Alumni News and Class Notes

We have a saying at Webb School . . . “Once a Spartan, Always a Spartan.” Whether you attended Webb for one year or all 13 years, you're part of the Webb School family and its legacy.  Please feel free to visit our campus anytime. And please use the information and resources in this section to connect or reconnect with us.

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Our alumni are always up to amazing thingsboth professionally and personally! Share your updates with us, we love to hear from our alumni!

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Alumni Updates

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  • Alan Gratz ’90 Speaks with Middle Schoolers about Writing Process for His Books

    Notable author and Webb Class of 1990 alumnus Alan Gratz returned to Webb School this fall to provide an interactive and entertaining presentation about his books and the writing process for Webb Middle School students. Writer of a number of middle grade and young adult books, Gratz is also a former Webb Middle School English teacher. His first novel, Samurai Shortstop, was one of the ALA's Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults for 2007. The following year, Gratz’ second novel, Something Rotten, was named an ALA Quick Pick for Young Adult Readers. The Brooklyn Nine, his first middle grade novel, was among Booklist's Top Ten Sports Books and Top Ten Historical Books for Youth for 2010, and was followed in 2011 by Fantasy Baseball. Gratz’ most recent novels are Starfleet Academy: The Assassination Game, Prisoner B-3087 and The League of Seven. Read more HERE.
  • Jack Neely ’76 Speaks on Role of Journalism in 21st Century

    In conjunction with the Upper School Writing Center's guest speaker series and Webb's Leadership Speaker series, prominent Knoxville writer and editor, and Webb alumnus Jack Neely ’76 recently spoke with Webb high school students during Chapel about why independent journalism and print journalism have a place in the 21st century. Neely is contributing editor of the Knoxville Mercury weekly news magazine and director of the Knoxville History Project.
  • Meredith Lee ’10 Discusses Career Path Leading to West Bank

    Webb alumna Meredith Lee ’10 returned to campus to speak with Upper School students about her path from Webb to University of Virginia to the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the West Bank. At UVA, Lee majored in Arabic and Global Studies. Her fascination with Arabic sparked an interest in the Middle East, leading to a summer program in Jordan. After graduating from UVA, she moved to Ramallah where she now works for the MATTIN Group, a non-profit dedicated to promoting effective implementation of international humanitarian law and human rights.

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