Upper School

Even though our WA robotics team is busy preparing for competition, they invest their time serving their STEM community. Evidence from this year shows their legislative and community outreach continues to grow. This week, Shark Attack visited the state capitol on Tuesday, January 21, with several team members. They had the opportunity to visit Representatives, Senators, and their aides. In addition, they met with the Chancellor of Public Schools and Vice-Chancellor of Educator Quality at the Florida Department of Education. The students presented the benefits of the FIRST Robotics Program and requested support for House Bill #4355, sponsored by our own...

The Upper School Media Center Book Club will meet again on Tuesday, March 24, at 7:00 p.m. The book club is open to current WA parents, faculty, staff, and high school students, as well as alumni families and former WA faculty and staff. In other words, if you have a connection to WA and love to read, save the date! For this next gathering, readers should pick up a copy of Of Fire and Lions by Mesu Andrews for discussion. To learn more about the book, click here. Please read the book ahead of time, and come ready to discuss it with...

On December 18, senior Trent Shaw accepted an Appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The Appointment fulfills a life goal for Trent set for himself in seventh grade. During that time, Naval Academy cadet and former WA student, Max Bevill ’13 inspired him. Collectively, Trent’s accomplishments academically, in the community, and on the water representing Team USA at world competitions, all gained the recognition of the Navy Head Sailing Coach. Trent will sail for the Naval Academy Division 1 sailing team. While at the Naval Academy, he plans to pursue a degree in Naval Architecture and Marine...

The festive Christmas spirit reached the Upper School Art Room this week. A Gingerbread House competition ensued with delicious results! View them all here. Students chose to use either a Gingerbread Kit, or they could create one from scratch. Congratulations to the winners in both categories! In the Gingerbread Kit Category: Most Creative 1st - Peppermint Palace 2nd - Ginger Hall 3rd - Cloudy With A Chance of Candy Most Architecturally Impressive 1st - Peppermint Palace 2nd - Betty Crocker 3rd - Disappointment In the From Scratch Category: Most Creative 1st - Sweet Tooth Cabin 2nd - Winter Wonderland with Acid River 3rd - I'd...

The Upper School Media Center Book Club will meet again on Tuesday, January 14, at 7:00 p.m. The book club is open to current WA parents, faculty, staff, and high school students, as well as alumni families and former WA faculty and staff. In other words, if you have a connection to WA and love to read, save the date! For this next gathering, readers should pick up a copy of The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate for discussion. To learn more about the book, click here. Please read the book ahead of time, and come ready to discuss it with the...