Junior Chapel, held on Thursday, May 16 recognized the class of 2014 seniors as Dr. Orsino prayed for and encouraged the rising seniors to be young men and women of Christ and Christian leaders at Westminster Academy. The juniors were officially recognized as seniors and took their place in the front pews of the sanctuary. Other highlights from chapel included:
- Welcoming next year’s worship team members; Elisabeth Hunter, Steven LaMay, Arthur La Motta, Paul Mortilla, Andrew Storrs and Camila Yalale
- Recognized as Furman Scholars were David Carter, Peter Holt, Elisabeth Hunter, Caroline Kamm and Jazzmyne Pearson.
- The Michael Grimme II Scholarship is awarded each year to a student who is recognized as most improved during their sophomore. This year’s recipient is Madison Bales.
- The Dr. D. James Kennedy scholarship awarded each year to a student with spiritual vitality and academic excellence was presented to Malcolm Devers.
- Jessica Lindquist, a representative from C-SPAN presented James Roldan with a second place win and $1500 prize for his video submission on Education in America. His video may be viewed here
Please join us as we continue to for the class of 2014 who will strive to honor the Lord in all areas throughout their upcoming senior year!
“Resurrection Power” is the theme of the 2013 edition of the Panache.
This is a literary journal which is published annually by the Westminster creative writing classes, which includes several student-athletes. This year’s edition is beautifully illustrated by our talented art students. Most of the members of this year’s writing staff have also had works accepted for publication by Creative Communications.
Please purchase a copy to support our creative students at W.A.
Available in the Upper School Office for $5.00 each.
WA Athletic Teams were number two in the State of Florida for overall academic ratings in Class 3A according to the FHSAA for the 2012–2013 school year.
Overall ranking in the state for their GPA:
- Men’s Tennis—2nd
- Ladies’ Tennis—11th
- Men’s Track—5th
- Ladies’ Track—11th
- Men’s Water Polo—2nd
- Ladies’ Water Polo—3rd
Way to go scholar-athletes, teachers and coaches – well done! Go Lions!
Sell your books online then drop them off on campus! Simply follow the process outlined below:
- Enter the ISBN number (13 or 10 digit) of your first book in the designated field and click the button “add book.” If your book is accepted, the buyback price will be listed. If there is no instant bid on the book, you will have the opportunity to list your book on our marketplace for any price that you choose. If you have more than one book, repeat this step until you have entered all of your books.
- Once you have entered all of your books, you will see a list of all accepted buyback books and the total buyback amount. Continue by clicking the button “Complete Order.”
- All buyback orders will be paid via check. In the next step you will need to enter the address where you would like the check to be mailed. The check will be mailed to you from TextbookX.com. Enter all of your information and click “Complete.”
- A printable receipt page will now be generated that lists all of your accepted buyback books, total buyback amount, your mailing address as well as the drop-off dates and location. Please print two copies of the receipt.
- Go to the drop off location (during the drop-off times listed below) with your books, a copy of your receipt, and your “Buyback ID” in order to receive payment. Please note, if you chose to post any of your books on the marketplace, please do not bring these books with you—you will need to ship these directly to the buyer once they are sold.
Drop Off Time & Location
Date: June 12 – 19
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Location: Upper School Office
The annual Middle School Awards Assembly was held on Thursday, May 16. After Dr. Orsino welcomed parents and opened in prayer, Mrs. Bevill recognized those students who participated in academic competitions, athletics, fine arts, Student Council, Yearbook, Headmaster’s Club, TV Turn-Off Week, Lamplighter Reading, and the Duke TIP Program. Coach Clemens presented the Presidential Fitness Awards and Mrs. Bevill presented the President’s Award for Educational Excellence. Individual subject area awards were presented by middle school teachers. The assembly ended with the presentation of the Lion Award. This award was presented to two students in each grade level. The Lion Award recognizes those middle school students who consistently demonstrate trustworthiness, respect, responsibility and kindness. The winner of the Lion Award is a Christ-honoring individual. The Fruit of the Spirit in their heart is developed, shared, and evident. Congratulations, to our Lion Award winners: Drew Franta, Caroline Canada, Cayla Conningsby, Robert Becky, Garrett Tunis, and Jacob Sasser. Go Lions!
The Westminster Academy Baseball Lions were well represented on the 1st team baseball 3A-14 All-District Team this spring. Junior left-handed pitcher and slugger, Weston Clemente, is enjoying his second straight year on the list. This spring he led the Lions on the mound and at the plate, batting .335, with 23 RBI, and smashing 3 home runs. He also was a mainstay on the mound, throwing 49.1 innings, while striking out an impressive 56 batters. Meanwhile, senior infielder/pitcher Daniel D’onofrio capped off his final high school season pacing the Lions at the plate with a .367 batting average, and was impressive on the mound as well, throwing 35 innings, and recording 31 strikeouts. Daniel will continue his baseball career at the next level, as he has committed to play baseball next season at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida.
Well done, Baseball Lions!