What did Williston
build in you?

What did Williston
build in you?

What did Williston
build in you?

What did Williston
build in you?

What did Williston
build in you?

What did Williston
build in you?

What did Williston
build in you?

What did Williston
build in you?

What did Williston
build in you?

What did Williston
build in you?

What did Williston
build in you?

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What did Williston
build in you?

woman sitting

What did Williston
build in you?

GLENN JONES ’95
“We really are all part of the same team who want to accomplish the same goal, and that’s creating a great future for yourself.”

Build It Forward

Earlier this fall, we asked two dozen alums, ranging from the class of 1965 to the class of 2013, an open-ended question: What did Williston Northampton build in you? Their answers ran the gamut—creativity, leadership, opportunity, character, and more—but all shared a common theme rooted in their formative experiences at the school and their desire to build the same opportunities for the next generation of students. Hear more from these alumni below—and tell us what Williston built in you when you make your gift to support students today.

TERRY MARTIN ’85
“I don’t think I could have played lacrosse, been in a singing group, and acted in a play unless I’d come to Williston.”

ANN F. LOMELI ’73
“Through sports, I became friends with people in other grades and from other countries, and I think that helped me learn to work with people.”

HAOSHU XU ’13
“Because I was able to love art at Williston, I want to make sure other students have that same experience.”

YEMI LAWANI ’96
“I had friends that I made here that I’m still in touch with, and when we catch up, it’s like we never left. It was really a good sense of belonging that I had.”

MARY (TULLIS) ENGVALL ’81
“The faculty to me was really everything. When it was a good time or when it was a bad time, they were always there for us.”

ROY HENWOOD ’65
“The leadership skills of being a captain definitely informed the rest of life. It doesn’t make the book for you, but it starts the chapter.”

SHAUN CHAPMAN ’98
“Even 25 years later, I feel like the sense of purpose I got at Williston is still a big part of me.”

BRANDON DIAZ ’12
“Having great support from my teachers, my coaches, and having close friends. It’s something that still to this day, I haven’t really experienced anywhere else other than Williston.”

SAMANTHA (HEALY) VARDAMAN ’89
“The open-mindedness that was instilled in me at Williston has carried through the rest of my life.”

MICHAEL HIRSCH ’73
“It was an environment that was just nurturing. That opportunity just provided the foundation I needed to grow, and I can’t pay that back.”

MEAGHAN SULLIVAN ’01
“The most important thing Williston built in me was a sense of confidence in myself, which has allowed me to pursue leadership opportunities.”

JOHANNA WAKELIN ’06
“Being here and knowing what a supportive community feels like, you remember that for the rest of your life, and you take that with you wherever you go.”