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Chick-fil-A Leader Academy Kick-Off

October 30, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags:

2017-10-19 12.32.56Once again this year, Westminster Academy has been given the opportunity to host a chapter of the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy. On October 19 and 20, 34 juniors and seniors came together to the Kick-off event. While enjoying lunch provided by the sponsoring Fort Lauderdale restaurant, owner/operator Rolando Justiniano shared with the students his mission, and the mission of Chick-fil-A corporation, to grow leaders. The students heard from several members of the Chick-fil-A organization and participated in a number of activities to help them realize their potential as leaders.

The theme of the Leader Academy is Impact through Action. The first Impact Project accomplished by the group was packing 100 meals to help feed the homeless. In December and April, the Academy will take on two more self-initiated Impact Projects to put their leadership skills to work. Each month throughout the school year the Academy will meet to hear from great leaders to help the students identify and develop their individual leadership skills.

Athletic Highlights—October 26, 2017

Friday, October 20

  • Varsity Men’s Swimming & Diving: District Runner-Up, Chase Perry—District Champion in the 50 Free
  • Varsity Ladies’ Swimming & Diving: Jessica Nava—District Champion in the 100 Fly and 100 Backstroke, JoJo Richter—District Runner-Up in the 100 Backstroke

Tuesday, October 24

  • Varsity Men’s Cross Country: District Champions
  • Varsity Ladies’ Cross Country: District Champions
  • 6th Grade Football: Won 22-2 vs. American Heritage Plantation

Save The Date For The BBI Sporting Clay Tournament!

October 26, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , , , ,

Mark your calendars for the 6th Annual BBI WA Sporting Clay Tournament on Friday, December 1, at Quail Creek Plantation in Okeechobee. Warm-up and breakfast begin at 9:00 a.m. and tournament play will start at 10:00 a.m. Teams take a golf cart around a course of fourteen stations with each participant shooting at four clay pigeons per station. Lunch and the awards ceremony will follow the tournament at 1:00 p.m. If you do not own a shotgun, you will be able to rent one from Quail Creek.

All skill levels are welcome to participate! The registration fee is $300 per shooter and the proceeds will be designated for the student financial assistance fund. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $200 and provide great marketing exposure to our school community. Registration opens Monday, October 30 at wa.edu/clay. For questions about sponsorship opportunities or registration, please contact Director of Development, Sarah Hajduk at hajduks@wa.edu or 954.771.4615, ext. 2504.

Join Us For One Cup — November 2

OneCupLogoOur Parent Teacher Fellowship welcomes you to join Mr. Satterly for coffee and pastries on Thursday, November 2, at 8:00 a.m. in Gangway (entry from the SW corner of the church). This new quarterly event, designed for busy parents, is an opportunity to gather in an informal setting to discuss a parenting topic in about the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee, immediately following drop-off. Mr. Satterly’s first topic will be technology, as he shares reflections from The Tech-Wise Family, by Andy Crouch. We will end promptly at 8:30 a.m. to honor your time, but you are welcome to stay beyond that time to connect with Mr. Satterly and other parents.

Special thanks to our neighbor at west campus, The Atlantic Cypress Creek for sponsoring this event. For further information, contact Sarah Hajduk, Director of Development, at hajduks@wa.edu or 954.771.4615, ext. 2504.

College Planning 101—November 6

college-savings3Save the date! Parents of students of all ages, join us for College Planning 101 on Monday, November 6, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall. WA alumni, Philip Piedt ’07 of Benchmark Financial and John Novoa ’02 of Thrivent Financial, will be sharing strategies for saving and preparing for higher education. Early preparation is key, so we encourage parents of preschoolers through seniors to attend. As a college preparatory school, we are excited to offer this event presented by our alumni who want to give back to their alma mater which laid a foundation for the success they experience today.

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Athletic Highlights—October 19, 2017

October 19, 2017 Posted in: Athletics Tags: , , , ,
Thursday, October 12
  • Varsity Golf: Champion of the Annual WA-CCA Cup
  • MS Volleyball (Red): 1st Place Finish in the South Florida Middle School League Tournament
Monday, October 16
  • Varsity Volleyball District Quarterfinals: Won 3-0 vs. FAU High School
Tuesday, October 17
  • 6th Grade Football: Won 26-8 vs. The King’s Academy
  • Varsity Volleyball District Semifinals: Won 3-2 vs. John Carroll High School

WA Robotics Invites You To Mission Mayhem First Robotics Competition

October 19, 2017 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

Screen Shot 2017-10-19 at 3.07.27 PMWritten by John Mills ’18

You’re invited to the Mission Mayhem FIRST Robotics Competition! This event will take place this Saturday, October 21, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and will be located in the gym at Dillard High School. Come cheer on WA’s Robotics Team, Shark Attack FRC Team 744, and they’ll be glad to give you a tour around our pit. Who doesn’t want to watch robots compete? Admission is free! This is your chance to come out and see our robotics team in action without taking a long trip! Here is the day’s official agenda:

  • 8:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies, Team 744 sings the National Anthem!
  • 8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Qualification Matches
  • 12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. – Alliance Selection
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Elimination Rounds
  • 4:45 p.m. – Awards

Please visit the Mission Mayhem website for directions and more information. For more information regarding Robotics at WA, please visit sharkattack744.com, email at sharkattack744@wa.edu, or by phone at 954.771.4615, ext. 2220. For more information on FIRST, please visit firstinspires.org.