By Joel Satterly September 2017
Stellar performances by Westminster Academy’s athletic program in the 2016–2017 school year have led to a first-place finish in the Boys Division of the Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports Award presented by the Florida High School Athletic Association.
State Championships won by Varsity Boys Cross Country, Basketball, and Track & Field sealed the lead by an overwhelming margin. Points are awarded to the 707 member high schools based on finishes in the FHSAA State Series competitions. Westminster Academy held a special assembly to celebrate this athletic achievement on Thursday, September 28th.
Our student-athletes and coaches at Westminster Academy are motivated to compete at the highest level. Seeing our programs awarded the Sunshine Cup is an embodiment of honoring the Lord and providing a testimony through athletics. This is an esteemed award, and we are humbled to be recognized by the FHSAA with this great honor.”
—Tony DeMare, Westminster Academy Athletic Director
Student athletes from the Class of 2017, many of whom contributed to this award, have gone on to compete at the next level at the University of Albany, Gardner-Webb, Gordon, Holy Cross, University of Miami, MIT, Northeastern, Rhodes, Stetson, and Yale.
Since 1971, Westminster Academy has educated and equipped children as a Christ-honoring, Bible-centered, covenant, college-preparatory school. The school is composed of students in PK2 through 12th grade. Recently, the Class of 2017 collectively received $8.5 million in scholarship offers.