Like a number of day students, John Holliday ’84 came to Webb from Foothill Country Day School. He now serves on the boards of both schools, as well as other local civic organizations. “My mother set a great example of service for my sisters and me,” Holliday explains, “so it has been natural for me to be involved in organizations that have touched my life.” Holliday’s family has been a pillar of Southern California in a very literal way: The family business, Holliday Rock, has been a leading concrete/aggregate producer for 75 years, supplying construction and public works projects like Rancho Cucamonga’s Victoria Gardens mall and the Route 30/210 and 57/60 interchanges.
Holliday started working full time with his father in the late ’80s, after attending the University of Denver, and is now the company’s president, working alongside his sister Aimee. Holliday lives in Upland with his family. His son, Adam ’15, is currently a student at Colorado College. Holliday hopes to bring his experience with independent schools to the Webb board. “As a trustee,” he says, “I want to insure Webb has the resources and vision to continue its mission of graduating the next generation of morally courageous leaders.”
Eshaana Sheth ’10 describes her short film, "The Butter Knife" as "a snapshot of modern, intercultural dating." It has won Best Romantic Comedy at the Los Angeles Film Awards and Top Shorts online film festival so far.
In this fascinating article in The Atlantic, writer Jeffrey Selingo dives into the argument many economists, educators, and work-force development professionals are making today--our education in early life does not seem sufficient for the needs of our 21st century economy. The third wave, as he describes, will be one of continual training and education and retraining. Read more in The Atlantic.
Alumni, family and friends are invited to join Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale and special guests for three events this April in New York City (April 11), Philadelphia (April 12) and London, England (April 14).
Once again, Webb athletes had a strong showing across the board during the 2018 winter season. Led by WSC soccer, which finished the season League Champions and with a deep run into CIF, both VWS and WSC athletics posted very positive results. VWS Water Polo also finished its league play in second place.
“It is always great each season to not only see our athletes and teams be successful on the field of play, but to see them learn and grow as individuals and part of a community,” said Director of Athletics Steve Wishek.