Two Webb Football players participate in inaugural 215 Football All Star Classic.
Held Sunday, January 29th at 4PM, the game pitted the best senior football players from smaller schools in San Bernardino and Riverside County against one another. It preceded the 2nd Annual Inland Valley Hall of Fame All Star Football Classic, which featured players from larger schools. Both games will be played at A.B. Miller High School in Fontana. Webb’s players were on the San Bernardino County All-Stars, which beat The Riveside County All-Stars 20-19 on a last second touchdown pass.
Representing Webb Football:
Apollo Thomas: Webb’s star defensive end and tight end will continue his football career at Pomona-Pitzer in the fall. Thomas led Webb’s defense in 2016 with 137 total tackles, 13 tackles for loss, and an astonishing 14.5 sacks. Thomas also caught six touchdowns and had over 400 yards receiving. Apollo was named first team all-San Joaquin League and won the Don Harcourt award as Webb football’s Most Valuable Player for 2016. Thomas also plans to play in the East/West San Gabriel Valley All-Star Game on Friday, January 27th at West Covina High School.
Adrian Alvarez: Adrian was named first team all-San Joaquin League for the Gauls and recently received an offer to continue his football career at Division III Cornell College in Iowa. He led Webb with 1080 all-purpose yards and 53 catches in 2016. He was tied with Nick Jung for the most receiving touchdowns (9), and was second to Jung in receiving yards (591). He also forced three fumbles and made two interceptions, along with 57 total tackles. He returned kickoffs for touchdowns against Upland Christian and Southlands Christian as well.
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.