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Five Students at Westminster Christian Academy Have Historical Family Stories Selected for Publication

April 6, 2017

Grannie Annie 2017Five seventh graders at Westminster Christian Academy have had their historical family stories selected for publication in “Grannie Annie, Vol. 12,” to be released in May by The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration. Volume 12 will be published as a paperback book, an eBook, and a PDF book.

Westminster Student Receives Distinguished Achievement Award in Science

April 6, 2017

UMSL DAA ThoenenWestminster Christian Academy junior Michael Thoenen was recently recognized by the University of Missouri-St. Louis and presented with the Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Science by UMSL’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Westminster Students Excel on American Chemical Society Exams

April 5, 2017

ACS-Chemistry-Exams-2017Westminster Christian Academy sophomore Emily Penner was recently recognized as Westminster’s high scorer on the First Year Chemistry Exam, sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Junior Daniel Wang received honorable mention for his high score on the Advanced Chemistry Exam.

Westminster, Davis start off on right foot with win over Marquette

March 23, 2017

But the results are much the same for Westminster senior Kirsten Davis. The multi-talented Davis was moved from her normal forward spot to midfield for the Wildcats’ season opener Thursday against Marquette. The change didn’t seem to bother the speedy Texas Tech recruit, who scored twice and added an assist to help Westminster roll to a 4-2 win in the non-conference battle of area toughies.

2017 high school baseball preview: MICDS looks to defend title, Westminster’s Van Gilst to retire

March 22, 2017

Van Gilst recorded his 500th career win at the helm of the Wildcats last spring. In 1984, Van Gilst moved to St. Louis to teach math at Westminster Christian Academy. At the time, Westminster was a new Class 1 school and needed a baseball coach, so he took the job. He has never looked back. His teams won four consecutive state championships from 2011-2014. The first two were in Class 3 and the final two were in Class 4. The last one saw the Wildcats beat Pembroke Hill 5-0 in 2014.

Westminster uses long ball to overpower Parkway North

March 22, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-03-29 at 9.57.47 AMPerennial Class 4 power Westminster Christian Academy set the tone early against Parkway North by using the long ball to score. Senior first baseman Weston Schad blasted a two-run homer in the first inning, and sophomore catcher Jimmy Obertop added a solo homer in the second inning as the Wildcats jumped out to a three-run lead en route to an 11-3 victory in a Parkway Tournament game Tuesday at Parkway North.

Kelly leads Westminster past Ladue to claim Wickenheiser Cup

March 9, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-03-29 at 10.00.22 AM“Hollywood” came through for the Westminster hockey team when the lights were at their brightest. Jason Kelly, who was given the nickname by Westminster coach Mike Richards, had a goal and an assist to lead the Wildcats to a 3-2 victory over Ladue in the Wickenheiser Cup championship game at Scottrade Center on Wednesday. Kelly was named the game’s MVP but gave the credit to his teammates.

Westminster Christian Academy plays Ladue in Wickenheiser Cup hockey final

March 8, 2017

Westminster Christian Academy hockey coach Mike Richards knows his Wildcats are aware of how big the last game of the season is. The Wildcats (15-9-5) will meet the Ladue Rams (24-3-1) in the Mid-States Club Hockey Association’s Wickenheiser Cup final at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (March 8) at Scottrade Center. “WCA hockey has never played in a championship game of this magnitude,” Richards said. “Our goal at the start of the season was to win a championship either in the Challenge (Cup) or the Wickenheiser (Cup).”

Westminster Christian Academy names new Head of School

March 4, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-03-29 at 9.54.17 AMWestminster Christian Academy recently announced the appointment of Dr. Barrett Mosbacker as its next head of school. Mosbacker, who served as superintendent of Briarwood Christian School for more than 10 years, takes over at Westminster beginning June 1. He has 28 years of experience in Christian education. In 1989, he founded Covenant Day School in Matthews, North Carolina, and provided leadership in nearly all areas of the school’s operation and development. Following a 13-year tenure at Covenant, Mosbacker served as headmaster at Presbyterian Christian School in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In 2006, he assumed leadership of Briarwood.

Westminster Christian Academy names Brentwood’s Herring as new football coach

March 2, 2017

Keith Herring waited for the job he wanted and now he has it. He is Westminster Christian Academy’s new football coach. Westminster has announced Herring will be the next varsity head coach of the football program. Herring, who had been the coach at Brentwood, is excited about the job. “I tell you what, it feels really good,” Herring said. “Everyone is very welcoming. Man, what a place Westminster is.”

Westminster Students Named National Merit Finalists

February 27, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-03-29 at 9.51.20 AMRachel Berry and Valerie Winkler, seniors at Westminster Christian Academy, were recently honored as National Merit Finalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Students enter the 2016 scholarship program by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. In September, Berry and Winkler were named National Merit Semifinalists.

Four goal second period pushes Westminster past Summit for Wickenheiser Cup finals berth

February 25, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-03-29 at 9.49.43 AMWestminster Christian Academy senior forward Zach Nall had good vibes going into his club’s matchup on Saturday afternoon. Two hours later, Nall’s vibes were even better. The Wildcats broke loose for four goals in the second period and added two more third period goals in a 47-second span as Westminster claimed an 8-2 win over Summit in Game two of the Mid-States Wickenheiser Cup semifinal series.

Westminster Christian Academy meets Summit in Wickenheiser Cup high school hockey semifinals

February 22, 2017

The Westminster Christian Academy Wildcats will square off against the Summit Falcons in the Wickenheiser Cup semifinals. The top-seeded Wildcats (11-8-5) begin the two-game Mid-States Club Hockey Association series against the No. 6 Falcons (11-9-3) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 23) at Queeny Park. The second game will be at 3:15 p.m. Saturday at the Hardee’s Ice Plex. The other two teams remaining are No. 2-seeded Ladue and No. 10 Fort Zumwalt South.

Westminster Announces Next Varsity Football Head Coach

February 16, 2017

Keith Herring-1Westminster Christian Academy announced today that Keith Herring has been named the next varsity head coach of Westminster’s football team. Herring joins Westminster’s athletic department with 30 years of high school football coaching experience.

Westminster Field Hockey Players Recognized for Academic Achievement During the Fall Season

February 13, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-03-29 at 9.46.46 AMTen Westminster Christian Academy varsity field hockey players were recently named to the 2017 Keith Waldman-Optimal Performance Associates/The National Field Hockey Coaches Association High School Academic Squad. Selection for this honor requires that high school seniors and juniors who play on varsity teams must achieve a minimum, cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 through the first quarter of the 2016-17 academic year.

Westminster Team Dances Their Way to Success at the St. Charles Classic Dance Competition

February 10, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-03-29 at 9.45.02 AMWestminster Christian Academy’s varsity dance team recently competed at the 20th Annual St. Charles Classic Dance Competition and placed fourth in hip hop and fifth in the precision jazz category. The contest features junior and senior high dance and pom pon teams, in addition to community teams. Competition is fierce – with many of the top teams in the metro area competing for placement.

Westminster ready for Class 3 district; Priory set to compete in Class 2 district wrestling meet

February 9, 2017

Westminster Christian Academy coach Tim Muehleisen has a youth squad but he is eager to see how they compete in the Class 3, District 2 tournament. The two-day event begins Friday (Feb. 10) will be held at Warrenton. Teams competing are Clayton, Fort Zumwalt East, Fort Zumwalt South, Hannibal, Hazelwood East, Ladue, Liberty, McCluer, MICDS, Parkway Central, Parkway North, Parkway West, St. Charles, University City, Warrenton, and Westminster Christian Academy.

Westminster uses depth to capture second successive Metro League title

February 9, 2017

Kent Kehr knew what was coming. The Westminster girls swimming and diving coach calmly walked to the edge of the pool — and dove into the water head first. His overjoyed girls quickly followed. The Wildcats earned the round of revelry by rolling to their second successive Metro League championship Wednesday in the seven-team meet.

Westminster’s Davis, Walker set for big things at Division I destinations

February 1, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-03-29 at 9.40.47 AMKirsten Davis and Sydney Walker couldn’t be much closer — even though their college destinations are more than 800 miles apart. The Westminster senior girls soccer players signed their national letters of intent Wednesday, with Davis finalizing a commitment of more than two years to play for Texas Tech and Walker staying home at St. Louis University.

Westminster Teacher Inducted into Webster Groves Sports Hall of Fame

January 24, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-01-24 at 12.02.39 PMWestminster Christian Academy’s Annie Sullivan, who serves as a physical education and health teacher and chairs the school’s Physical Education and Health Department, was recently inducted into the Webster Groves High School Statesman Sports Hall of Fame.