During the first week back from winter break, students and parents had a chance to hear from young alumni about their experiences at college including managing academics and being away from home, maintaining a healthy mind and body, as well as what it's like to be a college athlete.
On January 7, parents who attended the monthly Affiliates meeting heard from a panel of young alumni who shared their personal experiences at college. Topics included settling in to freshmen year, choosing a major/concentration, exploring new activities, and navigating the college application process at Webb. It was great to hear that our young alumni keep in touch with each other and value their Webb friendships. Many thanks to our panel: Maia Dominguez '15, Connecticut College; Kate Lofgren '16, Colgate University; Johnny Vitale '16, University of Pennsylvania; Shyam Arya '18, Brown University; Peter Raus '18, University of Notre Dame; and Anissa Medina '18, Harvard University;
On January 9, Johnny Vitale ‘16 (University of Pennsylvania), Kim Austin ‘17 (Howard University) and Paul Yanez ‘16 (Harvard University) participated in a special Health & Wellness panel for seniors. The panel talked about how they handle stress, work load and home sickness at college.
Finally on January 10, students enjoyed a College Athlete Roundtable discussion with Ryan Place ’18, University of Redlands (football), Dylan Wensley ’17, Occidental College (soccer/track & field), Daniel Crisostomo ’15, UC Irvine (soccer), Hailey Arteaga ’16, Seton Hall University (softball) and Elyse Morris ’17, St. John’s University (softball). Time management and balancing training, practices and games with academics is an important part of being a college athlete. Along with loving their sport, alumni talked about the perks and responsibilities that come with being a college athlete.
S. David Webb '53, PhD, a member of The Webb Schools' founding family, passed away on September 12, 2019. Webb was a Distinguished Research Curator Emeritus of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Florida Museum of Natural History and a Distinguished Research Professor of Zoology and Geology at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He was also a past President of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. In 2010 Webb was the keynote speaker at the Alf Museum's annual Peccary Society Dinner. Please read more about Webb's long and storied life and career in the remembrance offered by the Florida Museum.
One of the best ways to fully appreciate a Webb education is to look at the lives and achievements of our alumni. Each year, we honor a group of alumni for their accomplishments since graduation and pay tribute to their continued commitment to the mission and success of Webb. These awards recognize distinguished graduates who reflect the character and leadership qualities developed at Webb.
Thank you to the 1,500 alumni, parents, past parents, grandparents and friends who enabled Webb to end the 2018-19 Webb Fund year successfully on June 30. Your generosity helped The Webb Fund to raise over $1.9 million, plus additional support for endowment and capital improvements, bringing total gifts to $7.9 million, including 13 new estate gifts, which has become an ever-increasing and important part of our advancement program. Over 799 alumni, spanning nine decades, participated with gifts received from nearly every class between 1937 and 2018. Thank you for your contributions!
The Los Angeles Timesput together a dreamy four hour itinerary in the "City of Trees and PhDs." A destination it brands "delightfully smart,"is highlighted in a wonderful gallery of 20 photographs. Included in the piece are links to both The Webb Schools and the Alf Museum. Again, read more in the LATimes about the place Sunset Magazine labelled in 2016 "the best suburb in the West." Claremont--Home of The Webb Schools!
Vivian Webb cross country runner, Lily Miller ’21, is on a winning streak this week with two wins in her last two races. Webb’s cross country teams are noted for their exceptionalism. The Vivian Webb team is four-year San Joaquin League Champions and their teammates in Webb School of California have won a League Championship five years in a row. Lily was named Runner of the Year two years in a row and broke her own school record in the 1600m last season on the track team.