A Word From Mr. Satterly—April 4, 2019

A Word From Mr. Satterly—April 4, 2019

Dear WA Community,

In Matthew 25, Jesus tells a parable about three servants entrusted with talents. Because two of them invested their talents and increased their value, they were commended. In Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, he reminds us that we “are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” We capture both of these ideas in our conversation about the 16,000-hour proposition—the amount of time a student spends in school. This is why Westminster Academy exists. It is both a place of preparation and a venue for talent investment.

Recently, we have devoted time and attention to applaud our students on their investments. As two seniors approach the finish line, we celebrate their achievement in academic rigor as National Merit Finalists. On the heels of our basketball team’s three-peat celebration, our robotics team returned from their competition last weekend with a NASA grant in hand, heading to the World Championship for the third consecutive year. Apparently, good things happen in three’s around here. Finally, this weekend we have three opportunities to enjoy our Fine Arts students’ investment. Above and beyond their regular workload, these students have diligently invested their time and, quite literally, their talents to this year’s school musical. Unlike the former examples, we do not wait for results to celebrate. These students reap their reward with the honor of your presence. I hope you’ll take the time to encourage them and come to a performance. Undoubtedly, there will be applause and laughter.

Westminster Academy offers an incredible array of opportunities for students. It is encouraging to see those who take advantage and invest in preparation for good works—well done, good and faithful servants.

Grace and Peace,

Joel T. Satterly