The Character of Home®

While some aspects of a Webb education have evolved through the years, the foundations and traditions upon which the school was built have held firm and bind generations of students.

Sharing your story about experiences as a Webb student is a way of awakening memories that for some could be decades old and for others as fresh as recent years. Whatever decade you attended, you have a story, and we’d like to hear it! We’d also like to share it on the website and in future magazines.

Showcasing these stories will be an amazing addition of the 150th Anniversary. Please "Share Your Story" using the form on this page. We’re kicking off this special year with excerpts from the stories of five alumni – Gwen Owen ’75, Paul Jennings ’82, Ben Blakeley ’93 and Kaleb and Sarada Tilton, both ’12.

Sit back and enjoy how they rekindled their memories of The Webb School. Then start thinking about yours!

Tiffany Kettering '15

Tiffany Kettering '15

                       

TIFFANY KETTERING ’15, LANGLEY, BC, CANADA

Years Attended Webb: 2012-2015 Boarding Student

Hometown When Attending Webb: Kennewick, Wash.

Why did you choose to attend Webb?
My entire life I was constantly moving.  Webb gave me the chance to find stability and gave me a home. 

Who were some of your Webb mentors, and how were they helpful?        

Coach (Karla) Vogt, Mrs. (Pamela) Seals, and Mrs. (Teal) Lynch had the biggest roles in my life at Webb. I went through some fairly hard times during my high school years and being able to talk to these three ladies about literally anything was incredible. Whenever I came home from a date, Coach Vogt was the first person to ask me how it went and what we did. Mrs. Lynch always had her house open to watch movies or bake. Being able to spend time with a family made Webb feel even more like home. Lastly, Mrs. Seals office was ALWAYS open. I was in class with her for a year and a half, and she was always ready and willing to talk to me even when I was not her student. Having these three ladies looking out for my best interest and wanting me to be the healthiest I could be made for an amazing experience. 

What are 3-4 of your most memorable events/times as a Webb student both inside and outside the classroom?

It was the start of junior year, and I was losing my voice. I remember going to Mr. (Ralph) Jones class and trying to answer a question he posed. He yelled at me for answering the question because I was going to ruin my vocal cords. He ended up writing me a note that told all my other teachers that I was not to talk because I needed to take care of my body. To this day I still have this note. 

Mrs. Northrup introduced all of us in Rand Dorm to this song "Call Your Girlfriend". This was one of the most random songs, but all of us girls had it stuck in our head for the longest time.

My junior year our football team actually went into the final championship. Mr. (Ray) Broadhead canceled school in the team’s honor. We bundled up and bused out to support the team. I never saw the school come together like this before. It was such a fun and freezing experience. 

What are some of the ways Webb impacted you as a student?       

Webb had me grow exponentially as a student. In 9th grade, the public school I attended was simply too easy. Webb taught me how to study properly. We were forced to have study hours which created that schedule that allowed me to succeed not only at Webb but later in University.

What does Webb mean to you today?           

Webb means a lot to me today. Webb allowed me to step outside of my comfort zone and become the best version of myself I could be. Webb taught me how to become independent and succeed in the real world without always needing to depend on other people, but seeing the benefits of seeking help when needed.

What advice do you have for today’s Webb students?         

Make the best of your time. You are at Webb for academics, but do not forget about the social aspect as well. If you only grow in your academics then you are not creating a well-rounded self. Make sure you take part in social outings, game nights, and simply enjoying the company of those around you in the cafeteria. 

What are you doing now?      

I graduated from Trinity Western University in December and will walk the stage in April. I am hoping to head straight to a police academy as I have been taking exams and am going through background checks.     

Tracy Salter '90

Tracy Salter '90

 

TRACY SALTER ’90, GOLDSBORO, N.C.
Years Attended Webb: 1986-1990 Boarding Student
Hometown When Attending Webb: Fort Myers, Fla.

Why did you choose to attend Webb?           

As lots of youth experience, middle school was a social and educational nightmare for me. At the time, my grandparents lived in Knoxville; and they mentioned a day school there called the Webb School. I went and visited the campus, but my family and I were looking for boarding since my grandparents traveled a lot. They mentioned a campus in Bell Buckle. I can clearly remember driving up and looking at my parents and saying "This is the place for me". After touring the campus, we knew then that this would meet my goals in what I needed and wanted in an education.

Who were some of your Webb mentors, and how were they helpful?

My mentor at Webb was all the staff, but Mrs. Linda Williams and Mr. Bill Rice played an important role in the development of me becoming the woman I am today. Since I lived so far away from my parents, Mrs. Williams became my "away" mother. When I needed guidance, advice or just a motherly input, she was the teacher that I always went to. Mr. Rice was an amazing science teacher along with Mrs. Williams. I believe the two of them brought out my love for science and math. One fond memory of Mr. Rice was Senior Survival. I am NOT an outdoorsy girl and was not the most in shape teenager. In fact, my nickname was Stumbles because I tripped everywhere I went. It rained EVERY day during senior survival. It felt like I would take 3 steps and slide backwards 10. I had reached a point of praying for a helicopter to fly by to get me off that mountain. Mr. Rice must have saw my frustration and took the time to get me up that mountain. Even though he said he had a Snickers bar if I made it to the top, his encouragement standing by my side gave me a sense that I can conquer any mountain in life that comes in front of me. When I went through my cancer treatments later in adulthood, I closed my eyes and remember that Mr. Rice said I can reach any goal I set forth in conquering and I did!

What are 3-4 of your most memorable events/times as a Webb student both inside and outside the classroom?

1. 9th grade: I had never seen snow before since I grew up in south Florida. In English class I saw out the window snowflakes. Normally I was a rule follower but in this case I got up, without asking, and ran outside. The feeling of the snowflakes hitting my face for the first time was the best. I turned around and the teacher and class were out there with me. It made me happy knowing the teacher saw this experience to let the class gather in my enjoyment.

2.Senior Survival: Even though it was NOT fun for me at all, I'm glad I did it. That final night and bonding with my classmates that were like brothers and sisters to me is a moment I'll never forget.

3. Dorm Life: I cannot put into words how living in the dorms took this shy, rule-follower girl and made her into an independent woman. The friends I made are my family now and will always hold a place in my heart.

What are some of the ways Webb impacted you as a student?       

Webb impacted me by instilling in me the importance of respect for your elders but also your fellow classmates. We are all different, but we each have something in us that makes us special. Webb showed me that even though I'm not the most perfect person God has made, he made me ME. Webb allowed me to hone in on what are my strengths and how to use those strengths in a positive light but also to know what my weaknesses are and how to work on those to enable me to be the best person I can be. 

What does Webb mean to you today?

I thank my parents every day for allowing me to attend Webb. As a parent now, it must have been so hard to send a child far away for a long period of time. But they knew that I smiled every time I spoke of Webb and that it was the place that allowed me to blossom. It also guided me in my passion of being an educator. The teachers there made such a difference in my education and inspired me into wanting to inspire the generations after me. 

What advice do you have for today’s Webb students?

My advice is that times might get hard, but don't give up. The experiences you will have at Webb will mold you into a well-rounded person ready to enter life with a strength that you can't receive in a "regular" education.

What are you doing now?      

I live in Goldsboro, N.C. I have been teaching first grade for 22 years now. I'm married to the love of my life, Chris, who is a captain at the Morrisville fire department. I have two boys, Jordan who is 23 and an EMT and Chandler who is 12 and in 7th grade. Four years ago I was diagnosed with liposarcoma. I'm currently cancer-free and pray to stay that way. 

 

Kristin Burford '07

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KRISTIN BOULDIN BURFORD ’07, GREENVILLE, S.C.
Years attended Webb: 2005-2007 Day Student
Hometown When Attending Webb: McMinnville

Why did you choose to attend Webb?        

I chose Webb because I was looking for a more challenging academic environment after attending public school for most of my life and seeing family and friends graduate without the skills necessary to be successful in college.

Who were some of your Webb mentors, and how were they helpful?          

Angela Rasnick was my yearbook adviser and helped me beyond measure both during and after my time at Webb. Ralph Jones and L.R. Smith encouraged my love of history and desire to continue my studies in college. Angela Rasnick, Ralph Jones, L.R. Smith and Kay Young had a huge impact when I returned from graduate school and started subbing at Webb. It was through their encouragement and support that I decided to follow a career path in independent schools.

What are 3-4 of your most memorable events/times as a Webb student both inside and outside the classroom?

One of my most memorable times at Webb was Senior Survival before graduation. At the time, I had never been camping and was not really an outdoorsy person so going on the trip really put me outside of my comfort zone. I learned, however, so much about myself on that trip, and I found it an invaluable experience for ending my time at Webb with my classmates. I will never forget my first declamation. Even though I was used to public speaking and had even competed in speech contests as a child, I was terrified to speak in front of the school knowing that I was being graded. I remember seeing students get stuck and being asked to sit down, and I was hoping that wouldn't happen to me. It went better than I could have expected, but it didn't make it any easier when I had to do it again senior year. Mr. Jones used to throw Oatmeal Cream Pies or OCPs to us during review in Honors U.S. history -- it made review fun and entertaining. My senior year we put a car in the Big Room for a day and that was a very memorable day on Webb's campus.

What are some of the ways Webb impacted you as a student?       

Webb had a huge impact on me as a student. I truly learned how to study, ask good questions, seek help and dig deep for answers. Webb also broadened my perspective of the world, and it is largely because of my time at Webb, however short it was, that led me to succeed in college and encouraged me to study abroad.

What does Webb mean to you today?           

Webb is home. Even though the campus and some of the faces have changed since 2007, any time I'm back on campus I feel a deep and intense connection to the school. Webb greatly influenced my career choice and how I approach my own students as a teacher and administrator in an independent school.

What advice do you have for today’s Webb students?         

Take advantage of all Webb has to offer. The programs and lifestyle at Webb are designed to further your learning and understanding of yourself and the world around you, and one day you will realize how invaluable that is.

What are you doing now?      

I am currently teaching 9th-grade history and yearbook journalism and serving as the 10th Grade Dean of Students at Christ Church Episcopal School in Greenville, S.C. This is my 7th year at CCES.

Stephen Peters '73

Stephen Peters photo

 

STEPHEN PETERS ’73, FISHERS, IND.
Years Attended: 1969-1973 Boarding Student
Hometown When Attending Webb: Charlestown, Ind.

Other Relatives Who Attended with Class Year: John C. Peters, ’65

Why did you choose to attend Webb?           

At first, I didn't want to attend Webb. My brother, John, attended Webb for several years but decided to do his senior year in Indiana; however, John recommended to my parents that I should attend and graduate from Webb. When my parents first suggested it, I resisted because I was a good student, class officer and played and started on several junior high sports team. But, after thinking about it overnight, I told my parents that I wanted to go to Webb. I wanted to go because of the academics, and I wanted to challenge myself.

Who were some of your Webb mentors, and how were they helpful?

I had several. I took all of James Campbell's math classes: They were challenging (especially Calculus II) but I learned not to be intimidated by difficult concepts. I had Mack Harris Scott III for pre-calculus and theater thereby developing a love for the spoken and written word (especially Faulkner). I had Count Barrows for history, but loved his great stories about his past. Also, there was Dorothy Elkins who showed how to be good person, good friend and lead a good life by doing good for others. They all helped me be a lifelong learner and (hopefully) a good person.

What are 3-4 of your most memorable events/times as a Webb student both inside and outside the classroom?

1. Declamations! I was afraid of public speaking when I came to Webb but made quick progress because of the yearly declamation requirement. In fact, I came to love it!  Sophomore year I finished second in underclass declamation contest, but won the upper-class declamation contests my Junior and Senior Years.

2. Skipping a grade. When I showed up for junior year, the Headmaster and the faculty promoted me to a senior so I am also part of the (wonderful) Class of '72. Although I qualified to graduate and was offered admission to several fine schools including Vanderbilt and Kenyon, I held myself back because I thought I was too young to go to college. I returned and graduated with the (also wonderful) Class of '73 and then attended Amherst College. So, it was worth the wait!

What are some of the ways Webb impacted you as a student?       

The independent reading program made me a lifelong reader. Webb gave me a broad education especially in math, English, history and science. At Amherst College, I was a double major in English and Economics, but I also took classes in political science, anthropology, and comparative literature. Webb educated me to be a well-rounded person and to have interests in diverse matters.

What does Webb mean to you today?           

Webb is very much a part of me, and I am very grateful for my time there.

What advice do you have for today’s Webb students?         

" A mind that is stretched by a new idea can never go back to its old dimensions." 
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I would advise them to stretch their minds, and enjoy their time in the Webb School community.

What are you doing now?

I am a civil trial and appellate lawyer in Indianapolis, Ind.

Gwen Owen '75

GWEN JONES OWEN ’75, MEMPHIS, TENN.
Years attended Webb:
1973-1975
Hometown when attended Webb:
Nashville, Tenn.

Why did you choose to attend Webb?

My father, Gary Jones, was president (headmaster) of Webb from 1973-1978. He previously was a Presbyterian minister in Nashville, and Webb Follin Jr. was a member of that church. They were best friends, and he was determined to have my father lead Webb. I really had no other choice but to attend Webb, because my parents were moving to Bell Buckle.

Who were some of your Webb mentors, and how were they helpful?

Dorothy Elkins was my father’s secretary, and she was always a kind soul and had a presence. Judy Doss, dining hall manager, was such a lovely, gracious woman and took me under her wing. Glenn Holliman, Luke Boyd, Clement Cook and Sandy Truitt were all wonderful teachers, and there were others. They pushed me to do things I never thought I could do – to achieve beyond what I thought I was capable of achieving.

What are 3-4 of your most memorable events/times as a Webb student?

My first declamation was a memorable event. I was shy and my knees were knocking. The boys on the front row were ready to catch me, because they thought my knees were going to lock and I was going to fall off the stage. I am very comfortable with public speaking now, thanks to my Webb experience. Being a prefect is also a vivid memory. Unfortunately, we had to deal with some discipline issues that were difficult. It’s hard to be a judge of your peers, but we had a strong prefect council. We dealt with the issues, but it was not easy. Reading points are also memorable. That requirement taught me how to be organized and read all my class reading assignments as well as the books for reading points. That was a real gift.

What are some of your favorite times at Webb outside of the classroom?

Jan Gardner '74 and I were water girls for the boys’ soccer team, and that was hysterical. In theater they needed some girls, so I was in a couple of plays. That wasn’t my thing – totally out of the box – but they were fun.

What are some of the ways Webb impacted you as a student?

Webb challenged me like I had never been challenged before. I learned that I had more potential than I ever thought I had. I also learned how to be friends with and work with the boys who were students. I learned not to be intimidated. That was very helpful in the corporate world working for FedEx.

What does Webb mean to you today?

Attending Webb was transformational for me. I’ve enjoyed serving on the board of trustees and trying to give back some of what I received from Webb.

What advice do you have for today’s Webb students?

I’d tell students today to enjoy the experience, enjoy learning, get to know your teachers and work hard.

What are you doing now?

I’m a community volunteer serving on boards and trying to make Memphis a better place. I also continue to be a lifelong learner — something I learned from Webb.

Gwen is married to Penn Owen, and she has a daughter, Elizabeth.

Paul Jennings '82

PAUL G. JENNINGS ‘82, NASHVILLE, TENN.
Years attended Webb: 1977-1982
Hometown when attended Webb: Christiana, Tenn.
Relatives who attended Webb: Sister, Stephanie Jennings Edwards ’85,
an attorney in Nashville

Why did you choose to attend Webb?

We had lived in Nashville and then moved to Christiana to a farm where my father had grown up. I attended Central Middle School for 7th and 8th grade. My parents and I decided that a smaller school with a very academic curriculum would be best for me so I started at Webb in 9th grade. There were several Murfreesboro people who came to Webb in 9th grade that year -- Jessica Delbridge -- now Woosley, Colin Monk, Robin Bishop and Ellen Huddleston.

Who were some of your Webb mentors, and how were they helpful?

There were some awesome mentors/teachers while I was there. They are the names that you hear from so many Webb students: L.R. Smith, Imre Lagler and Sandy Truitt. These were teachers who really cared about the students, went the extra mile and were positive. Their commitment to the school and its students, as evidenced by their tenures, is amazing. The enthusiasm for teaching and positivity that they showed (and Mr. Smith and Mrs. Truitt still show) were awesome.

What are 3-4 of your most memorable events/times as a Webb student?

Some of my most memorable times at Webb, both good and bad, in and out of the classroom include:

- The anticipation of having Jackson Heffner (headmaster) say “you may have the day” and singing “Onward Christian Soldiers” at the top of our lungs.

- The first declamation – getting nervous and having to rely on my prompter way too many times. That experience probably helped me  be better prepared for the subsequent declamations and, frankly, even to this day, be prepared for a hearing in court.

- Basketball games in the old, tiny gym with the flying Converse logo on the wall. By the way, when is the school going to revive that logo and sell some merchandise with that logo?

-Really fun times with Will Shelton bird hunting. We then went on to share a house for part of college and remain great friends to this day.

- As a freshman when the cross-country coach thought having the team run to Shelbyville, including along Highway 231, was a good idea. I don’t think anyone other than Robert Willis, who was a great runner, actually made it all the way to Shelbyville. The coach wound up having to pick up the rest of us.

-Being on crutches in January when there was 6-8 inches of snow on the ground -- the school never closed for snow then -- and being the target of thousands of snowballs, actually iceballs, with no way to run.

-The informal “touch” football game one Fall Sunday afternoon between the boarding students and the day students.

-The college trip on charter buses to visit schools in North Carolina and Virginia.

What are some of the ways Webb impacted you as a student?

Webb really taught me how to learn, how to take meaningful notes, how to use time wisely. I was a pretty good student already, but Webb added those things that I still use today. Webb clearly helped prepare me for college and even law school, but

I frankly had very little appreciation for that at the time and even for years after. Today, I look back and appreciate those things.

What does Webb mean to you today?

I’ve certainly had the pleasure of being a part of the school’s growth and the transformation of the campus. It is really important to me because I know the long-lasting benefits – both academically and ethically - that the school leaves on lots of kids. It is really cool to see that continue.

What advice do you have for today’s Webb students?

I would tell today’s students to take advantage of all that Webb has to offer. Obviously, the school has the strongest of academics. If the students engage in the classroom work, they will see benefits for years to come no matter whether it is in school, work or being a parent. But I would also tell students to take advantage of extracurricular activities that are new and take them to new places. I’d tell them that it’s the time in your life to do and see – that becomes more difficult to do as you grow older. I’d tell them that Webb is a time in your life to explore those new activities and places so do it. Don’t hold back!

What are you doing now?

I am partner at Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, which has a long relationship with Webb. We have two retired partners who attended Webb -- Wilson Sims Sr. class of 1942, and Bob Thompson, class of 1965 -- both of whom have been board members and longstanding supporters of the school. They are two guys that I have immense respect for and am thankful for the things that they have done for Bass, Berry & Sims and The Webb School. I have practiced law at Bass, Berry for 29 years since I got out of law school. I have been married to my awesome wife, Lisa, for 28 years, and we have two daughters who both went to Oak Hill School and Harpeth Hall in Nashville and then on to Auburn University. Abbie is 24 and teaches second grade at a charter school in Nashville, and Maggie is a senior at Auburn majoring in speech therapy. In my spare time, I play a mediocre game of golf and enjoy our cabin on Monteagle mountain.

Ben Blakeley '93

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BEN BLAKELEY ’93, ATLANTA, GA.
Years attended Webb: BOARDER 1987-1993
Hometown when attended Webb: Brentwood, Tenn.

Why did you choose to attend Webb?

I was 12 years old at the time so I’m not sure I had much say in the matter! I would fall more into the category of “Webb was chosen for me”. Attending boarding school had been a tradition in my family, and attending Webb allowed me to be closer to our home in Brentwood, Tenn. Interestingly, we were not aware of Webb until we saw a small billboard ad in the Nashville airport when returning from vacation. It was a quick courtship - I toured Webb the next Tuesday and ultimately enrolled the following week!

Who were some of your Webb mentors, and how were they helpful?

Far too many to name and what would probably be a whole interview by itself. There were so many that have left long- lasting impacts. I’m also very fortunate that many of my former teachers are still at Webb. It’s great to still have that powerful connection to Webb through them as they have all made such an incredible commitment

to Webb and its students over the years. Imre Lagler was such an amazing person. I’ve always been fascinated by U.S. and European history, so I was very fortunate to have L.R. Smith and Ralph Jones as teachers. The time I spent in their classroom was very influential in my decision to major in history in college. Madame Smith, my longtime advisor and surrogate mother, who was always a positive and encouraging force during my time at Webb. I think that is what’s so great about Webb, students have an environment where they can connect with their teachers on different levels and form meaningful relationships beyond the classroom.

What are 3-4 of your most memorable events/times as a Webb student?

My best memories inside and outside of the classroom:

--Senior Survival – It was such a fitting, physical, emotional culmination of the six years I spent at Webb experience.

--Meeting people from all over the world. I had roommates from four different countries in six years. I currently work for a German bank advising foreign investors on U.S. commercial real estate investments. I think my interest in this field is largely an outgrowth of my time at Webb being exposed to students from other countries and cultures.

--Anytime the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” began on the piano, we’d really sing loudly. A couple of times we got off (“You may have the day”).

--Dorm life, the brotherhood and all the great times spent with classmates, friends and peers.

What are some of the ways Webb impacted you as a student?

I’ve always felt Webb provided me with such a great foundation. Prior to Webb, I was generally a good student with the skills to do well, but not necessarily all the tools. At Webb, the added focus on writing, critical thinking, personal accountability and integrity had the most lasting impact.

What does Webb mean to you today?

It always feels like home because of the time I spent there and the people I got to know. I am incredibly encouraged by all the great things I see occurring at Webb today. I’m so impressed with the caliber of students, and I love reading about what they’re doing.

What advice do you have for today’s Webb students?

Give meaning to your life and make an impact on others.

What are you doing now?

I live in Atlanta, Ga., with my wife Rachel and two kids, Meg (18) and William (12). I work in the commercial real estate field for Metzler Realty Advisors, a subsidiary of a private bank based in Frankfurt, Germany. Our company provides investment and asset management services to foreign institutional investors

Kaleb '12 and Sarada Tilton '12

Kaleb and Sarada Tilton

KALEB TILTON '12, CHATTANOOGA, TENN,
Years attended Webb: 2010-2012
Hometown when attended Webb: McMinnville, Tenn.
Relatives who attended Webb: Brother, Nick Tilton '15

SARADA KOLLI TILTON '12, CHATTANOOGA, TN,
Years attended Webb: 2008-2012
Hometown when attended Webb: Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Relatives who attended Webb: Sister, Jhansi Kolli '17

Why did you choose to attend Webb?

Kaleb – I decided to attend Webb my junior year of high school. I needed a school that would challenge me in all aspects – academically, socially and athletically. After attending a couple of Visitors' Days and practicing with the basketball team, I knew I wanted to transfer.

Sarada – There was no real “decision.” When I was choosing what high school to attend, I decided on Webb because that’s where a lot of my friends decided to go.

Who were some of your Webb mentors, and how were they helpful?

Kaleb – Mr. Jonathan Newman and Coach Jeff Mitchell. Mr. Newman taught me how to think critically and develop my own opinions and writing style. Coach Mitchell was not only a great coach, but great friend. He was there for me through multiple adversities during my time at Webb.

Sarada – Doña (Kristen) Linton '00, Dr. (Leone) Broadhead and Mr.
(Ralph) Jones. While I was a student, Dr. Broadhead and Mr. Ralph Jones pushed me to excel academically and pursue my passions – and they were a reason why I studied biology and history in college. Doña was always one of my favorite teachers while I was at Webb. She always looked out for me, including my first day at Webb when she walked me to the correct Spanish class! I consider her not only a mentor but a good friend.

What are 3-4 of your most memorable events/times as a Webb student?

Kaleb – First date with my future wife was stargazing on the soccer field, painting my chest and wearing capes to Webb’s first football game with Baylor Bishop, Jason Bartlett and Will Huddleston and going to Italy with the SBXI crew. In the classroom: Making a 4 on the AP Modern Euro exam and doing better than Sarada. My first mea culpa to get into class after arriving late. Listening to all the class discussions throughout my English classes at Webb – I didn’t have any experience in debating and discussing ideas like that before Webb.

Sarada – Leaf fight freshman year with Blake Cocanougher, Ryan Pryor and Pearson Lien, meeting my future husband, going to Scotland for the Fringe Festival. In the classroom: Making a 100 on an L.R. Smith AP Modern Euro test. Counting what felt like 1 billion fruit flies during a biology lab. Acting in “The Rivals” and “Alice in Wonderland.” Outside the classroom: We both enjoyed Senior Survival as well.

What are some of the ways Webb impacted you as a student?

Kaleb – Webb taught me how to be a successful student both inside and outside the classroom. I was able to graduate with my undergrad from University of Tennessee – Chattanooga in three years and get my Masters from the University of Michigan the following year. Webb set me up to be able to achieve my undergrad so quickly, and I was more prepared than my peers.

Sarada – Webb taught me how to study and manage my time wisely. It also taught me to pursue what my passions were both inside and outside the classroom. I was able to graduate from Emory with a major and minor and eventually get my Masters from the University of Florida, and Webb set me up for success.

What does Webb mean to you today?

Kaleb – The school has meant a lot to me since my family and I decided that I would be going to Webb. It brought me my wife and some of my best friends. The school opened my mind to new possibilities and ideas, and I am forever grateful for my time at Webb. I now try to serve the school and our current students by being a part of the Alumni Board.

Sarada – Webb has been a constant in my life since freshman year of high school. The school introduced me to my husband and some of my best friends. I feel like we are at the school at least once a month, volunteering, watching games, or attending other events. It is definitely a constant in our lives!

What advice do you have for today’s Webb students?

Kaleb – Embrace Webb and all it has to offer. Enjoy the challenges of each day, make friends, and take time to have some fun!

Sarada – Make relationships with your teachers, they will be your biggest supporters both while you are a student and an alumnus.

What are you doing now?

We are planning a move to Memphis this summer as Sarada just got into medical school at UT Health Science Center. Kaleb is a CPA at Elliott Davis, LLC providing auditing and consulting services for investment companies, not for profits and manufacturing clients.

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