Congratulations to senior baseball players Jake Zarrello and Alvaro Valdez who signed their letters of intent to play baseball at the collegiate level. Zarrello will be playing at University of North Florida, and Valdez will be playing at Hillsborough Community College.
WCS Science Students Support Local Mangrove Restoration
By WCS Junior Annika Heetderks
Westminster students began working on the Mangrove Restoration Project during my sophomore year. My Honors Marine Biology class was assigned to keep watch over hundreds of mangrove propagules throughout the year. Propagules are the elongated seed pod that detatches from the parent mangrove tree upon ripening. If the propogule happens to settle in a "favorable" area, the propagule will take root and begin to grow leaves. Unfortunately, many of the propogules land horizontally on concrete sidewalks or on littered shorelines and fail to germinate. Our class collected propagules and placed them in water-filled drinking glasses along a sunny spot on the WCS campus.
MS Science teacher, Mrs. de Witt, and a group of 8th grade students are participating in the 2015-2016 Fairchild Challenge – Growing Beyond Earth. Students are conducting experiments comparing cultivars of plants that may potentially be grown on the International Space Station by NASA scientists. The goal is to learn which plants grow best in space.
A group of Westminster honors science students participated in a recent marine conservation shark tagging excursion with the University of Miami's RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program. This is an annual trip that allows the students to gain real-life experience in the field. By the end of the day, they had caught and released four sharks, and in the process learned about safe data collection, while conserving wildlife and the environment.
The deadline to purchase a Senior Ad is Fri., Dec. 11. Ads can be purchased online or in person at the Business Office. Pictures are due Mon., Jan. 11. Full page ads are $300, and half page ads are $200. Full-page ads hold a maximum of 25 pictures, and the max for half-page ads is 12. Submit your pictures on a flash drive, labeled with your name, to Mr. LaVohn. Files must be jpg (200 dpi or higher).
NOTE: No refunds will be given to students who fail to submit photos by the due date. We reserve the right to edit or delete photos that are inappropriate.
Please email Mr. LaVohn with any questions. Please include the senior’s name and “Senior Ad” in the subject line.