Posts Tagged ‘Class of 2018’

Zach Scott Named Part Of Broward’s Basketball “Fab 5”

December 14, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: ,

The Sun-Sentinel recently unveiled their top preseason picks for the best basketball players in Broward County which included WA senior, Zach Scott. This group, known as the “Fab 5” includes players from all schools in the county, regardless of FHSAA classification.

Zach has signed to play basketball at Florida Gulf Coast University and is the 19th-ranked senior prospect in Florida. Zach helped the Westminster Academy Lions clinch the Class 4A State Championship last year. Way to go Zach, and go Lions!


Six WA Seniors Sign National Letters Of Intent

November 9, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: , , , ,

SigningIMG_3496Six WA seniors signed their National Letter of Intent during the NCAA Early Signing Period which began this week. Congratulations to our student-athletes who will be using their talents to glorify God at the collegiate level.

  • Zach Scott signed with Florida Gulf Coast University for basketball
  • Jessica Nava signed with the University of Virginia for swimming
  • Jamie Boros signed with Mississippi College for volleyball
  • Devin Roche signed with Fairleigh Dickinson University for baseball
  • Logan O’Neil signed with High Point University baseball
  • Alec Villanueva signed with Saint Leo University for baseball

Football Senior Night Recap

November 9, 2017 Posted in: Student Life Tags: , , ,

senior-night2017Written by John Mills ’18

Westminster Academy’s football, pep band, and cheerleading seniors were honored at last Friday’s varsity football game against American Heritage. With perfect weather, the honored students donned their ceremonial red sashes to commemorate their dedication. Both the booming narration of Coach Jeff Smith and the cheering of friends and families filled the skies, as the students listed below and their escorts strolled up the H.W. Huizenga Family Football Field.

  • Billy Bevill
  • Aaron Pomeroy
  • Michael Hunter
  • Max Salter
  • Joseph Webel
  • Jonathan Moulton
  • Hunter DiGiacomo-Barnes
  • Raphael Blake
  • Dawn Erlich
  • Rachel Karsner
  • MaryGrace Adamson
  • Tara Lynn Haggerty
  • Caroline Canada
  • Camryn Pagliaro

As the 2017 football season draws to a close, Westminster Academy sends a special thank you to our student-athletes, parents, pep band, cheerleaders, and fans for their prayers and support.

Olivia Gaus—Rotary Student of the Month

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

_MG_5254Written by Daniel Lafferty ’18

Olivia Gaus, a senior at WA, has been honored by the Rotary Club of North Lauderdale as the Rotary Student of the Month. This is an extremely prestigious recognition that is given to two students from our school each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. To be chosen for this recognition, the student must show exceptional qualities in the areas of academics, leadership, and most of all, community service. Olivia has been involved in the key club throughout high school and is the chairman of the Alzheimer’s visits for NHS this year. Recognized students are invited to the Rotary Club luncheon where they hear speakers from around the area, and get to share their own experiences. “I felt honored to be there. Since it is a service organization, it was cool to be recognized for the service I’ve done over the past few years and to be able to share that with them!” Olivia said.

Varsity Athletic Awards Banquet Winners

WA-Athletics-289-186Team GPA

Ladies: Swimming and Diving
Men’s: Golf

Scholar Athletes

Freshman: Gabrielle Audet, Robert Beckey, Ragan Jacaty, Adam Warters
Sophomores: Billy Bevill, Joshua DeAngulo, Rachel Karsner, Jessica Nava
Juniors: Gillianna Kalb, Chris MacClugage, Kayla McCracken, Travis Singh
Seniors: Katie Ferraguti, Thomas Messer, Churchill Perry, Gabriella Shyne

Ken Key Award

Churchill Perry

Freshman Athlete of the Year

Ladies: Chelsea Brown
Men: Chase Johnston

Sophomore Athlete of the Year

Ladies: Kathryn Ford and Jessica Nava
Men: Cory Acton and Zachary Scott

Jim Brown–Servant Award

Ladies: Kiersten Casey, Randi Moore, Ali Sampo
Men: Jason Saenz and Tyler Singh

Harvey Martin–Spiritual Award

Ladies: Savannah Alday and Erika Hall
Men: Joshua Bolton and Jerald Butler

Jack Mowday–Leadership Award

Ladies: Jenna Boland and Elizabeth Zubero
Men: Zack Ledbetter and Daniel Wood

Carl A. Peterson–Athlete of the Year Award

Junior Ladies: Raquel Rosa and Naomi Sanders
Junior Men: Paul Atkinson and Patrick Sastre
Senior Ladies: Lexi Kinsey
Senior Men: James Scasserra

C.L.A.S.S. Award–Our Highest Award

Ladies: Katie Nava
Men: Thomas Messer

Lady Lions Basketball Season Wrap-Up

12694951_1118835444823291_5768835308743986228_oSince 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 Ormond Beach. Yet the ladies continued to fight and reigned in two more impressive wins (one victory was won by a margin of 46). They made it to the finals of the Holiday Classic but lost to a team from out of state.

The battle continued and they won the next 5-7 games as they went into districts. They flew through Districts and at the Regional Semifinal were able to silence Benjamin with a 49-34 win. It was an immense victory to win by fifteen points to a team that had been their first loss of the season. Their final game was played Saturday, February 13, 2016, where they were beaten in Naples but they had nothing to be ashamed of. Their resilience and tenacity were seen by all as they ended an inspiring 2015-2016 season.

Well done Lady Lions!

Written by Daniel Wood ’16

Author Melody Carlson Visit

unnamed-2The Upper School Media Center invited Author Melody Carlson to visit Westminster Academy on Tuesday, January 12 of this year. The Upper School was blessed with an interview format directed by Leo Reilly during the chapel service which also included a question and answer time. Melody Carlson has written over 250 books and has sold over 2.5 million books over the last 20 years. In addition to answering questions during chapel, Melody had lunch with two high school students, three English teachers, and other staff members. Students Stephanie Marchelos and Arianna Loucks had each read a book by Melody Carlson and wrote a paragraph as to why they would like to meet with her over lunch.

The High School Creative Writing class came to the Upper School Media Center and had the full class time to gather key writing information from the author on many facets of writing and getting their work published. Approximately thirty middle school students came in the afternoon and were able to ask many questions regarding writing. The students had a steady stream of questions and were very attentive as Melody answered each. We are so glad that Melody Carlson could come visit our school. We have many of her books in our collection if you are reading this and are interested in her books.