Upper School

Each year, the Broward County Non-Public School Association recognizes exceptional students. Therefore, Westminster Academy honored three students with the Pinnacle Award. Congratulations to Lawrence Parker, fifth grade, Katherine Calvet, eighth grade, and Clara Harms, twelfth grade! These students received the Pinnacle Awards for Westminster Academy for the 2019–2020 school year. This award recognizes students who set an example in their actions at home, in school, and in the community. In addition, they excel in one or more of these areas: academics, community service, citizenship, fine arts, athletics, and student activities. Furthermore, these students have strong character traits like perseverance, effort, dedication,...

While the year draws to an end, the Middle School gathered today online to celebrate many accomplishments. Faculty recognized students for athletics, academics, fine arts, and technical achievements. Even though all awards are worthy of praise, we would like to honor the students chosen for the Lion Award. For this particular award, the faculty vote for one female and one male student in each grade to receive one. They select students who exemplify ideals of character, academic pursuit, and overall excellence. This year’s recipients are Olivia Oropesa and Andrew Lencse for the sixth grade; Miranda Arias and Brady Oropesa for the seventh...

On Monday, May 18, the Fine Arts Department recognized the talents and accomplishments of our students. Each department produced outstanding work this year. These acknowledgments are an encore for some and a debut for others: Band These students would never “blow their own horn,” so we will do it for them! Congratulations to jazz band seniors, Anna Sansbury and Josh Lencse, for their successful performances at Sacred Music Florida. Anna received a Superior rating in the Solo Contest and first place in the senior division. Josh also received a Superior rating in the Solo Contest and second place in the senior division....

On April 25, The 71st Annual Florida Junior Classical League State Forum was held virtually this year. Therefore, instead of the pilgrimage to Orlando, students from around the state of Florida competed online. The following students placed in the top 5 of these respective categories: Lucas Greenwood - First Place in Customs, Level 1 Elena Vanden Berge - Fourth Place in Mythology, Level 1 Lily Clemens - Fifth Place in Derivatives, Level 1 Rosaily Phillips - Fourth Place in Vocabulary, Level 2 Lucy Clemens - Fourth Place in History of the Empire, Level 1/2 Jessica Bradshaw, Latin teacher, sends her regards...

In February, our eighth-grade students took the College Board’s PSAT 8/9. This college-preparedness test measures skills and knowledge in grade-appropriate ways. The content reflects meaningful, engaging, and challenging work, found in the best middle school and high school courses taught today. The PSAT 8/9 specifically measures what research shows are the most important skills and knowledge for a student’s success in college and career. The Reading Test measures comprehension and reasoning skills and focuses on the close reading of passages in a wide array of subject areas. Meanwhile, the Writing and Language Test measures a range of skills, including command of...