Posts Tagged ‘Service’

Lions Join Touchdowns Against Cancer

September 15, 2016 Posted in: Athletics Tags: , ,

static1.squarespaceThe Westminster Academy Lions Varsity Football Team are proud to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by joining Touchdowns Against Cancer, along with schools from across the nation.

We are inviting our fans to pledge a donation for each touchdown we score at our next 2 games. Proceeds will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to give you an idea of what your donations can do:

  • $2 per TD will provide a patient a Pediatric Isolation Mask to help protect those with compromised immune systems from airborne germs
  • $5 per TD will provide Thermometers to check children for fever
  • $10 per TD will provide a Medical Testing Doll used to help patients understand medical treatment and procedure
  • $25 per TD will fund Rehabilitation Weights to help improve patients’ quality of life
  • $100 per TD will provide one pair of Child-Sized Crutches

Come watch us at our next home game this Friday, September 16, at 7:00 p.m. at we go up against Coral Springs Charter!

To pledge a donation for each touchdown we score at our next 2 games click here! For more information on Touchdowns Against Cancer please click here.

WA Clubs Collecting Items For Our Troops

September 7, 2016 Posted in: School News Tags: , , ,

Please join Westminster Academy to support our soldiers this Friday, September 9, at the west campus Athletic Complex. Our varsity football team will be hosting Calvary Christian Academy at 7:00 p.m. Two of Westminster Academy’s student-led clubs, Students for Soldiers and the Key Club, will be holding a collection drive for our troops serving our country around the world during the football game.

Please help us collect the following TRAVEL SIZE items to be sent in care packages for our service men and women:

  • Gum
  • Slim Jim Jerky
  • Granola Bars
  • Chapstick
  • Small Box of Lucky Charms or Fruit Loops
  • SNACK Size Crackers and Cookies
  • Fruit Snacks

We will be collecting items at school in the upper school office for service hours (5 items=1 hours; max 5 hours). You may also bring your donations and items to the collection location at the Key Club table just inside the entrance to the field. Please be sure that the container of items is properly labeled for service hour credit. All collected items will be packed and shipped to our brave men and women serving and protecting our nation around the world.

National Junior Arts Honor Society

September 1, 2016 Posted in: Arts Tags: , ,

IMG_0307The National Junior Arts Honor Society held their first official meeting of the school year Wednesday, August, 31. Their focus is to encourage members to excel for God’s glory in all forms of art and to use their gifts and talents to serve in the community. Items accomplished included electing officers and choosing a focus for this year’s activities.

We are looking forward to a fantastic year.

Veterans Honor Flight

June 1, 2016 Posted in: School News Tags: ,

IMG_2924For the third year, Michelle Perry offered her history students extra credit for both writing a letter to WWII and Korean veterans as well as going to the “homecoming” at the Fort Lauderdale Airport as they return home from the Honor Flight to Washington DC.

Close to 40 students showed up with their families. Michelle Moore and Annie Shyne stood in the gap for Mrs. Perry as she was on the senior trip this year. Ninety-five letters were distributed at “mail call” on the return flight.

Here is a letter from one of the veterans:

Words seldom fail me, but they do now. To say “thank you” for the wonderful opportunity you gave me just isn’t enough. I so appreciate all the preparation, hard work, and tireless devotion you put into making this the most memorable trip of my lifetime. From the first moment, the delicious breakfast, the breezing through Security, the fire truck water salute, the goodies on the plane, the police escort in DC, (WOW!), the opportunity to visit the WWII Memorial and the other special sites, and having the military right alongside us the whole time…these are events that I will never forget.

By the way, someone told me that it was cold and rainy that day. Really? I never felt it.

Organizing “Mail Call” has to be a work of genius. I have never been so surprised in my life. The letters and cards I received are my dearest treasures now, and you can bet I will cherish them always. Thank you so very much for that!

And then the icing on the cake: The Homecoming! I doubt if I will ever come “down” from the “high” of it all. What an experience! I can’t help but tear up now as I write about it. To say I was flabbergasted is a gross understatement!

I have to tell you that as I was wheeled through the airport to the crowd”s cheers of: “Thank you, William!”, “We love you, Bill!”, “God Bless You, Mr. Farrell”, etc., I realized why you had made the patriotic name tags for all the vets. I just had to smile. Honor Flight had left no stone unturned. It was all so overwhelmingly AMAZING!

I can only hope you know how truly thankful I am
God Bless You, and God Bless America!

Forever Grateful,
Bill Farrell

Gabi Peña Sings In National St. Jude Commercial

May 10, 2016 Posted in: Arts Tags:

stjude500x250As you may know, St. Jude’s mission is to find cures and provide treatment for children with cancer and other deadly diseases. This 2-minute spot hosted by Grammy Award winner Luis Fonsi started airing nationally on Sunday, May 1.

This commercial is based on a traditional rhyme that Spanish-speaking parents sing to their children when they get hurt while gently rubbing the hurt spot. We are very proud to share this commercial where our very own Gabriela Pena is singing that traditional rhyme, congratulations Gabi!

To watch please click here.

WA Key Club at Relay for Life

April 28, 2016 Posted in: School News Tags: , , ,

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event working to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and to take action to finish the fight against cancer.

Our WA Key Club volunteered with our Pompano Beach Kiwanis sponsors to set-up for the event, helping to register participants, and assisting wherever they were needed. Gwen Leys, Kiwanis Event Coordinator and our Kiwanis Key Club Advisor thanked us for the help that our volunteers provided for the event.

Thank you to our WA Key Club volunteers for their time and their commitment to serving Christ in our community: Gabby Pipia, Maria Sarmiento, Hannah Brown, Nick Rowe, Molly Brown, and Jessica McKenzie.

Honor Choir Leading Worship at First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale

April 28, 2016 Posted in: Arts, School News Tags: , , , ,

13061996_10154150738974766_1061199225795259845_nCongratulations to the following students who went above the Honor Choir expectations and led worship at First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, April 24, 2016.

  • Mahala Andre
  • Caroline Canada
  • Calvin Carrie
  • Rochelle Crevier
  • Haley Glenum
  • Amanda Goldberg
  • Anthony Jacaruso
  • Ragan Jacaty
  • Christine Kamm
  • Anthony Leonardi
  • Kari-Ann Lue
  • Elizabeth Meadows
  • Gaby Pena
  • Heather Webel
  • Rachel Wellington

Our full Honor Choir was involved in the service Sunday morning as well, joining the Adult Worship Choir at First Baptist Church in singing songs such as Rising Sun, You Won’t Relent, Holy Spirit, and Hallelujah, Amen