The 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend begins in…

Over 50 years ago, Westminster Academy was an idea born around a dining room table, drawn on a paper napkin by Dr. D. James Kennedy, and supported by several families at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. God has indeed been faithful in transforming this vision into an established academic institution that exists for His glory.

During the 2021–22 school year, we are excited to celebrate five decades of God’s faithfulness to Westminster Academy. Our 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend is October 8–10. We hope you will make plans to join us for this momentous occasion as we honor the past, celebrate the present, and envision the future.

Since 1971, Westminster Academy has served South Florida’s families and students as a Christian school with a focus on academic rigor and faith formation. The legacy of our school is a result of many faithful people, and we look forward to gathering with alumni, alumni parents, grandparents, retired and current faculty and staff, current families, and friends of WA.

As we countdown to this momentous occasion, will you please join us in prayer? We have created a “50 Days to Pray for WA” prayer guide to cover our students, parents, faculty, staff, the events, and our extended community of alumni families in prayer. Our school was founded as a result of faithful people who prayed, and we invite you to join us in continuing that legacy.

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Friday 5:30 p.m.
Tailgate | Athletic Hall of Honor Inductions
West Campus Athletic Complex

Golden Gala

Saturday 7:00 p.m.
Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach
Resort and Spa

WA Sunday

Sunday 11:00 a.m.
 Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church 
Alumni Farewell Brunch
James F. Lyndsay Gymnasium


Steering Committee

Special thanks to our Steering Committee:

Wanda Alday
Alumni Parent ’17, ’18, and Current Parent

Julie Carlson ’80


Jen Whiting ’92 Casey
Alumni Parent ’14, ’16, Alumna, and Current Parent

Cindy Perkins ’79 Coningsby
Alumna and Alumni Parent

Sam Freas ’94
Alumnus, Current Parent, and Current Aquatics Program Director

Laura Smeryage ’96 Harms
Alumni Parent ’16, ’20, Alumna, and Current Parent

Christy LaCaria
Current Parent

Vicki McKay
Alumni Parent ’98, ’00, ’03, Retired Teacher

Carol Neal
Retired Teacher

Philip Piedt ’07
School Board Member and Alumnus

Elizabeth Taylor
Alumni Parent ’12, ’15 and Retired Teacher

Paul Wackes ’79
Alumni Parent ’07, ’08, and Alumnus

Sarah Hajduk
Director of Development, Ex-Officio Member

Sandy Smith ’85 Hall
Alumni Relations & Advancement Specialist, Ex-Officio Member