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we-the-people-williston-civics Williston Takes Third in We the People Competition

We’re proud of our We the People participants, who worked incredibly hard and took third place state-wide! The competition has a “constitutional hearing” format, where students are divided into six groups of three and each group presented twice during the day. Students in the Advanced Placement U.S. government and politics course have participated in the We the People...

girls-varsity-squash-boarding-school-court-athlete-of-the-week Athletes of the Week

Dylan Fulcher-Melendy ’20- Girls Varsity Squash For the past 3 seasons, Dylan has epitomized the best in sport.  A dedicated and talented athlete, she inspires teammates and opponents alike to play their best squash.  In the past week Dylan earned hard-fought victories in two of three matches against Westminster, Suffield, and Ethel Walker.  More importantly,...

Model-un-award-smart-students-williston-northampton-school Wildcats Score Big Awards at Model UN Conference

On Friday February 8, 13 students left for Boston to participate in the Model UN Conference at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT). Chaperoned by History and Global Studies teacher Andrew Syfu, the high school students, ranging from freshman to seniors, volunteered to represent Williston. Model United Nations aims to provide a platform for young future...

winter athletic signing Williston Celebrates 14 College-Bound Student Athletes at Signing Ceremony

The “incredible amount of hard work and support” it took to get the 13 college-bound student athletes to the Williston Athletic Center lobby on Monday, Feb. 4, was clearly visible: the standing-room-only crowd included teammates, coaches, and proudly-beaming parents. After introductory remarks by Athletic Director Mark Conroy, the athletes were given center stage, and a...

Athletes of the Week

Natalie Stott ’22- Girls Varsity Hockey Natalie has had a great season for the girls varsity hockey team. Her strong play in net continued Saturday in the team’s annual Pink in the Rink game vs. Hotchkiss, as she was truly outstanding and, without a doubt, vital to the team’s victory. Natalie made a key stop...

Hockey Players Display the Power of Pink

The Wildcat girls varsity hockey team beat The Hotchkiss School 2-0 during their 10th annual Pink in the Rink game—and as a bonus, raised $3,361 for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. The game, held on January 26, followed a bake sale and raffle, to which many in the Williston community donated. “The Wildcats would like...

At Why Not Speak Day, Students Find their VOICE

Students took a break from classes Tuesday, January 29, to participate in our fourth annual Why Not Speak Day, a day devoted to exploring identity, diversity, and inclusion. During the day, the student body attends two of their choice of 60+ faculty- and student-led workshops to speak about the differences and similarities  among people through the lens...

Girls Basketball Team Scores Big Win

The gym was filled with people wearing black to support the spirit of the girls basketball game against Hotchkiss on January 19. The game started at 2:30 p.m. At first we weren’t expecting many people to come to the game because there was a snowstorm on its way and most of the games were cancelled...

Committed College Athletes Prepare for Next Level

College is coming quickly, and some Williston Wildcats are planning on keeping their athletic careers going at the next level. Ryan Fitzpatrick ’19 is committed to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Massachusetts and is very pumped to put on for his home state. Ryan’s already had a good mind set going into...

Athletes of the Week

Jamie Park ‘23 – Varsity Wrestling Jamie is a very talented athlete who put his skills on the line in his first varsity match of the year last Wednesday. Jamie was the last match of the day in a thrilling dual meet against Eagle Hill.  The Cats needed a pin from Jamie to tie the...

Speaker Invites Students to Take Up “Weapons” Against Hate

Sophomores Anaya Akpalu and Tomi Akisanya gave Martin Luther King Jr. Day speaker Arno Michealis the perfect introduction, together reading a powerful poem they co-wrote called “Change” (video here). Describing changes over generations, and more personally in our own perspectives, the poem teed up the idea that we all have the option to alter who...

The World in Black and White

Richard Dec ’73 sees things in black and white. When you’re making linoleum cuts, that’s the way to convey an image. There’s a flat surface that takes ink, and the cut-away part that does not, yielding a result that can be as detailed as the maker has the skill to render. Dec has skill. His...

Wildcat Invitational

Williston girls ultimate is excited to announce the 1st annual Wildcat Invitational! The event is for HS girls teams. The event will be held on Saturday, April 20th from 9am to 5pm on Galbraith Field at the Williston Northampton School. All teams (up to 8) will play 3 games and spirit, 1st, and 2nd place...

Wildcats Conquer at Classics Day

Once again, Williston’s Latin students came, saw and conquered Classics Day at Mount Holyoke College. Students attended workshops, examined the classical antiquities of the Mount Holyoke Museum of Art, and distinguished themselves in the many competitions held throughout the day.  Classics Day is hosted by the Pioneer Valley Classical Association and was attended by Middle...

Karen Shepard Chronicles Imperfect Women’s Lives

Author and Williams College Senior Lecturer Karen Shepard read from her collection of short stories, Kiss Me Someone (see the New York Times review here) at the final installment of the Writers’ Workshop on January 14. During her visit on campus, she visited the Writers’ Workshop English class and gave a public reading. The author...

Athletes of the Week

Louisa Weed ’20- Girls Varsity Squash Louisa plays squash with purpose, passion, and integrity.  She thrives on hard work in practice and is extremely coachable. She has moved herself up to #2 spot on the team’s ladder and shows increasing self-confidence. A self-aware athlete, who adjusts continuously during matches, Louisa also displays equal measures of good sportsmanship...

Grum Artist Links Dance and Athleticism

Dancer and filmmaker Ben Needham-Wood was on the Williston Northampton School campus January 7 to 11 as part of the Grum Project. The series, funded by a generous alumna, brings artists across disciplines to work with the entire Williston Northampton School community. Needham-Wood worked with dancers preparing a number for the spring concert; screened his...

13 Alumni Share College Reflections with Students

Thirteen young alumni returned to the Williston Northampton School campus this week to talk with juniors and seniors about the upcoming transition to college. They explained how they made crucial decisions, such as how many schools to visit, and which ones to apply to, as well as how to prepare for the all-important interview and compose...

Athletes of the Week

Emma Gentile ‘19- Girls Varsity Basketball Emma, a senior guard, has been a consistent play maker so far this season for the Wildcats. This past week she proved extremely valuable yet again as she had a fantastic shooting game against Berkshire on Saturday. She went 4 for 6 from three-point land, many of which were...

Cum Laude Society Welcomes 10

The Cum Laude honor society welcomed 10 new Williston student members during a ceremony in the Phillips Stevens Chapel on January 4. The society, modeled after Phi Beta Kappa, recognizes academic achievement by students in secondary schools for the purpose of promoting excellence (Areté), justice (Diké), and honor (Timé). The inductees, top performers in the senior...

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