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Alumni Awards

To recognize and encourage excellence in the alumni community, the Williston Northampton School honors alumni with annual awards.

To nominate someone for the 2018 Alumni Awards, please click here.

The Alumni Trailblazer Award: Created in 2015 for the school’s 175th Anniversary, this award is presented to an alumnus or alumna of the school under the age of 40 who has demonstrated significant professional achievement, contributions to his/her profession and/or community and continued promise of success in the future.

Williston Northampton Award: Created in 2015 to honor the school’s 175th Anniversary, this award is presented to an alumnus/a who has made significant achievements and contributions to his/her profession and/or community, shown a commitment to professional growth, or is recognized for leadership in his/her field. The contributions do not need to be publicly renowned but should represent important creative effort or accomplishment with professional, societal or educational value.

Daniel and Jane Carpenter Award: Established in 2006 by Daniel M. Cain '64 in honor of the late Daniel and Jane Carpenter and their commitment to, and support of, The Williston Northampton School, its students, parents and alumni, this award is given to a volunteer who through "effort and energy" as well as financial contribution, has had a substantial impact raising dollars and participation for the school.

Founders' Award: This award, created by the merger of the Whitaker-Bement Award and the Samuel and Emily Williston Award, honors the founders and principles of The Northampton School for Girls and Williston Academy. It is awarded annually to an alumnus or alumna whose loyalty, devotion, and service to The Williston Northampton School has been outstanding.