EDU News EDU News WCS Art Students Continue to Be Recognized in the Community Congratulations to the following students who were awarded at the Dade Heritage Trust Student Art Show: Seniors Isabella Pestana and Merrett Fay each won a Director's Choice Award; sophomores Ashley Castano won first place for the high school division; and Natasha Strump won second place. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:34:32 EDT 385957 Eighth Grade Travels to Nation's Capital The eighth grade students had a fantastic trip to our nation's capital. The students saw many of the highlights in Washington, D.C. including the Capitol, White House, Supreme Court, Smithsonian National Museum of History, and the WW2, Vietnam, Lincoln, and Washington Memorials, just to name a few! Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:29:39 EDT 385953 Students Awarded at County History Fair Congratulations to the HS students who competed and received awards in the Miami Dade County History Fair. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:21:00 EDT 385949 Westminster Problem Solvers Win at State Competition and get International Invitation Westminster earned the opportunity to take its largest group of students to compete at the Florida Problem Solvers State Competition this year, and came away with the most awards ever and a spot at the International Competition! Following are the award winners and participants: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:40:45 EDT 385945 Chorus Excels at District MPAs Congratulations to the HS and MS Choirs for their performances at the Florida Vocal Association District Music Performance Assessments. Our HS combined concert of 54 voices earned straight Superior ratings, performing the very challenging, "Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine," and "Elijah Rock." Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:14:28 EDT 385935 Band Travels to NYC The WCS Symphonic Band traveled to New York City on Feb. 27-Mar 2. The band's packed itinerary included visits to Times Square, Central Park, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center and the "Top of the Rock," the 9-11 Memorial and Museum, the Intrepid Air and Space Museum, a cruise around the Harbor, the Statue of Liberty and so much more! Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:09:40 EDT 385930 Student Clubs Collaborate to Bring Joy to Young Patients On Sat., Mar. 7, students from the WCS Photography and Art With a Heart (AWAH) Clubs volunteered at Miami Children's Hospital to make decorative crafts and take Polaroid pictures with the young patients. Patients loved the interaction with the students and the distraction of making the crafts, and the families were thrilled to receive the Polaroid as a memento. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:56:21 EDT 385926 Orchestra Travels to Philadephia & NYC Westminster Orchestra students enjoyed an incredible musical adventure in Philadelphia and NYC during Winter Break. They visited nearly every historical site and institution in Philadelphia, including the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, National Constitution Center, Singers’ Hall, Independence Hall, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:16:48 EDT 385919 Pestana Named National Merit Finalist Senior Isabella Pestana has advanced to Finalist standing in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. Finalists represent less than one percent of all high school seniors in the nation. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:56:03 EST 385793 Poveda Twins Selected as National Award of Excellence Finalists Congratulations to sophomores Sophia and Ian Poveda who have been selected as two of 20 national finalists for the U.S. Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award of Excellence. This award recognizes the nation's top student elite scholars, athletes, and community activists. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:35:12 EDT 385789 Westminster Students Once Again Dominate at Science Fair For the sixth year in a row, a Westminster student has advanced to compete at the prestigious Intel International Science Fair. WCS junior Ashley Diaz, a three-time State Science Fair awardee, earned one of the few coveted spots at this competition, which draws the brightest young minds from around the world. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:55:52 EDT 385771 Lily Manoogian's "Quote the Raven" Earns National Acclaim Lily Manoogian's clay sculpture, "Quote the Raven," has been accepted into the Annual National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition in Providence, RI. The art piece is a bust of Edgar Allen Poe with a raven releasing wisps of literary pages into Poe's ear, as it sits on his shoulder. The piece will be seen by thousands of visitors from all over the world. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:41:59 EDT 385769