Class of 2016 Tag

Pictured is our Junior AP English Gatsby Day. Students dressed in Gatsby-era clothing or in green--like the green light Gatsby gazed at in the novel that represented his dream. They brought food reminiscent of the food at Gatsby's parties and presented projects based upon characters, events, and themes from the novel....

Walking through one of our country’s most historic cities, nine WA high school students excitedly discussed the activities of the past several days. In addition to visiting Paul Revere’s home, the sight of the Boston Massacre and Mike’s Pastries, one student handled several national emergencies as the CIA Director on the National Security Council; another student convinced the Senate to deny the President’s appointment to the Supreme Court; yet another wrote legislation that would expand privatization of our country’s passenger rail system. These students were part of the 1400+ students from across the US to participate in the most authentic...

We are proud to announce that Gabriella Shyne, currently a Senior, has been named as a National Merit Finalist and will progress to compete with approximately 16,000 students in the top 1% nationwide, for National Merit Scholar status. This is a great honor for both her and for Westminster Academy. Additionally, Gabriella received the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award and scholarship this past weekend. The National Merit Scholarship Program is an annual academic competition for recognition and scholarships that is open to all U.S. high school students who meet published entry requirements. Semifinalists named in each year’s Merit...

Nine distinguished juniors and seniors from WA left yesterday to immerse themselves in the most outstanding government conference in the United States. They will spend four days in a variety of activities to gain a deeper understanding of our federal government. These students have been studying all year, writing position papers and doing research to prepare for the intense debate that will take place at the Harvard Model Congress (HMC). HMC presents a unique opportunity for high school students to engage with American government through role-playing and simulation in order to develop a better understanding of civic involvement and government function....

Since sixth grade, the Lady Lion’s Basketball Team has played together as an official WA team. The point being they know how to play well together. The official season started with a 52-15 victory over Sheridan Hills. The next two games the ladies achieved two more victories. It was in their fourth season game when they lost the heartbreaker to Benjamin in a hard fought 73-77 defeat. However, our Lady Lions were resilient and they stomped the next team 63-29. They continued this momentum, winning a Thanksgiving Tournament and then two more games before they were beaten by a team in...