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Jean E. Miller In Memoriam

We learned from Jinx Tong (VWS dean from 1991-1996, and director of residence from 1983-1991) that Jean E. Miller passed away on Tuesday, May 22 at the age of 90 years old.   
 
Jean was born in Brockton, Massachusetts in 1928. She attended Pembroke College (the coordinate women’s college to Brown University) and graduated with an A.B. in English in 1949. She enjoyed a long and celebrated career as an educator in private schools across the country.
 
From 1964-1977 she was Head of St. Timothy’s School in Maryland, and succeeding Ann Longley, served as VWS headmistress from 1984-1987. Jean established the residential program for VWS, with 34 boarders joining in September 1985. During her time as head, VWS enrollment grew to 136 students in 1987, 58 of whom were boarders—an impressive number given that in 1981 just 34 VWS students enrolled.
 
“Jean and I stayed in touch over the years. In fact, every year we corresponded about the most recent Jean E. Miller Excellence in Teaching Award winner and what they were up to. After hearing of her passing, I spoke with our Vivian Webb seniors before they set out for Yosemite's Half Dome. I wanted them to think about Jean and her legacy at Vivian Webb. I told them she would be looking down on them as they made their journey. It was a special moment,” said Taylor Stockdale, Head of Schools.  
 
In retirement in Vermont, Jean stayed involved in women’s education and the arts—working to mentor and support future generations of leaders. Among her many causes, she served her local library, Dorset Theatre Festival, Vermont Community Foundation, Governor's Institutes of Vermont, Vermont Women's Fund and others. 
 
Her legacy is celebrated through The Jean E. Miller Excellence in Teaching Award at The Webb Schools (established in 1987 by the Affiliates) and The Jean E. Miller Young Playwrights Competition at the Dorset Theatre Festival. Jean was also a member of the Thompson & Vivian Webb Society. Her bequest will support financial aid for Vivian Webb students.
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  • Alumni and Friends Peccary Trip 2019


    The Peccary Society met for its annual Alumni & Friends Peccary Trip in Barstow, Calif. May 3-5, 2019. Over 75 alumni, parents, trustees, faculty, staff and their friends were in attendance with alumni representing 5 decades of Webb (1954-2007).
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  • Webb in Asia: Spring 2019


    In April, Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale, Mrs. Anne Stockdale, Director of College Guidance Hector Martinez and Director of Institutional Advancement Dutch Barhydt headed to Asia for five major receptions and many individual meetings and appointments.
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  • Senior Dinner 2019


    In the first of many graduation traditions, seniors gathered in Hooper Student Center on April 17 for The Webb Schools' annual Senior Dinner.
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  • Rose (Roll) Shattuck ’99: The Foggy Dog


    Are you looking for the perfect collar for your pooch? How about a bow tie for that special occasion? Or a “Modern Mud Cloth Dog Bandana?” Something so unique, you might find it at retail boutiques such as Anthropologie, DOG & CO., Fideaux, CB2, or White's Mercantile? Well, look no further because VWS alumna Rose (Roll) Shattuck ’99 has set her sights on disrupting the pet industry by combining great design with essential dog products to produce an exciting new line of accessories for pet owners wanting to splurge on high-quality, made-in-America beds, toys, collars, leashes, and more. 
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  • Commencement Live Streams

    The Webb Schools is pleased to live stream the Vivian Webb School and Webb School of California Commencement Ceremonies live for those who cannot be here in person. Please use the embedded viewers below to watch, or tune into Webb's Facebook page for a simulcast.
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  • WEBB Magazine

    A new edition of WEBB magazine arrives to you just after Memorial Day Weekend. Spring/Summer 2019 includes an inspiring letter from Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale on moral clarity, as well as two thought-provoking features on honor and moral courage at Webb and beyond. We highlight alumni thought leaders in a variety of interesting professions throughout.
     
    Our Webb Today section revisits Revisit Day 2019, explores our paleontology research program and museum, profiles faculty, philanthropy and the successes of spring athletics. Nearly 25 pages of alumni news rounds out the issue.
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  • Class of 2019

    Members of the Class of 2019 faced tremendous competition this year as they applied to colleges and universities across the country and around the world. While each felt the stress of the selective admission process, our seniors proved once again that good character coupled with a dedication to your studies really pays off.
     
    In 2019 we saw 100 percent of the graduating class admitted to a selective four-year college or university—90 percent will attend a college ranked in the top 10 percent in the nation. On average each of our students applied to eight colleges and was admitted to four or more of them.
     
    We congratulate members of the Class of 2019 for their amazing college choices and wish them well on the adventures ahead! 

    Class of 2019 Matriculation

    American University
    Arizona State University
    Babson College - 3
    Boston College
    Boston University - 2
    Brown University - 2
    Chaminade University of Honolulu
    Chapman University
    Colgate University
    Columbia University
    Davidson College
    Emory University
    Harvard University
    Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
    Johns Hopkins University - 2
    Lake Forest College
    Lewis & Clark College - 2
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Middlebury College
    Mount Saint Mary's University
    New York University - 3
    Northeastern University - 2
    Northwestern University - 2
    Occidental College - 4
    Parsons School of Design
    Pitzer College - 4
    Pomona College
    Queen's University, Canada
    Rice University
    San Francisco State University
    Santa Clara University
    Sarah Lawrence College
    Scripps College - 2
    Skidmore College
    Swarthmore College
    The American University of Paris
    Trinity University
    Tufts University
    Tulane University
    United States Coast Guard Academy
    University of California, Berkeley - 3
    University of California, Davis
    University of California, Los Angeles - 5
    University of California, Riverside - 3
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    University of Chicago
    University of Colorado Boulder - 2
    University of La Verne
    University of Michigan
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Richmond
    University of San Diego - 2
    University of Southern California -3
    Vanderbilt University
    Vassar College
    Washington University St. Louis - 2
    Wellesley College - 3
    Western Washington University
    Whitman College - 2
    Yale University
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  • 2019 LA County Science Fair Winners


    VWS Students Finish in Top Rankings at Los Angeles County Science and Engineering Fair, Qualify for State Finals
     
    Two teams of VWS students received top place awards at the annual Los Angeles County Science and Engineering Fair, with the opportunity to advance to the state finals.
     
    Rebeca Castro ’20, working solo, finished in second place in the physics category with an experiment studying the biomechanics of a step in flamenco dancing. It was entitled “The Biomechanics of the Golpe.”
     
    Giselle Alrachid ’20 and Caitlin Pender ’20 received third place honors in the plant biology and physiology category for their project – “What is the Closest Relative to the Catasetum Tenebrosum Using DNA Barcoding?”
     
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