Members of the Class of 1961 flew to Portland from throughout the United States to honor their classmate, Dodd Fischer '61. Also present was Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale and Board Chairman Sanjay Dholakia '87. This event has been hosted by Dodd and his wife Nancy Fischer P'89 for eight years and has become a cherished annual tradition in the region with alumni, parents, and friends. Mr. Stockdale gave a presentation on the state of the schools as well as a recap of the Colborn Distinguished Service Award given to Dodd Fischer '61 during Alumni Weekend last fall. As a special surprise, it was also announced that Webb has created the Dodd Fischer '61 Community Service Award. It will be given annually to that student who, over the course of his/her career at Webb, has consistently demonstrated a commitment to, and acted in the spirit of our mission to serve with a generous spirit." In total, nearly forty people were in attendance representing six decades of alumni.
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.