High School Tag

As you may recall, Hurricane María devastated Puerto Rico last September. The country continues to rebuild after the tragic event, but it is has been a slow process. Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church plans to travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico, this summer and invites WA students to join. The church will serve our Puerto Rican brothers and sisters by assisting in the reconstruction and painting of their damaged homes. This missions trip will last eight days from July 6-13, 2018. Students will join daily worship with the local church partner, La Travesía, as well as enjoy Puerto Rico’s beautiful beaches, El...

The Varsity Athletic Awards took place on Monday, May 14, in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall. The night included a video slideshow featuring action photos of our student-athletes, a team recognition video, and finally, an awards presentation. Because the accomplishments of our teams and student-athletes were celebrated, it was a memorable night. The highest award of the evening is the C.L.A.S.S. Award for a male and female athlete who has displayed Christ-likeness, dynamic leadership, academic excellence, servant attitude, and sportsmanship in their athletic careers. This commitment to the goals of Westminster Academy and WA Athletics is seen in athletes throughout their career, not just a single year. Therefore, the award goes to junior or senior athletes. Congratulations to...

On Wednesday, May 2, the Alumni Association held their annual LaSpadas luncheon for seniors and alumni. This year, alumni also invited retired teachers to join in the tradition. The Alumni Association welcomed the class of 2018 into the fold by challenging and encouraging these newest members. AJ Barbar ’11, Erin Read ’94 Proko, and Brandon Climenhage ’16, each shared from their different backgrounds about how God continues 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...

WA students joined the University of Miami Shark Research and Conservation on a field expedition. Mrs. Hewlett and Mr. Lewis accompanied eleven high school students from Marine Biology to an area off of the coast of Biscayne Bay. Students and the marine team caught sharks about four miles off of Biscayne Bay in about 100 feet of water. In total, the team caught seven sharks: two nurse sharks, two bull sharks, one scalloped hammerhead, and two great hammerheads. The team measured the sharks, placed the tracking tag in the dorsal fin, and applied water to the shark while it was...

About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. There are approximately 16,000 Semi-finalists. Of those 16,000 semi-finalists around 15,000 move onto the Finalist Scholarship competition. We are excited to share that Alexander Shyne has moved on to the Finalist competition. Congratulations to Alexander for this accomplishment!...