Bill Hummel '71 is the grandson of E.L. Cord, maker of the classic Cord car. Cords are considered to be one of the top 10 car designs of all time and they feature many “Firsts” including front-wheel drive and hidden headlights. Famous owners include Amelia Earhart, Johnny Weissmuller, Tom Mix, Sonja Henje, Bing Crosby, and Groucho Marx.
Hummel is president of the Auburn Cord Dusenberg Club, the group of car owners that reunites every year in DeKalb County. Each year, the club picks a car to spotlight, and in 2011 it was the Cord 810, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. The Cabriolet, the rarest of all the 810/812 Cords, was made in 1936 and1937. Back then, a Cord cost about $2,700, while a house was only $2,000.
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.
It’s November 2nd and the College Guidance office is quiet this morning—nothing like the last few days when countless numbers of panicked seniors were popping in to get their essays looked at one last time before pressing “submit.”