Six Westminster Christian Academy students have been named National Merit Finalists. Francie Akins, Richard Johnson, Amie Lee, Matthew Moore, Hayden Shively, and Daniel Wang were among 15,000 students to advance to Finalist standing in 2018.
Mark Muehleisen may not often be found in the spotlight, but his efforts, hard work, and commitment to the sport of wrestling are evidenced on the gym floor mats at countless matches and in the lives of the student-athletes he has coached.
“This year we will feature a very young lineup, with almost half our roster being made up of freshmen,” Penberthy said. “The kids are working hard on and off the ice to be better players and stewards of the game. Our expectations are high and we anticipate to compete in a very tough conference and mimic the success we enjoyed last season and years before.”
In just its third year of varsity play, the Westminster Christian Academy Wildcats field hockey program recorded a winning record. The Wildcats head into the postseason Midwest Field Hockey State Tournament as the No. 13 seed, its highest ever. Westminster Christian Academy has yet to win a postseason game. It wants to change that. It is important for the program to win one and keep playing, Wildcats coach Nancy Schmer said. Schmer is proud of her team’s accomplishments this season.
Andrew Kempen has a big left foot an and even bigger heart. The death of his two mentors has motivated him to help others.
Six Westminster Christian Academy seniors were recently announced as Semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Seniors Frances Akins, Richard Johnson, Ynseo Lee, Matthew Moore, Hayden Shively, and Daniel Wang were among the academically talented high school students to receive this honor.
LB Battle looked at his nine teammates stacked next to one another at the line of scrimmage and licked his chops. When first-year coach Keith Herring left Brentwood to take the reins of the Westminster football program in the offseason, he told his new team he liked to run the ball. “For me that’s a great thing,” said Battle, a senior running back.
The Metro Conference Tennis Tournament proved to be a coming out party for Westminster Christian freshman Izzy Cancila. Cancila knocked off top-seeded Sami Remis of John Burroughs 9-8 in the No. 1 singles title match on Thursday at Westminster. Cancila began her magical run with a semifinal win over Caleigh McClain of MICDS on Tuesday.
This summer, five Westminster Christian Academy students graduated from the 2017 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Seniors Blake Andrews, Markus Cicka, Amie Lee, Daniel Wang, and Preston Willis, were among the 96 high school junior- and senior-level students from the St. Louis metro area to complete the program.
For the second time in a week, a St. Louis-area soccer player has been named Gatorade Missouri player of the year. Westminster graduate Kirsten Davis was awarded the girls statewide honor Monday. Summit’s Billy Hency, a junior last season, received the boys honor for Missouri last week. “I’m definitely super excited about it,” Davis said. “It’s such a great feeling to be recognized. I’m super happy.”