The State of the Webb Student Organization

The fall semester has passed in a blur and with over a quarter of the year gone by, everyone is feeling the crunch before a long awaited Thanksgiving break. It seems like just yesterday the freshmen were pulling up to Stevenson Taylor Hall for the first time to move in. In the blink of an eye they have finished their freshmen boats and are already hunched over their freshmen lines project for Dean Neilson in NA I.

The Class of 2018 has become fully integrated into the Webb family. Even while staying hard at work academically, they have become passionately involved in Webb extracurriculars. The soccer team had an epic season, finishing up with one win. The sailing team has been at the top of their game, finishing near the top of the fleet in many regattas this fall. Beyond athletics the student body has kept busy with Trivial Pursuit nights, Fencing Clubs, and cooking get-togethers in the Student Kitchen.

As well as all the fun, Webbies have also devoted their time to giving back to the community. Through the leadership committee, headed by Barr Turner and Brian Mills, everything from forest clean-ups to food drives have been undertaken by Webbies. Many more projects are in the works after the food drive collected over 750 lbs of canned goods.

So far it has been an excellent semester, and I couldn’t be prouder of the accomplishments of the students so far. It never ceases to amaze me that even with all the containership design, thermodynamics and math homework, and programming projects, Webbies still continue to come together as a family. I’m looking forward to seeing what they come up with next.

Matthew Weklar ‘15
 Student Organization President