The Webb School — the oldest, continuously operating boarding school in the South — celebrates a momentus time in its history. To kick off Webb 150, as the celebration has been named, students gathered on the school’s football field to form a “150.” A drone, operated by a local production company, caught from a birds-eye view the unique formation.
Festivities are planned throughout the year with special events in U.S. cities and abroad, a “Coast-to-Coast Toast” on founder William Robert “Sawney” Webb’s Nov. 11 birthday, distinctive speakers and classroom activities. The celebration will culminate with an anniversary party in April 2020 and the 150th graduating class on May 23, 2020.
“All of us at Webb are excited about Webb 150,” says Head of School Ray Broadhead. “Reaching this milestone is an incredible feat. Webb continues to uphold its history and traditions by maintaining a strong commitment to honor, integrity and character. As part of Webb 150 and beyond, we want to preserve those ideals of Webb which are immutable, but also adjust to the changing times through a character education program."
The Webb School's 2019-2020 student body includes 317 students, including 203 day students and 114 boarding students — with 91 new students this year. The student body also represents 18 different countries and 12 U.S. states.
The Webb School is located at 319 Webb Road E., Bell Buckle. For more information about the school and Webb 150 events and activities, call 931-389-9322 or visit thewebbschool.com.