Alumni News

Westminster graduate Montgomery returns to tournament golf, wins MAGA’s Women’s Amateur

June 28, 2017

golfMcKenna Montgomery returned to tournament golf play and showed she still can manage a golf course. Montgomery, a Chesterfield native, captured the recent 25th Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association’s Women’s Amateur title with a 6-over 150 at Sunset Hills Country Club. Her name goes on the Jayne Watson trophy and she will keep it for the next year.

Brooke Cusumano ’13 ends a storied Southern Illinois University golf career

May 15, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-06-02 at 1.14.38 PMCusumano now owns the best single-season scoring average in SIU history. Her average round score of 75.78 tops that of Alison Hiller, who previously held the record with 76.36 strokes per round from the 2001-02 season. “It’s like a dream,” Cusumano said. “To finish with that record, it feels like a dream. I can’t even describe how much it means to me.”

The 10 Best New Restaurants of St. Louis in 2016: Frankly Sausages Bill and Jamie Cawthon ’06

January 5, 2017

screen-shot-2017-01-05-at-1-10-26-pmSeek out Bill and Jamie Cawthon’s truck for sausages with the perfect snappy-then-tender texture and brilliant flavor. The secret to the texture is a two-step cooking process: sous vide and then grilled to order.

Nourish by Hollyberry to Offer Meal Subscription Service This Fall

October 24, 2016


Nourish by Hollyberry, the market and café from Holly Cunningham’s acclaimed catering service, announced it will begin offering a meal-subscription service this fall. Based on customizable preferences, the program will deliver prepared, flash-frozen entrées, side dishes, desserts and more to customers’ homes.

Ryan Haxel ’12: Normandie Amateur

August 18, 2016

Ryan Haxel, a 2012 graduate of Westminster Christian Academy, closed out Round 2 at Normandie Golf Club with a 1-under 70 – the only red-figure round of the two-day event – to capture the 30th Normandie Amateur.

Kendall MacDonald ’14: Mizzou students call for people to ‘Wake Up’ regarding suicide, mental illness

February 17, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-02-19 at 9.59.38 AMTo kick-start “Project Wake Up,” as the documentary is named, Lindley and his friends used the Go Fund Me crowd funding site, where in one campaign they raised $10,000 in 24 hours, and peaked around $30,000.

Were You There When…Emily Nienhuis ’95

January 26, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-01-29 at 11.29.34 AMKirk Day School teamed up with Westminster Christian Academy and Promise Christian Academy to give over 200 Christmas gifts to foster children served by One Heart Ministries.

Bulletin Board: Nurturing kids in need

January 11, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-01-15 at 9.49.34 AMKirk Day School partnered with Westminster Christian Academy and Promise Christian Academy to provide over 200 Christmas gifts to the foster children served by One Heart Family Ministries. The ministry serves children in foster care by recruiting, training and supporting Christian families willing to open their homes and hearts to nurture children in need.

Westminster Christian Academy Hires Director of Guidance and Counseling

August 7, 2015

Carla PowellWestminster Christian Academy has named Carla Meyer Powell ’99 as Director of Guidance and Counseling, effective August 1, 2015. Powell will work alongside four other counselors to provide individual counseling to students and parents in need, education and information on pertinent developmental topics, and guidance on academic planning.

Energy management senior Brett Baumgartner ’11 selected for AIPN research internship

August 3, 2015

TU energy management senior Brett Baumgartner ’11 has spent much of his summer combing through historic issues of the Oil and Gas Journal as part of a research internship funded by the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).

Red Sox Prospect Tate Matheny ’12 Forges His Own Path

July 22, 2015

Boston Red Sox prospect Tate Matheny ’12, the eldest son of St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, faces this obstacle on a daily basis as his name and pedigree create inevitable comparison.

Prep Athletes of the Year – Girls Soccer: Charisse Williams ’15

July 9, 2015

charisse_williamsAn excellent senior forward, Williams scored 16 goals and had 19 assists for an impressive total of 51 points.

Like father, like son (Tate Matheny ’12)

July 6, 2015

Tate Matheny ’12  always wanted someone throwing him balls to hit when he was younger. That’s still the case today.

Engagement: Whitney Starr & Christopher Davis ’03

June 13, 2015

Robert and Carmen Starr are happy to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Whitney Erin Starr to Rev. Christopher L. Davis ’03, son of Wiley Davis, Jr. and Deborah Davis of St. Louis, MO.

Westminster Christian Academy graduate Matheny ’12 drafted by Red Sox

June 10, 2015

The Boston Red Sox selected outfielder Tate Matheny ’12, the son of Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, early in the fourth round Tuesday (June 9). The Missouri State Bears junior doesn’t have blazing speed, but his solid reads and instincts have made him a plus center fielder.


Tate Matheny ’12 drafted by Red Sox

June 9, 2015

Missouri State center fielder Tate Matheny ’12, son of Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball Entry Draft on Tuesday.

Shane Benes ’14

May 15, 2015

In Friday’s Post-Dispatch we touched on freshman designated hitter Shane Benes and his yearlong comeback from multiple ACL surgeries. Nobody knows Benes better than his father, former big league pitcher Andy Benes. Here’s more from the former Cardinals righthander on his son.

Pitchers target Missouri State star Tate Matheny ’12

May 11, 2015

As Tate Matheny’s power numbers began to climb along with his batting average in 2014, opposing pitchers sought less dangerous ways to confront the Missouri State center fielder.

Baseball Takes Series Opener from Missouri, 8-3: Shane Benes ’14

May 9, 2015

In the top of the third inning, Missouri designated hitter Shane Benes led off with a double to left field. After second baseman Brett Peel hit an infield single to second base, Benes scored on a sacrifice fly from centerfielder Jake Ring. Peel scored on a double by shortstop Ryan Howard to bring the score to 2-0 Missouri heading to the bottom of the third.