key to life
Andrew Harper, Shelbyville, Tenn.
I believe honesty is the best policy. If you
live a life of lies, then you will never gain trust. It can be very frustrating
to have no one believe you, to have friends and family that don’t know if they
can trust you.
At Webb, the expectation of honesty is everywhere. Teachers at Webb
believe students are telling the truth and being honest. At my old school in
New York, the teachers would automatically assume that you were lying. At Webb,
teachers believe you have your homework when you say it’s in your locker or at
your house. Most teachers will say, “Bring it to me by the end of the day, or
it will be late.”
San Francisco, Calif.
Mr. Smith is an awesome history
teacher. He teaches World History I for the freshmen at Webb. He
loves to do “trapping” as a method of reviewing material. Trapping is the
best way to practice for an upcoming exam.
When Mr. Smith yells, “Line ‘em up!”,
students cheer with joy. Instantly,
everyone jumps up from their desks and shove the benches against the wall. Eagerly, students arrange themselves in one
long line. What happens next can
determine the entire session. Mr. Smith
yells at the head of the line, “I hold in my hands the ceremonial Webb bunch of
keys. Call it: seal or blank!” He slams
the keys down onto his podium. One of
the keys is now facing with the Webb seal up or seal down. The person sitting in front calls seal and Mr.
Smith responds, “Seal it is!” The person
sitting at the head of the line is in the 1st place spot, with
everyone else lined up after him/her. Now
it is time for the trapping to begin.
Webb feeling like home
Coming to The Webb School was a
huge change for me.
It was the first time that I would be away from my family for more than 7
days. Before getting here, I thought
boarding school would be like prison!
However, after I got here, I found that it’s quite the opposite. It’s much more of a social learning
experience. I met so many friendly
students and teachers from all over the world.
There is an afternoon activity or club for almost any interest, hobby,
or sport you can think of, and I participated.