Congratulations to Jenn Louis '89 on the opening of her new restaurant Ray Restaurant. According to the website, "Ray celebrates Israel's diverse cultures and culinary traditions with a modern, seasonal menu imbued with a straightforward, full-flavored style." Jenn has competed on Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" and was named one of Food & Wine's "Best New Chefs." She is recognized for her simple, sophisticated cooking style, which utilizes seasonal Pacific Northwest ingredients. She has earned two nominations for the James Beard Foundation Award of Best Chef: Northwest.
Her debut cookbook, Pasta By Hand, was published in 2015 and nominated for an IACP from the International Association of Culinary Professionals in the category of "Single Subject Cookbooks." Her second book, The Book of Greens, debuted in April 2017.
At Webb, Jenn was a member of the track and field team and she worked on El Espejo and the student newspaper, the Blue and Gold. She attended Pitzer College and now resides in Portland, Oregon.
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.
The president of the University of California, Janet Napolitano, announced today her intention to work towards guaranteed admission for all qualified state community college students to the UC system. This announcement follows Governor Jerry Brown and the state Legislature withholding $50 million in state funding this year--until among other things--the UC system admits one transfer for every two freshman systemwide at each of its undergrad campuses. Read more in the LATimes.
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.