Fifth grade student Leila Hilliard and eighth grader Austin Perkins won the ES and MS WCS Spelling Bees, respectively, earning them the right to respresent WCS at this Miami Herald Spelling Bee in March. Congrats on this amazing accomplishment!
'14 Forbes Expresses Her Servant Heart on Nursing Mission Trip
When 2014 alumna Susie Forbes is not making headlines with the Palm Beach Atlantic volleyball team she is attending nursing school courses. However, her energy and enthusiasm for nursing doesn't end in the classroom; Susie, along with 30 other student nurses, recently spent their 2017 spring break on a missions trip in El Salvador.
Jonny DeValdivielso '10 Visits Alumni Office to Reconnect With Others
Jonny 'D' DeValdivielso ('10) visited the Alumni Relations Office looking very dapper and sporting a bow tie. He was interested in reconnecting with other alumni via our www.wcsmiami.org Alumni Directory.
After his WCS graduation Jonny played soccer and studied at FIU for a few years. From 2013-2015 he played soccer in Spain (Tercera Division).
WCS Students Make Big Impact at Regional Science Fair
WCS Honor Science Research Team had an amazing showing at the South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair. With over 1,500 students competing, the team earned a total of nine Superior Ratings (Abbigayle Bell, Rebekah Castano, Sara Fernandez, Tyler Hannnon, Michael Lee, Fletcher Matthews, Madison Precht, LiaRamsey, and Abigail Raffalski), five Excellents (Isabel De Allende-Silva, KatarinaGomez, Noor Reyes, Sabrina Salgado, and Hannah Sprinkle), and one Honorable Mention (Alexander Eckstein).
CCC Event Uncovers Realities of College Admission Process
On February 22, the College and Career Center hosted an informative parent session featuring a panel of college admission directors from Dartmouth, Alabama, UM, Barry, Vanderbilt, UF, and University of Maryland. The evening was filled with excitement from the panel, students and parents as the college admission process was revealed from the perspective of the college advisor. Topics such as transcript/grades, test scores, resumes and essays were just a small part of the interactive Q & A that evening.
Brenner Receives Full Scholarship to UNC-Chapel Hill
Congratulations to senior Erica Brenner on her admission and full scholarship to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The scholarship offered to Erica is based on outstanding record of achievement in high school and promise of continued success as a scholar and leader at UNC-Chapel Hill. Only approximately 10% of entering freshman are awarded UNC's merit scholarship.
Fifth Grade Student Hosts Fundraiser to Help Ugandan Children
WCS fifth grader Nina Veres was inspired to help children in Uganda after reading "Kisses from Katie." She decided to raise $300 to provide clothes, meals, medical care and a Christian education for a year to one Ugandan child through Amazima Ministries.
A group of 45 high school choir members and chaperons participated in a "musical missions trip" over President's Day weekend. The group made its fourth trip to Grand Cayman to sing for area schools, community service homes, and churches.
A group of 17 high school students spent their Winter Break serving the needy in Nicaragua. The group spent three days building a home for a family in need, while finding opportunities to minister to the children of the area. Read more about their experience in their own words on their blog: http://wcsnicacrew2017.blogspot.com/
Alumnus Rafael "Rafi" Jaffet ('15) graduated February 10, 2017 from the US Army Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Charlie Battery.
Rafi earned the position of honor graduate being in the top 10% of his graduating class. Additional honors include sharpshooter in rifle marksmanship classification and a certificate of achievement and meritorious acts.