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Webb Canyon Chronicle

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Webb Canyon Chronicle

Spotlighting Webb’s newest faculty member

Sharon Xu
Kenneth Dennie smiles for the camera in front of the Humanities Office.

As the second-semester kicks off, the Webb community welcomes a new faculty member:  Kenneth Dennie (‘15). Mr. Dennie graduated from Pomona College in 2019. He grew up in Fontana, CA and joined the Webb community in his junior year. Returning to Webb to teach Integrated Math II and AP Calculus AB, Mr. Dennie feels that it is “surreal” to be back as a teacher, and he is enjoying all the classes that he teaches. This experience has shown Mr. Dennie his love of teaching, and he is eager to learn from other teachers and wants to make sure his students are prepared for the future. Mr. Dennie is the youngest of three siblings and, interestingly enough, they all have names beginning with the letter ‘K.’ Following this trend, his father felt that Kenneth would be the perfect ‘K’ name because people could call him Kenny, which rhymes with their last name, Dennie. Mr. Dennie lives by the phrase, “That happens,” because he believes there are things in life he simply cannot control. He puts all his effort into his classes, and he hopes that his students see him as approachable and that they can stay in touch in the future. 

Fun Facts

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Food: Steak

Favorite movie: Good Will Hunting (1997)

Pets: Butterball and Pi (both corgis)

Dream vacation: Amsterdam or Japan

Favorite Book: Different Seasons by Stephen King

Hobby: solving Rubik’s Cubes

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Sharon Xu
Sharon Xu, Editor of News
Unlike her favorite animal, the panda, Sharon Xu (‘22) is a go-getter and always tries her best. An amicable, assiduous South Hutch prefect that dances, Sharon is truly one of a kind. She is also the Editor of News for the Webb Canyon Chronicle and strives for informative, intellectual, and imaginative news articles for all of Webb to read. Sharon can often be found hanging out at the Appleby Lawn or studying in the library. Her favorite book is “One Last Stop,” in which Jane, the main character, finds herself on an unescapable train and makes a home for herself there. Just like Jane, Sharon is encapsulated by the “Webb web” and makes the most out of every situation she finds herself in. For example, when faced with the terrifying prospect of “math,” Sharon, despite many setbacks, works tirelessly and overcomes this hurdle. This work ethic translates to every aspect of her life. Whether it is authoring compelling articles for journalism or taking care of her two cats, Sushi and Doctor Spencer Reed, Sharon will always put her all into it. Favorite song: "How You Get the Girl" by Taylor Swift

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