Albert Zhang ’18 is among the best high school badminton players in the state of California. His recent 6th place finish in the CIF State Badminton Championship marks the first-ever Webb appearance in the tournament, and certainly the school’s highest finish – and he’s only a junior!
Zhang is a bit of a newcomer to badminton, which makes his achievement stand out even more. “I started playing a couple years before I got to Webb, so it’s still a fairly new sport for me. I’ve put in a lot of time training and working with my coaches to get to this level. I’m thankful for the opportunity.”
As the team’s top scorer, Zhang was named Most Valuable Player by Coach Quick at their year-end banquet. He’ll continue to train and play this summer when he returns home to Shanghai, China.
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.”