John B. Hardin Service Award 2012

2012 John B. Hardin Service Award

Leigh Huddleston

Leigh Huddleston is a true leader among parents in her volunteer activities at Webb. As parent of triplets, Grace, Candler and Will, she has chaired, sponsored, and worked countless events and fund-raisers for Webb for seven years. She is a past president of Parents of Athletes at Webb School (PAWS), she is current president of the Webb School Parents’ Association (WSPA), and she was instrumental in the coordination of the WSPA Auction each year. She chaired the Webb Fund Parent Committee in 2010-2011, and she has also sponsored the Webb Fund generously and consistently each year.

Born and raised in Columbia, Tenn., Ms. Huddleston graduated from Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, Tenn. After high school, she attended Vanderbilt University where she received a B.A. in communication and an M.B.A. in marketing. She also volunteers and is involved with Charity Circle of Murfreesboro, The YMCA of Rutherford County, First United Methodist Church, and the Domestic Violence Center of Rutherford County.

Past Recipients


2011 L.R. Smith

2010 Bill Rice

2009 Bobby Chambers

2008 Jenny Hunt

2007 Sandy Sanders

2006 Harold Bennett

2005 Jon Frere

2004 Bill Abernathy (’72)

2003 Mack Scott

2002 Imre Lagler

2001 Blair Stephens (’53)

2000 Jim Meadows (’52)

1999 John Hester (’77)

1998 Dorothy Elkins

John B. Hardin Service Award Description

The John B. Hardin Service Award recognizes and honors alumni and members of the community who have consistently contributed an exceptional amount of time and talent to Webb and whose efforts benefit students, enhance campus life, and reaffirm the commitment of the Webb community to the School.

All living Webb School Alumni, Administrators, Faculty, Staff and other members of the Webb School community are eligible to be nominated.

The Hardin Service Award is awarded to one person annually at the Alumni Weekend in April of each year. Candidates for this award are nominated and selected by the Alumni Board and confirmed by the Board of Trustees.