Members of the Head's Circle, Leadership Society, Pacesetter's Club and Thompson & Vivian Webb Society, along with members of key volunteer groups attended a reception at Taylor and Anne Stockdale's home. Sixty guests attended the event held on the Stockdale's patio on a warm May afternoon. Alumni from seven decades were in attendance - from former Chairman of the Board Paul Reitler '54 to Ethan Reznik '16 (Occidental College) – along with parents, current and former. Parent Class Agents, Alumni Council members, and Trustees from both Webb and the Alf Museum were also in attendance.
Taylor Stockdale spoke to guests about the wonderful highlights from the 2016-2017 school year, including:
Alumni and parents have generously given nearly $4 million to date
Dies Mulieres & Men in the Arena was a memorable day of dialogue event where issues of gender identity and gender roles were discussed
College Admission: 104 graduates received 423 offers of admission to 249 colleges and universities; 90% of the class will be attending a college ranked in the top 10% in the nation; 100% of Webb's senior class was admitted to a selective 4-year college
Athletic Success: 43 All-Leagues honors for Fall and Winter athletes, 17 of 21 teams qualified for CIF post season play, 10 league championships this year ; 14 League MVPs
He also looked ahead and discussed various projects that are currently underway or will be soon:
The Hooper Community Center renovation is scheduled to begin within the next year
Faculty Housing: The first set of duplexes will be finished in the next few months and Webb is looking forward to starting on the next set soon after
Alf Museum renovation: The expanded storage collection project has begun and will be completed by the end of the summer
The Centennial: Everything Webb does is in preparation for celebrating its Centennial in 2022 and setting up to achieve another 100 years
Thank you to everyone who attended the reception and made it such a success!
Amara Berry ’12 truly embodies what it means to think boldly, mindfully and creatively. In October 2017, she was invited to give a Tedx Talk in Providence, Rhode Island, where she spoke on the legacy of her grandparents, how their work inspired her and the incredible work she is doing with our youth through The Sparkle Program.
We are pleased and excited to announce the appointment of Jennifer Liu as Webb’s Director of Parent Relations and Special Events effective November 1. In this position, Liu will oversee our parent relations program, which serves more than 750 current parents worldwide and an active volunteer network through our Affiliates parent organization.
An opportunity to pick the brain of award-winning author John Scalzi '87, is not one you want to miss. Discussing topics ranging from what exactly defines a burrito to what projects he currently has in production, there's never a dull moment with Scalzi.
For Webb sports fans who can’t attend a game, or if you’d like to follow along with the live stats and scores from our athletic contests, most of our home games will be covered live with video and play-by-play at The NFHS Network.
To learn more about working in independent schools and meet with school representatives about open positions, please join Webb and 30 other participants on Saturday, February 23 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City.