The Class of 2013′s Commencement Ceremony will be held tonight, Friday, May 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Sanctuary. Our Commencement speaker is Rev. Tullian Tchividjian, senior pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. This is a ticketed event, however, seats will be available at 6:45 p.m. for those without tickets.
Photos from the Commencement Ceremony, Baccalaureate, and the 8th grade celebration will be available next. Please look for the link in next week’s eNews.
During the next few weeks, we will be publishing six editions of Celebrating God’s Work. Please see a brief outline below, of the upcoming publications about God’s work with our students and school ministry during the 2012-2013 school year:
- Celebrating God’s Work In Our Student-Athletes
- Celebrating God’s Work In Our Lower School
- Celebrating God’s Work In Our Middle School
- Celebrating God’s Work In Our Academic Champions
- Celebrating God’s Work In The Fine Arts
- Celebrating God’s Work In The Class of 2013
In each of these publications, we will be focusing on how God impacted our students, and we will also be highlighting their many extraordinary accomplishments throughout this school year.
A special thank you goes to all those who impacted our seniors during their educational journey at Westminster Academy. Praise God for His people, provisions, and providential blessings, as we send off another remarkable graduating class of leaders, disciples and ambassadors for God’s glory from WA.
All families of rising seniors are urged to book their senior portrait sessions by May 31 to receive a 50% discount on the sitting fee. Available sessions in June dates are the 7th through the 15th and they are going fast! Please call 954.563.0444 to book your appointment.
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This morning two WA student-athletes received the Player of the Year at The Miami Herald Athletic Awards. Senior Caroline Israels received Ladies’ Water Polo Player of the Year and was also named as the 5A-1A Overall Female Athlete of the Year for The Miami Herald. (This is the second year in a row that Caroline has received the Overall Female Athlete of the Year Award.) Caroline was also selected the Player of the Year in Water Polo by the Sun-Sentinel and received All-American status for high school water polo. Junior Courtney Meredith received the Ladies’ Tennis Player of the Year award. Both ladies were previously selected by The Miami Herald for first team.
Also present at the event were student-athletes Caroline Nava (swimming), Ryan Rickel (football), and Emily Stevenson (water polo) who were also recognized for first team in their respective sports.
Water Polo coach, Denise Israels, was also awarded Coach of the Year by The Miami Herald, an honor she also received from the Sun-Sentinel earlier.
ACE Eighth Graders were honored May 16 as they completed their Homeschool Program at Westminster Academy. The students look forward to entering High School. Dr. Orsino prayed for their future and spoke about Gods plans for them. Jeff Jacques delivered words of encouragement to parents and students. Parents enjoyed the ceremony as several students played the piano and shared their reflections of ACE. Afterwards, the students celebrated their accomplishments at a luncheon with their parents and teachers.
Joey and Ashley Brooks enjoyed their roles as Principals of the Day with Mrs. Myers while Tori and Anthony Barbar eagerly served Mrs. Wood as Assistant Principals. Their parents bid on this special event at our annual school auction. The student duties included meetings, attendance, visiting classrooms, making announcements over the PA system, and a luncheon with Mrs. Myers and Mrs. Wood. All four students presented their classroom teachers and classmates with Act of Kindness Certificates thereby giving their teachers a half hour break from teaching while giving their classmates an extra half hour of recess. The students enjoyed passing out the extra recess for their classes. They had a great time.
Sara-Elizabeth Felsburg was recognized Wednesday, May 15 for completing the first two Spark books by her Awana Bible Club at Community Christian Church. She recited by memory a total of 86 Bible verses this school year in Awana (September through May). We are proud of her desire to hide God’s Word in her heart.
Well done Sara-Elizabeth!
Congratulations to all of our student-athletes from our spring sports who were selected by the Miami Herald to the All-Broward County Teams published May 21, 2013 in the Sun-Sentinel
Honorable Mention – Chelsea Brown, Brantley Taylor, Brooke Zolnowski and Alex Pagliaro
First Team Singles – Courtney Meredith, Westminster 1A overall runner-up
Second Team – Isabella Luke, 110-4
Honorable Mention – Keeley Casey and Georgia Smith
Second team – 400:*Andrew James
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Brandon Bejarano, Ryan Rickel, Andrew Reising, and Hozie Hankerson, Jerome Grey
Water Polo Ladies’
First Team – Caroline Israels, Westminster A. Sr. 143 goals, 125 assists and GK Emily Stevenson, Westminster A. So. 138 saves, 40 assists
Second Team – Koral LaStella, Westminster Academy,
Honorable Mention – Mary Elizabeth Mahoney, Naomi Sanders, Victoria Bevill and Ashley Alfaro.
Way to go student-athletes and coaches!