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The Story Of Our Old Elm Tree

Thirty five years ago you members of the class of 1959 gave me as president a drawing to take custody of.  The occasion was our 25th reunion.  Now we all approach our 60th reunion this spring.  Let me tell you what being caretaker of this drawing has meant to me over these many years in...

sian-lewandowski-water-polo-williston Athletes of the Week

Sian Lewandowski ‘21- Girls Varsity Water Polo Sian has been a big part of the Wildcat’s success in the pool this season. This past weekend she provided a quiet yet strong presence in the pool. She provided the team a crucial steadying effect in two important wins against a Sacred Heart team that had defeated...

language-award-winners-latin-chinese-french Gained in Translation

The Language Department acknowledged the outstanding performance of Chinese, French and Latin students in a recent assembly. The awardees distinguished themselves at the regional and national level on the three separate national language tests. In Latin, the following students earned a Certificate of Honorable Merit CUM LAUDE: Level II: Molly Kinstle ’21 Level III: Anne-Valerie...

greg-tuleja-yearbook-dedication-window Yearbook Editors Dedicate ‘The Log’ to Mr. Tuleja

The Williston community gave a roaring standing ovation in Assembly today after the editors of The Log dedicated its pages to longtime beloved teacher and coach Academic Dean Greg Tuleja. Below is the dedication, which will appear in the 2019 yearbook, called “Hear Us Roar.”  The Log yearbook is used to document moments in time...

working-artist-awards-glede-tucker-maddie-keyu Artists at Work

Four students earned Working Artist awards at today’s assembly. The awards honor students who commit fully to the their artistic pursuit. The awardees are Maddie Elsea’19, theater; Glede Wang ’19, curation; Tucker Motyka ’22, music; Keyu Lu ’20, painting. Maddie directed and starred in the play Eurydice for her Williston Scholars Performing Arts project and...

jane-lucia-environmental-award Science Teacher Wins State Award

At a State House ceremony, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Kathleen Theoharides this week honored 32 energy and environmental education programs at Massachusetts schools and nonprofits as part of the 25thAnnual Secretary’s Awards for Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education. Among them was Jane Lucia, Williston Northampton School science teacher, for her program, “Buds,...

Dancing Dad

With one simple act of kindness, Marc Daniels ’96 gets our vote for dad of year   It’s likely you’re one of the millions who saw Marc Daniels ’96 in a video that went viral last summer. If you haven’t: the clip opens with a row of tiny ballerinas happily dancing in unison, except for...

sabrina-shao-athlete-of-the-week Athletes of the Week

Sabrina Shao ‘19 – Girls Varsity Water Polo Sabrina has had a great season for the girls varsity water polo team. This past week, she was instrumental in the team’s big victories over tough opponents from Deerfield and Hopkins. Her ability to see the pool has led to some strong offense as she is able...

seamon-oragimi-faculty-art-show Faculty Art Show Exhibits “Hidden Talents”

There is more to most of the Williston faculty than meets the eye. For nine teachers, it’s their hidden artistic talents. On Thursday, May 2, the first Williston Faculty Art show opened in the Grubbs Gallery. The event, “Hidden Talents,“ was curated by senior Glede Wang. All faculty members, except art teachers, were allowed to...

water-polo-abbie-coscia Athletes of the Week

Abbie Coscia ’19-Girls Varsity Water Polo Abbie has had another fantastic start to the season for the Wildcats. This past week she had a great weekend in a double header at Suffield. In the first game against Staples HS she led the team to a 14-6 victory, netting 5 goals and accumulating 4 steals. In...

soccer-spain-williston Boys Soccer Team to Train in Spain

Most teams do their preseason on the turf field or take the “long” walk up to Galbraith. This coming fall, the boys soccer program, however, will be taking a much longer trip. In August, the program will head off to Alicante, Spain, for their preseason. They will be competing against two to three youth teams...

mason-balch-lacrosse Alum of the Month: Mason Balch ’18

Recent graduate Mason Balch ’18 just wrapped up a solid year on the lacrosse field in his first year of college competition. Mason, 19, is currently playing D-1 lacrosse for the Bryant Bulldogs. Mason started this fall at Bryant University, just outside of Providence, after two years at Williston. From Westfield, Mass., Mason transferred into...

campbell-nyarady-lacrosse Athletes of the Week

Campbell Nyarady ’19-Girls Varsity Lacrosse Campbell has displayed a positive attitude and consistent leadership as a captain and veteran of the girls varsity lacrosse team this season, no matter the circumstances. In an important road game on Wednesday against Westminster, she played aggressively from the start, helping the team build a 6-2 halftime advantage. The...

ann-dowd-commencement-speaker Emmy-Award-Winning Actress to Speak at Commencement

We are very excited to welcome Ann Dowd ’74 as our 178th Commencement speaker on May 25, 2019, under a tent on the main quad. Dowd won a Best Supporting Actress Emmy in 2017 for her role as the ruthless Aunt Lydia in Hulu’s dystopian drama, “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Dowd, a native of Holyoke, Massachusetts,...

ryan-dwyer-jim-mcgovern-congressional-award Williston Senior Earns Congressional Award

Williston Northampton School six-year senior Ryan Dwyer on April 23 met with U.S. Representative James McGovern (D-MA) after receiving a Congressional Award. The United States Congress established the award in 1979 to recognize initiative, service, and achievement in young people and was originally signed into law by President Jimmy Carter. Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W....

joey-ford-lacrosse-boys Joey Ford’s Lacrosse Tenacity and “Puppy Dog Enthusiasm”

Joey Ford is a standout on the lacrosse field and someone to keep an eye on this spring. The senior has been at Williston for four years, starting on the boys varsity lacrosse team every year. He is one of few college commits on this year’s team, and arguably the best offensive player on the...

abigail-thouey-track-and-field Athletes of the Week

Abigail Touhey ‘22- Girls Track and Field Abigail had a stellar start to the season for the Wildcats. On Saturday, she won three events: the 1500, 3000, and 4×400 relay. She began the meet with the 1500, running a 5:27 for a convincing win, and just one second slower than her personal best. A great...

Williston Announces Major Gift From Cain Family

Today, April 22nd, Head of School Robert W. Hill III announced a significant new gift to the Williston Northampton school that he says will “add even more momentum to our school’s trajectory of success.” The gift, which comes from the Cain family, led by James E. Cain ’68 and the family of his late brother...

po-shen-lo-speaker-math Math at Williston is More than the Sum of its Parts

Mathematics is a universal language, and at Williston, we speak it fluently. Take junior Steven Wang, who has qualified to participate in the USA Math Olympiad, a 9-hour, two-day competition made up of six problems. The Olympiad is a highly selective mathematics competition and for the third year in a row, Steven qualified for a...

Athletes of the Week

Claudia Capone ‘19– Girls Varsity Lacrosse Claudia has made a seamless transition from the ice to the field for the girls varsity lacrosse team, serving as a workhorse midfielder. She is a threat offensively, defensively and everywhere in between. Utilizing her speed, athleticism and grit to be involved across the field she has made a...

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