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Signing Honor Pledge continues as tradition
Rita Mitchell

Continuing the Webb tradition that dates to the founding of the school in 1870, students began several days of signing the Honor Pledge Books this week. Webb and the Honor Council strive for students to embrace the school’s honor code so that it becomes a part of their lives, even after they graduate.

Webb students signing the Honor Pledge
Webb Student signing the Honor Pledge

As the new faculty sponsor of the Honor Council, Jason Simpson, World Languages Department chair, explained that signing one’s name to the honor and premise books places each Webb student within the long line of men and women who have come before them during Webb’s 153 years.                             
The Honor Pledge is signed by all students at the beginning of each academic year at Webb. It states: "I pledge my word of honor as a Webb gentleman or lady that I will not lie, cheat, or steal."

Jason Simpson - Honor Pledge

An additional pledge for students signed on all tests, papers and other assignments states: "I pledge my word of honor as a Webb gentleman or lady that I have neither given nor received any help on this assignment."

Faculty and staff also join in the signing of the pledge books.

Webb student signs the Honor Pledge
Webb students signing the Honor Pledge