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WA is not the only one celebrating the success of our Men’s Basketball Team. Their accomplishment got the attention of many in our community. Westminster Academy is only the second school to ever win three consecutive state championships in Broward County. Therefore, Commissioner Lamar Fisher wrote a proclamation. He designated Wednesday, March 27, 2019, as “Westminster Academy Men’s Varsity Basketball Team Day” in Broward County. We celebrated the official day in the upper school chapel. Many wore their new 3-Peat t-shirts. The school heard from Commissioner Lamar Fisher in a video, which you can watch here. Then, the team received the framed...

On Saturday, March 2, our recently appointed team captain, junior Chase Lalonde, suffered a traumatic injury during our inaugural lacrosse game. Unable to move his arms or legs, Chase was air-lifted to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital at Memorial Regional for emergency spinal cord surgery. Dr. Andrew Rosenthal, Director of Trauma, shared, “When he was flown over to us, we were immediately worried about him having a permanent quadriplegia, but as it turns out, with timely surgery, with outstanding ICU care, and in the rehab ward, he did as well as we could possibly have hoped.” Once Chase entered the pediatric rehab...

The Lions’ Parent Association welcomes you to join Mr. Satterly for coffee and pastries on Thursday, April 11, at 8:00 a.m. in Gangway (entry from the southwest corner of the church). Designed for busy parents, One Cup is an opportunity to gather in an informal setting to discuss a parenting topic in about the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee. This time, Mr. Satterly will continue his thoughts on Romans 12:2 where Paul admonishes, “Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Worldview matters. Therefore, Mr. Satterly...

Most of the time, we send our Robotics team off on long trips to compete, but this weekend you can see them in action. The South Florida FIRST Regional Robotics Competition is at the Palm Beach Convention Center. Join the team on Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30. Admission is free, and our Shark Attack Robotics students will gladly give you a tour of their pit. Either come cheer on WA’s Robotics Team Shark Attack (FRC Team 744) or watch the competition live at home and check on results. Opening ceremonies are at 8:15 a.m. and competitions begin at 9:00...

Earlier this year, we put into writing our Portrait of a Graduate. It is our aim that these distinctive qualities will take root in our current students and continue to flourish after graduating from Westminster Academy. This week, we would like to share how sixth-grader, Sebastian Garcia-Alcala, is well on his way to fulfilling that portrait. Five years ago, Sebastian was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. He quickly joined the fight to find a cure with JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), the leading global organization funding Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) research. Because of his active response, JDRF selected him as a...