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​Dear WA Community, Some days, especially when I am clear-headed—typically, that is a euphemism for having had my morning coffee—I drive onto campus and reflect on those who have gone before. The Westminster Academy we all enjoy today hasn’t always looked like this one. Frankly, it hasn’t always been on the corner of 56th and Federal—we started in 1971 in rented facilities, including some over at the Pompano Beach horse track. At one point, the front of the school was on 22nd Avenue, and there was no west campus or swimming pool. Over the years, there have been at least seven...

Last week was full of school spirit in honor of Winter Court with dress-up days, hallway decorations, the Winter Court presentation in the Upper School chapel, and Friday’s pep rally. All festivities led up to the WA Lions basketball game on Saturday, February 4, against Saint John Paul II Eagles. The Lions, who rank #3 in their division, defeated the Eagles 78–56. The 2023 Winter Court was recognized during halftime—Seniors: Josiah Carre, Jeremiah Critch, Robert Nedry, Jacob Payner, Makenzie Blake, Ellie Farrar, Danielle Forrester, and Lilly Nava; Juniors: Julian Irizarry, Harrison Kraft, Laura Johnson, and Isabella Pisaturo; Sophomores: Cooper Hermann, Jonah...

Last month the PREP division hosted Spiritual Emphasis week for students in grades 3–6. Pastor Travis Owens, Student Ministry Pastor from Virginia, was the guest speaker, and the theme was Cultivate. Each day of the week, students attended a chapel where Pastor Travis introduced a new key to success and then visited classrooms to follow up with students. The week concluded with Pastor Travis reviewing the four keys to success, Know the Word, Be in the Word, Meditate on the Word, and Obey the Word. In addition, a new Superhero “Captain Cultivate,” demonstrated what cultivating meant, and sixth grade participated...

Peter and the Starcatcher Save the date for the High School production of Peter and the Starcatcher on Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, at the Pompano Beach Cultural Arts Center. Tickets will go on sale on February 21. Peter and the Starcatcher is a Tony Award-winning play based on the best-selling novel, which tells the story of how a desolate orphan boy becomes the celebrated character of Peter Pan. The story begins with Peter’s first adventure aboard a ship called the Neverland, where he meets his first friend, Molly. Molly is the daughter of the famous Starcatcher, Lord Astor, and...

On January 27, High School students spent the day volunteering in the community for Service Project Day. Each grade served at a different local non-profit organization. Students in 9th grade attended The Fruitful Field, where they worked in the community garden and helped to provide fresh produce to underserved families in the community, and at Feeding South Florida, where they packed 10,000 pounds of food. Students in 10th grade served for Heart2Heart Outreach, where they were split between two care center facilities impacting 40 senior citizens. Students in 11th and 12th grade served at Homes United helping with painting and home...