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Author: Blake Matthews

Dear WA Community, Today is Veterans Day. Originally called Armistice Day marking the end of World War I, it was changed to its current form in 1954. Each year this special day honors those who have served in our armed forces. One of my favorite family pictures is of my maternal grandfather and his two brothers at Pearl Harbor on Christmas Eve 1943. Three skinny kids from Eastern Kentucky, serving on separate ships, found each other that day. The image harkens to a different time but one in which our greatest generation answered the call. More than forty years later, I followed...

HEAR YE, HEAR YE! Come one and all to the special 50th Anniversary Year Performance of Westminster Academy’s Christmas Madrigal Feaste on Tuesday, December 7—one night only—in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall. Seating begins at 6:00 p.m. This multi-course dinner will include the beautifully costumed Royal Court, the King and Queen, and a profusion of cast members, including lords and ladies, court jesters, wandering minstrels, dancers, and singers! The Hall will be elegantly decorated, and we hope you will feel immersed in this wonderful tradition from the Renaissance period. The cost for dinner and entertainment is $25 per seat. Click here for tickets! We thank you...

Congratulations to WA Alumnus Michael A. Taylor from the Class of 2009 for receiving his first Gold Glove Award! We are proud of his work and accomplishments. The Westminster Academy Alumni Association and Athletic Department honored Taylor in February of 2020 by retiring his baseball jersey #3. Never again will another student-athlete represent WA on the baseball field with #3. Previously, the Alumni Association inducted Taylor into Westminster Academy’s Athletic Hall of Honor in 2015. We look forward with excitement as we continue to watch his career! For more information about his recent Gold Glove accomplishment, please visit mlb.com....

1 Peter 4:10 says, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” As stated in the verse above, part of our activity as a Christian school is to serve others. We have coordinated student-led service projects to demonstrate our faith in action. Our Upper School service days are called “Rooted & Grounded,” following the school theme “Rooted” from Jeremiah 17:8. We have partnered with local nonprofit organizations to provide opportunities for our students to positively impact our community and interact with their peers in meaningful ways....

We are so proud of the Westminster Academy Junior Thespian Troupe. They competed at the district level Thespian competition and walked away with six superior and six excellent performance rankings! Camilla Zayas-Cruz also received Critic’s Choice for her solo performance. She was chosen by the judges in her room as the top performance of that day. Way to go, Camilla! Superior Rankings: Solo Musical: Madison Sanders with “She Used to Be Mine” from Waitress Solo Musical: Camilla Zayas-Cruz with “What It Means to Be a Friend” from Thirteen the Musical Solo Musical: Olivia Oropesa with “Lost in the Brass” from Band...