Webb School graduates 48
Posted July 29, 2009
Forty-eight individuals recently joined the ranks of thousands of Webb School students that came before them. On May 29, they received diplomas and the traditional Webb School gift of a Bible—as well as the honor and pride that comes with completing a rigorous course of study.
According to The Webb School Director of College Counseling Jamison Fee, the 138th graduating class is extraordinarily talented.
“Academically they are off the charts,” he said. “They have very high test scores and very high standards for themselves. They are also very involved in extracurricular activities.”
The Webb School Class of 2009 garnered admission to universities that include Yale, Saint Andrews in Scotland, Wake Forest, George Washington University, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, Holy Cross, Vanderbilt, John Hopkins, Princeton, Lewis & Clark College, University of Mississippi, University of South Carolina, Georgetown University, Sewanee: University of the South and the University of British Columbia, among others.
Stephen Graham, a 1965 graduate of The Webb School and accomplished businessman, delivered the keynote address at the graduation ceremony held on The Webb School grounds. Graham is a member of Webb’s Board of Trustees and serves on the development and investment committees at the school. The managing director for Bentley Associates, which focuses on mergers, acquisitions and capital development for smaller and newer enterprises, Graham advised the graduates to seek out exemplary professors at the colleges and universities of their choice.
“Take teachers not classes,” he said during his address. A single professor can change the trajectory of one’s career and one’s future, Graham maintained.
Stephen Deji Adedokun, Caitlin Elizabeth Anderson, Hillary Brooke Anderton, William Caldwell Arquitt, Samuel Read Bartlett, Casey Alexander Blacker, Alexandra Leigh Caldwell, Si Chen, Zola Chihombori-Quao, Gyung Won Choi, Sorin Choi, Soyoung Choi, Seung Ho Chun, Zachary Crownover, Courtney Danielle Fuller, Meredith Rose Gintzig, Kathryn Kent Griffin, Bailey Malyne Haile, Daniel Taylor Hoover, James Sutton Jones, Jesseca Khan, Do Hyun Kim, Ik-Hwan Kim, Mi Jung Kim, Dong Won Kwack, Alex Landau, Stephanie Nichole Lawson, Jin Hee Lee, Erin Hope McMahon, Emmett John Miller, Mary Elizabeth Moss, William Scott Murphy, John Lane Newman, Robert Phillip Norfleet, Mintaro Oba, Jin Byoung Oh, Christopher Ryan Pruter, William Davis Rush, Kashyap Rishi Saxena, Caitlin Brooke Simpson, Dana Arielle Smith, Sophie Jane Stauffer (graduated early 08/2008), Robert Major Steele, Kelsey Ann Sutton, Hanwen Tian, Yuchao Wang, Darrell Winfree, Scotty Norman Wisniewski, and Amanda Grace Wofford.