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Grubbs Gallery Artist Looks at Family Life

Hanging in the Grubbs Gallery in November are photographs by Zachary Stevens, a photographer and photography educator who specializes in portraiture and documentary photography. His personal work is concerned with family, domesticity, identity, and the American condition. He is an alum of the Hallmark Institute of Photography and received an MFA in Visual Art from the Vermont...

Academic Honors Conferred on Williston Students

Five students were honored at a Williston Northampton School assembly for their high scores on the PSAT. Many others received recognition for their performance on Advanced Placement tests. Congratulations to all! National Merit Scholarship Honors Senior Caleb Stern was named a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist. Four seniors were named Commended Students. They are Dora S....

Working Artists Go Above and Beyond

Each trimester, Williston Northampton School confersWorking Artist Awards upon its most dedicated student creators. At Assembly on November 7, Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair Natania Hume announced the awardees for the first trimester. Amanda Shen ’19 combines her keen visual and conceptual intellect with advanced art making skills. She consistently produces outstanding works of...

Athletes of the Week

Gabriel Ribeiro ’19- Boys Varsity Soccer As the boys varsity soccer teams goalkeeper, Gabriel has been a wall in net for the Wildcats this season. Over the past 5 games, Gabriel has conceded just 1 goal which came on a wonder-strike against Pomfret. He has recorded shutouts against Wilbraham and Monson, Suffield, Salisbury, and Deerfield...

Williston Students Earn Model UN Success

More than 550 students from more than 40 schools participated in Phillips Exeter Academy’s Model UN on November 4. Williston Northampton School sent 17 students, who participated in debates in nine committees on topics as diverse as modern-day pirates, 9/11, and the two China problem of 1950. “It’s amazing to have an event and a...

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Tom Lawry ‘19 – Boys Varsity Water Polo Tom has had a great season for the Boys Varsity Water Polo team this fall. This past week he focused the group for tough matches against Choate and Suffield, leading the way with 4 goals over the week while playing aggressive defense. As the team’s co-captain, Tom...

Once a Wildcat Always a Wildcat: Caroline Wysocki ’16

When she was at Williston, Caroline Wysocki often did her homework and ate dinner in her car. It wasn’t by choice, or a distaste for the dining hall, but rather a necessary, exhausting part of the sacrifice of playing youth soccer at the highest level. Now a junior and starting outside defender at the University...

Williston Dedicates John Hazen White House

A state-of-the-art dormitory on the Williston Northampton School campus on October 12 was named the John Hazen White House, in honor of Board of Trustees Chair John Hazen White Jr., a member of the class of 1976, and a tireless advocate of the school. The residence hall houses 40 ninth- and tenth-grade boys, and is...

Mark Gugleilmo Brings Multidisciplinary Exploration to Williston

Cuban music pulls in influences from divergent places: Spanish immigrants brought guitar and horns, African enslaved people brought and invented multiple varieties of percussion instruments, Chinese immigrants contributed a reed instrument still played in parts of Cuba today. The braiding of these strands creates a musical experience for the ears that has been described as...

Athletes of the Week

Bryn Saarela ’20- Varsity Field Hockey Bryn has had a fantastic season for the Wildcats thus far. Playing right wing, she regularly provides the much-needed spark her team needs to get moving offensively.  With great speed and an attacking instinct, she was critical in the team’s success this week. On Wednesday, in a must win...

Photographers’ Lecture Series Presents Rudy Archuleta

The Photographers’ Lecture Series kicks off this year with a presentation by Rudy Archuleta. Rudy grew up in Hawaii and moved to New York in 1989 to attend Rochester Institute of Technology. After graduating, he moved to Manhattan where he met then-Williston-alum and current Williston photography teacher Edward Hing ’77 and Janine Norton whose studio,...

Speaker Urges Openness about Depression

Comedian, author, and activist Kevin Breel’s upbringing in western Canada prepared him for one thing: not to talk about addiction or depression. His father wrestled with both, and Kevin learned early on it was off limits to speak about. That was before he shared his story with Williston Northampton School students during a special Assembly...

Christian Anzeveno’s Gridiron Grit

Christian Anzeveno saw a sign-up sheet for youth football in his elementary school. At the time he wasn’t envisioning where the sport would get him. He was 11. Nobody else in his family was pushing him into it. He just wanted to play. His mom, though, wasn’t so sure. “I begged her to let me...

The Importance of Kindness

This address was given by Class President DJ Poulin ’19 at Williston’s 178th Convocation. Find more about the event, including links to photos, videos, and other speeches, here. How’s everyone doing? For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Donald Poulin, but everyone just calls me DJ. Before today, there have been 177...

Athletes of the Week

Nat Markey ‘20-Boys Varsity Cross Country Nat has had a great first half of the season for the Wildcats. So great that he has consistently been the team’s #2 runner! His strong performance continued this week as he had an outstanding race on Saturday against Avon. He ran a smart race, making some big moves...

Williston to Host Genetics Presentation

Williston will host a Genetics Update Conference on October 17. During the half-day conference, biology students learn the latest in genetic advances, promising research areas, and where to look for career opportunities in the burgeoning field. Williston students have attended the conference for the past 18 years, and we have been hosting it since 2013,...

Athletes of the Week

Christian Anzeveno ’19- Varsity Football Christian continues to emerge as one of the best defensive linemen in the Erickson League. A dominant force that demands a double team, he always seems to be in the opponent’s backfield. On top of his defensive performance on Saturday against a very talented offensive line from Avon, he also...

French Class Explores WWI ‘No Man’s Land’

On September 18, Adeleen Brown’s French IV class visited the Smith College Museum of Art to explore the exhibit of World War I prints called “No Man’s Land.” At the museum, students viewed the drawings and read their descriptions and then chose a theme related to the war. Then they chose one drawing that exemplified...

Athletes of the Week

Julia Cavanaugh ‘19 – Girls Varsity Volleyball Julia has been a consistently strong player for the Wildcats this season. She stepped up big against Stoneleigh Burnham on Saturday with a series of 7 service points in a row and 8 service aces overall during the team’s second set. Stoneleigh Burnham was at a loss in...

At 25 Years, Rick Teller ’70 Continues Family Legacy

At Convocation, the official opening of school, Williston honors faculty who have committed 25 years of their lives to the school by presenting them with a Williston Chair. During the ceremony on September 14, Head of School Robert W. Hill III presented a chair to Archivist Richard Teller ’70. “The Teller name is an indelible one...

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