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.
While the tickets to see the upcoming production of Les Misérables sold out in a matter of minutes, The Webb Schools is pleased to announce a livestream of the Friday May 18th performance will be available on the school's website and Facebook page. The performance will begin at 7:00pm PDT.
Webb swimmers finished their 2018 season in championship style last week. The rundown: two days, two proud coaches (Ken Rosenfeld & Tom Jurczak), seven broken/re-broken school records, and one Vivian Webb CIF champion (the first individual swimming CIF champion in VWS history)!
When some colleges are reporting less than a 5% admit rate (Harvard & Stanford) and many others remain in the single digits, it’s good to know that no matter how tough things get Webb students are well prepared for the challenge. Once again, our students beat the odds. The members of this year’s graduating class are to be congratulated for admission into some of the most sought-after colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. We saw 100% of the Class of 2018 admitted to a selective four-year college or university—90% will be attending a college ranked in the top 10% in the nation.