Headmaster Messages

Dear WA Community, Perhaps you are one who engages in new year’s resolutions. I know some people use that practice with great effectiveness, unfortunately, I am not really one of them. Instead, I’ve learned to embrace the new year’s reflection. Flipping the calendar serves as a catalyst to review and reflect on what has transpired in the past twelve months. It is a way of seeing God’s faithful hand, noting the struggle and progress that marks the journey. This year, my new year’s reflection gazed back further than just the intervening twelve months. It went all the way back to the last...

Dear WA Community, As we celebrate the season, we reflect on the good news of Christmas—the gift of salvation through the birth of Jesus Christ. Please enjoy this brief Christmas greeting. You should be receiving our annual publication, the PawPrint, in the mail soon, if not already. It highlights our students as well as God’s faithfulness and provision for our school. Please prayerfully consider partnering with us as we raise up leaders who represent our Portrait of a Graduate—Christ-followers, community builders, compassionate contributors, critical thinkers, and committed to excellence. I’d like to remind you that because of a generous donor, every dollar donated to Westminster...

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...

Dear WA Community, More than a year ago, as one group met to deal with the challenges of COVID, another part of our team gathered to begin dreaming about our 50th Anniversary Celebration. Both groups understood the significance of Christian education in this cultural moment. That first group of educators resolved to find a way to open our campus because education is fundamentally a relational exchange that is best conducted face to face. The second team sought to create a celebration that quickly became thought of as the “best family reunion ever.”  Mission accomplished!  As much as we appreciate the successful navigation through...

Dear WA Community, In this Golden Year, we have the opportunity to look back and celebrate what God has done in and through Westminster Academy. That backward glance also merits a chuckle or two, especially as we see how our school has changed during those five decades. This is rather evident in fashion (thankfully no more polyester leisure suits), technology (think phones and laptops), and even in the campus (in 1971, we held class at the Pompano Beach horse track). What hasn’t changed is our conviction about the absolute necessity of a Christian education which is why Westminster Academy remains just...