As we move towards Parents Weekend 2016 and our first official school holiday (October Break), we’re finally allowed a moment to pause and consider the complete and complex Class of 2020—now in full stretch here on campus.
This year we added 101 freshmen and 20 sophomores and juniors to the Webb community. As you’ll read in the attached, they come from 87 different sending schools, 7 states (Alaska, California, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Nevada and New Jersey—and 9 international locales (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam).
Sadly, there’s only one Flamenco dancer among them. To learn more about their wide ranging and unusual talents, check out our Infographic.
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.