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The WA community spent this week putting the finishing touch on another school year. Exams were completed and year-end parties filled our swimming pool and other locations around town. Our fifth-grade students are now ready for middle school, and our eighth-grade students will move over to the high school hallways. Finally, our seniors will commence on a new journey outside our walls. Tomorrow night, they will join the ranks of WA alumni.This is the final edition of the eNews for this school year. Our regular publication will return in August. However, watch your email as we provide important updates as...

You will be able to live-stream the Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2019 on Friday evening, May 31. Streaming will begin a few minutes before 7:00 p.m. To view the ceremony, please visit coralridge.tv/.This year, we welcome Pastor Rob Pacienza ’99,  as our Commencement Speaker. Rob is the Lead Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. He grew up under the ministry of D. James Kennedy and graduated from Westminster Academy in 1999. He then graduated from Samford University with a BA in Religion, and finally, from Knox Seminary with a Masters in Divinity. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate...

The class of 2023 celebrated their promotion from eighth grade into high school on Thursday, May 30, in the sanctuary at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. The celebration began with the pledge to the American flag led by Amanda Natt and scripture reading by Layton McCartney. Then, the eighth-grade orchestra performed "Sakura Sakura." Middle School Counselor, Mrs. Ashley Collins, then presented several prestigious awards along with her colleagues. Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the following awards:The Pinnacle Award: Kali CafaroThe Lion Awards: Spencer Jones and Chloe WrightThe Leadership AwardJacob PaynerThe Spiritual Leadership AwardMadison SettembrinoFruit of the...

The class of 2026 celebrated their promotion from fifth grade into middle school on Wednesday, May 29. Gathered in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, the fifth-grade students primarily conducted their own program.It began with pledges led by Jack Scott, Nathaniel Lencse, and Maria Wiemerslage and an opening prayer by Student Council Prayer Warrior, Andrew Lencse. Student Council President, Addison Dannheim, welcomed the parents. Following, Olivia Oropesa, Daniel Delgado, and Ryan Rivers shared their reflections. Then, teachers, Mrs. Hatch, and Mrs. Wood gave special awards and class certificates.Students received a surprise video greeting from songwriter, singer, (and...

At the conclusion of the last school year, we announced that Westminster Academy’s Drama Department, under the direction of Mrs. Rachel Cox, was selected to perform at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Now, after a year of planning, fundraising, and cast selection, the trip is just two months away!Each August, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival turns Edinburgh, Scotland into the most magical and exciting place on earth. As part of the American High School Theatre Festival (AHSTF), it is the world’s largest and most prestigious arts festival. AHSTF Board of Advisors identifies the top high schools based on their most recent...