Local students Alexis Reavis and Brooke Williams graduated summa cum laude (with highest honors) from The Webb School in Bell Buckle on May 25.
They were the only two summa cum laude graduates at Webb this year from the United States.
The other four graduates who achieved this designation were boarding students from China. To achieve this designation at Webb a student must graduate with a GPA of 4.3 or higher for all years of upper school at Webb.
Reavis is a National Merit Finalist who will be attending Boston University where he intends to major in English. He was the President of the Webb School Honor Council, an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction, a member of the Cum Laude Society (Phi Beta Kappa for private schools), a senior representative to the Webb School Alumni Board and was selected as a Webb School delegate to the American Legion Boy’s State.
During commencement, Reavis received the John Lewis Morgan Award, which is presented annually to the student who has maintained high standard of excellence in his or her academic work and who has demonstrated the highest qualities of good citizenship in the service of the school.
Williams will be attending the University of Mississippi (Ole’ Miss) where she plans to dual major in International Studies and Accounting. She was also admitted to the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at Ole’ Miss and is a Croft Scholar (one of only eight awarded). Similar to Reavis, Williams was also an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction, a member of the Cum Laude Society, a senior representative to the Webb Alumni Board and was selected as a Webb School delegate to the American Legion Auxiliary Volunteer Girl’s State.
During commencement, Williams received the Senior Achievement-Scholar Athlete Award for excelling both academically and athletically while competing in 2 varsity sports her senior year and playing at least four varsity seasons in her Webb career. Additionally, Williams was the Co-Concert Mistress of the Webb String Orchestra, Co-Captain of the Webb Cheerleading Team, President of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, an Officer in the Son Will Society (Webb’s Student Ambassadors), a member of the National Honor Society and a member of the Webb Tennis Team. This summer she also received her Girl Scout Gold Award, which is the highest award in Girl Scouting. Williams plans to attend law school after completing her undergraduate education.
Founded in 1870, The Webb School is the oldest, continuously operating boarding school in the South. Guided by core values of honor, integrity and civility, Webb's goal is to motivate young men and women to fulfill their promise through a challenging academic curriculum while emphasizing independent thinking, creative initiative, personal integrity and civic responsibility. Both Reavis and Williams have attended The Webb School as day students since the sixth grade and are recognized as members of the Ancient Guard (students who began their career at Webb in either the 6th or 7th grade).