Sponsor: Dale Carrell
BEST (“Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology”) Robotics, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer-run national organization whose mission is to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through participation in a sports-like, science- and engineering-based robotics competition.
Sponsor: Jeff Chambless
Math club meets once weekly, usually during lunch on Wednesdays. 7th-8th and 9th- 12th graders usually meet separately. We focus on developing mathematical problem solving in our meetings and in practice work. We also perform on nationally recognized tests, like the AMC. Additionally, math team members serve others by providing tutoring to students in our school and community. This club is open to all students, in all math classes, and is a great way to enhance mathematical skills at every level.
Sponsor: Jeff Chambless
Fishing club meets at varying times throughout the year, but usually at least twice a month. We attend multiple fishing tournaments around our state, and have a great time competing with other schools, and in outside fishing tournaments. Guest speakers include professional and skilled amateur fishermen who are ready to teach our students. Fishing club also has a service component. Last year, the fishing club helped raise money for the King’s Home by participating in a fishing event at their Chelsea campus. This club is open to any Upper School student regardless of skill; members do not have to own a boat or a lot of equipment. Beginning anglers are very welcome!
Sponsor: Jeff Chambless
Video Club meets once weekly to distribute assignments and review ongoing work. Club members learn about all aspects of video production, but specialize in one of the following areas: filming, editing, interviewing, project planning and execution. Members put together multiple video productions over the year that get published to our school website and social media. This is the perfect club for students looking to strengthen their cinematography, editing, or front-of-the-camera skills. The club is open to all students, regardless of video experience level.
Sponsor: Margie Eubanks
The Drama Club exists to enhance the creative spirit through theatrical endeavors. It meets Thursdays during lunch. Each meeting will include improvisational activities which will enhance stage presence, characterization, and confidence in front of an audience. The students will also focus on partner scenes and monologues. During the year, students will be given opportunities to participate in the cast and crew of our productions, but participation in productions is not required to be part of the drama club. Any student in grades 9-12 is encourage to attend each Thursday during lunch.
Latin Club will seek to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Rome. It will provide a context for students to experience Latin beyond the classroom in community with each other. The Latin club will meet periodically and will participate in the Alabama Junior Classical League convention each year.
Sponsor: Cathye Price
The art club at Westminster meets weekly (on Mondays during lunch) and allows the students to create a variety of projects. We have a visiting local artist come about twice a semester to share their process of creating and provide the students with inspiration. The students use this experience as a springboard to create their own works of art. During the weekly meetings, Ms. Price seeks to offer instruction, support and guidance as the students create their own pieces. It’s a fun and inspiring place to explore creativity! No experience or prior artistic training is necessary and art club is open to 7th through 12th grade.
Sponsor: Tim Wortman
The Knightly Herald is a non-traditional online student newspaper written by the students of Westminster for the students of Westminster. The paper offers students the chance to showcase their writing across a spectrum of opinions, beliefs, and experiences. It is the goal of the Knightly Herald staff to create a newspaper that its readers find entertaining while fostering thought and discussion.
Sponsor: Charlie Ritch
The yearbook staff works on gathering photos, designing pages, and proofreading to create each year’s Westminster Odyssey. The work for yearbook staff gets especially heavy in the second and third quarters, with students spending as much as three hours a week on projects. Qualifications for the yearbook staff are attention to detail, willingness to put in long hours, ability to follow instructions, and a good sense of humor.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Students in this club are nominated and endorsed by Westminster’s faculty as students who demonstrate the above characteristics.