The Vivian Webb School went up against West Covina last Friday, winning all matches of the day. Singles player Emily Schoffman 19, Macy Huang '18 and Cindy Zhang '19 completed their matches by winning all sets of their games with scores 6-1 and 6-0. Doubles player Bella Kong '18 and Winona Dodds '19 followed along and won all their sets with scores 6-0 for all three sets. Team Emma Qin '19 and Sophia Li '19 too, won their matches by 6-1 for all two sets. The Vivian Webb School made a clean sweep of the team titles by a score of 18-0, aiming to defeat their final competitors before league finals. —Vivian Jia '18
Vivian Webb’s varsity volleyball players struggled in their first game after October break in a non-league game against Garey High School. On Friday, October 13, the Gauls lost 0-3 with set scores of 17-25, 17-25, and 15-17. Although the score did not favor VWS, our players made many powerful hits against Garey’s strong players and had an effective defense team. “I think we did well on communication last Friday comparing to many other days, but because Garey was a decent team, it made sense for them to win,” said Sara Hagiwara, a sophomore and first-year varsity player. “Since our team has a tendency to go up and down, I think we started off rather strong but then things went a little bit rocky. Because we made mistakes and got mad at ourselves for it, it affects the whole team during the game, therefore we should learn to trust ourselves as well as our teammates more.” —Ivy Liu '19
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.
In this fascinating article in The Atlantic, writer Jeffrey Selingo dives into the argument many economists, educators, and work-force development professionals are making today--our education in early life does not seem sufficient for the needs of our 21st century economy. The third wave, as he describes, will be one of continual training and education and retraining. Read more in The Atlantic.
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.