  • Andrew Boynton, Basketball, Anderson University
  • Ebony Brown, Track & Field, Boston University
  • Jordan Cabral, Football, Liberty University
  • Frankie Corridori, Baseball, Baltimore Community College of Essex
  • Nick Gauntner, Baseball, University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Amy Kranz, Swimming, Wingate University
  • Koral LaStella, Water Polo, Azusa Pacific University
  • Ryan Moore, Football, Valparaiso University
  • Karin Sastre, Track & Field, Gardner Webb University
  • Houston Underwood, Football, Valparaiso University
  • Joseph Vairo, Football, Randolph – Macon
  • Jason Woodburn, Swimming, Florida Atlantic University

Furman Scholars

April 16, 2015 Posted in: Academics Tags: , ,

We are excited to announce that Furman University selected five WA students as Furman Scholars. Brandon Climenhage, Hannah Harms, Thomas Messer, Gabriella Shyne, and Mark Yoder were awarded this honor based on strong academics, leadership, extracurricular activities, and community service. Way to go Brandon, Hannah, Thomas, Gabriella, and Mark!

Micah Smith Wins Piccolo Award

April 16, 2015 Posted in: Athletics Tags: , ,

micahMicah Smith was honored with the Brian Piccolo award on Wednesday, April 15. Due Brian Piccolo’s courage, perseverance, hard work, and concern for others, Broward County organized an award that goes to a high school football player from each school that has demonstrated these qualities. A banquet is given in the spring to honor these award winners coupled with a plaque to recognize their accomplishments. A guest speaker, usually a college football coach or someone else related to football, encourages and honors the award winners. Last night it was Dabo Swinney, head football coach at Clemson. Way to go Micah!

Attention Seniors: Rotary Club Scholarships

March 26, 2015 Posted in: Academics Tags: ,

Attention seniors, the Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale has made four (4) scholarships available to our students. With college plans beginning to finalize our office would like to make you aware of the various financial opportunities made know to us.

Below is a list and brief description of the scholarship availabilities.

  • Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale General Scholarship—Awarded to outstanding students in the greater Fort Lauderdale area 2-year, $2,500 ($5,000 total) per year scholarships to the college or university of your choice.
  • Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale/FAU Scholarship—Awarded to a graduating senior from high schools in the greater Fort Lauderdale area. $2,500 per year for four (4) years of undergraduate tuition while enrolled at FAU.
  • Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale Performing Arts Scholarship—Award is a one-year $1,000 scholarship to outstanding students in the greater Fort Lauderdale area who plan to continue their college studies in the performing arts field.
  • Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale Michael J. Grimmé II Memorial Scholarship—Award is a one-year $2,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from high schools in the greater Fort Lauderdale area. This award encourages youth to experience life as an adventure to be embraced, cherished, and respected.

If you are interested in these opportunities please have your student stop by the College Planning Office to pick up an application.

Please feel free to contact Stephanie Jacques at with any questions or concerns.


Brock Boland Receives Duckwitz Talent Scholarship

March 19, 2015 Posted in: Academics Tags: , ,

Boland - Yrbook_0217(1)Senior Brock Boland was chosen to receive the Duckwitz Talent Scholarship from Stetson University based on his audition as a Vocal Performance major. This prestigious scholarship is valued at approximately $122,000 over four years. This award, in addition to Bright Futures awards, will cover the full cost of tuition and fees for four years at Stetson. WA is very thankful for Brock and his participation and leadership in our Fine Arts program. Please continue to pray with us for Brock and all of our other seniors who are continuing to receive college acceptances and scholarships. Way to go Brock!

Kaitlyn Moore Receives Acceptance Letter From U.S. Naval Academy

February 17, 2015 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

Kaitlyn Moore enewsPlease join us in congratulating senior Kaitlyn Moore on the receipt of her acceptance letter to the United States Naval Academy! Kaitlyn has been patiently waiting to hear from the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), after being accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy earlier this year. Kaitlyn hopes to become a pilot. Family, friends, and church family all gathered on Sunday to congratulate Kaitlyn on this accomplishment and to join alongside her as she signed her letter of commitment. Kaitlyn’s Blue and Gold Officer, George Moraitis, presented Kaitlyn with her appointment certificate. There was a special time of prayer and fellowship to congratulate Kaitlyn. She will be reporting to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, for Induction Day (I-Day) on July 1, 2015.

Please join us in congratulating Kaitlyn and all our other students who have received acceptance letters or awaiting responses from other military academies, colleges, and universities.

Athletic Signing Assembly

February 4, 2015 Posted in: Athletics Tags: , , ,

US- Spring Athletic signingCongratulations to the two seniors who officially declared their intent to play football at the next level during a special assembly on Thursday, January 4. Lesley Dalger will be heading to the Air Force Academy and Micah Smith will be going to Georgetown University.

Devin Pierce ’97, WA alumnus and Duke University graduate, delivered a strong personal testimony. He told our students they have had everything they need to be successful and they should use those resources. Devin shared that he was happy to see Westminster Academy celebrating Black History Month and reminded the students that we all have the same Heavenly Father. He encouraged the students to allow their identity in Christ to shape their worldview.

Special thanks to our teachers, coaches and the entire athletics department, under the guidance of Jeff Smith, for all they have done and continue to do as they pour into the lives of our student athletes. Head football coach, Jake Sorg, shared how the lengthy and time consuming the football recruitment process, which is unlike any other, can be.

We are grateful that these young men have represented WA and themselves very well through this process and we pray that they will continue to honor the Lord with their gifts and talents at the next level. In the meantime, we ask that our community keep all our seniors in prayers as they receive college acceptances and try to make their decisions as to where they will attend college.

Go Lions!