Redland Christian Academy Baseball Champions (5/1/15)
It was a game that seemed all but certain to go the way of Colonial Christian. In the season’s previous meetings between the Patriots and Redland Christian, Colonial had come away with the win in each of them.
Redland entered the District 16-2A final as underdogs, having barely escaped Island Christian in the semifinals, but came away with a 4-0 victory to break Colonial’s three-year stranglehold on the district crown. From the start, Colonial looked flat, as Micah Long struggled on the mound, and went 0-for-2 at the plate. Garrett Long got on base twice during the game, and both times Redland Christian picked the young star off. Three dropped fly balls also helped Redland Christian get men on base, and the Falcons capitalized.
Redland Christian advances to host Miami Christian in the Region 4-2A quarterfinals, while Colonial will travel to face Brito.
~Taken from South Dade Newsleader
Westbury Christian Engineers-in-Training "Float" to Top of Cardboard Regatta (4/21/15)
Three groups of Westbury Christian School middle and high school students paddled corrugated cardboard and duct tape boats of their own design and construction to podium finishes at their first ever SHPE Jr.cardboard boat regatta, held at HISD’s Davis High School on Friday, April 17.
There were some epic sinkings and capsizings as two student engineers per team climbed into each boat and used cardboard and duct tape paddles to try and make their way across – and back – in the school’s indoor swimming pool.
There were also some exciting moments and cheers of victory, as one of the WCS high school teams was one of only two competitors to successfully navigate the full length of the pool in both directions, earning them first place. Another WCS high school team — composed of four of the school’s female international students — finished in third and received the “Best Decorated” award, while one of the youngest teams — composed of five WCS middle school students, including one in only 6th grade — finished in fourth and received an Honorable Mention award for their competitiveness.
SHPE Jr. is a junior professional engineering society that just launched a chapter on the WCS campus two weeks prior to the regatta, with the assistance of University of Houston engineering student Elliott Martinez.
1st Place Boat Captains Justin Curtis (10th) and Jace Turner (9th) Team Members Nick Leeson (12th), Matthew Leidich (11th), Baxter Montgomery (11th), and Austin Prophet (9th)
3rd Place and Best Decoration Boat Captains Sarah Chen (9th) and Crystal Wang (9th) Team Members Aya Wen (9th) and Alexandria Zhang (10th)
4th Place and Honorable Mention Boat Captains Andrew Archer (7th) and Caleb Jeffrey (6th) Team Members Mac Berglund (7th), Andrew Wang (7th), and Connor White (7th)
Christian Academy of Greater St Louis Sings at York College (4/3/15)
The Christian Academy chorus stopped at York College during their spring tour in March. A video of their performance is below:
Westbury Christian Wildcats Give Spring Break 2015 Their All (3/23/15)
The Westbury Christian Wildcats were anything but idle during their spring break in March. The WCS girls and boys basketball teams advanced to the TAPPS 4A Final Four, held in Mansfield, Texas, March 6-7. The girls played with a lot of heart and earned state runner-up after a tough loss to Lubbock’s Trinity Christian. The boys defeated Tyler’s All Saints Episcopal to win their third consecutive state title, and 19th state championship in 25 years.
Immediately after returning to Houston from the tournament, eight of the champion student-athletes turned right around to join 22 other WCS high school students and several faculty and staff chaperones for the school's annual spring break mission trip to Oklahoma City, where they hosted a VBS-style week of activities to serve and share the love of God with inner-city children and other neighbors of the Capitol Hill Church of Christ.
Westbury Christian basketball players Natalie Hamilton and Tyra Cormier share their skills with neighborhood children from the community surrounding the inner-city Capitol Hill Church of Christ in Oklahoma City while on the school's annual spring break mission trip in March. Hamilton, Cormier and the WCS girls basketball team finished second at the TAPPS 4A state tournament the day before departing on the trip.
Westbury Christian basketball players Travis Hicks and Tyra Cormier encourage a neighborhood boy as he dribbles toward the basket outside the inner-city Capitol Hill Church of Christ in Oklahoma City while on the school's annual spring break mission trip in March. Hicks and the WCS boys basketball team won its third consecutive TAPPS 4A state title -- and Cormier and the WCS girls basketball team finished second in state -- the day before departing for the trip.
Four heads of school — Harold Wade (1988-1991), Greg Glenn (2007-2014), Robert McCloy (1991-2007) and Michael White (current) — cut giant lemon birthday cakes to serve the approximately 300 attendees — including alumni and former students; former and current board members, administrators, faculty and staff; and current students and their families — who gathered at the Westbury Christian School campus on Saturday afternoon, February 7, to celebrate the school’s 40th anniversary.
In addition to the cake and other party food, guests were treated to performances by the Wildcat band and cheerleaders, high school choir, selected theater students, and the high school ballet class. They also heard the heads of school discuss their past experiences and future vision for the school in a roundtable-style format. The school’s CATaclysm robotics team and middle school engineering class demonstrated their crafts as well. Attendees were also given the opportunity to board a bus for a tour of the WCS West Campus, the former Westland YMCA facility on Fondren being converted into the school’s Wildcat Athletic Complex.
Just prior to the cake cutting, John Greer, an elder of the Westbury Church of Christ, from which the school was spawned and with which it continues to share a physical campus and maintain a beneficial working relationship, presented White with a check for $25,000 to support the current and future work of the school and its dedication to Kingdom education.
“I want to thank all who came out to help us celebrate the 40th anniversary of Westbury Christian School,” said White, current head of school, who has worked in various classroom and administrative roles at WCS since 1997. “We had a great afternoon connecting our history with our present and future. I am blessed to work with some amazing people.”