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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...

NSFG Instructorship Awarded to Adeleen Brown

  Editor’s note: this address was given by Dean of Faculty Peter Valine during Assembly on September 26, 2018. The Northampton School for Girls Instructorship was established in 1999 by alumnae of the Northampton School for Girls to note the importance of that school in their lives, and to support the focus on the education...

Athletes of the Week

Kate McDermott ‘21 – Varsity Field Hockey Kate has had strong performances early on this season for the Wildcats. She is a big part of the squads fast, forward line and can be linked to the team’s early success. This week, in the team’s only game of the week against Miss Porters, she managed to...

Sportsmanship the Foundation of Wildcat Pride

Editor’s note: Director of Athletics Mark Conroy made these remarks at Assembly on September 26, 2018. Good morning everyone. If we haven’t had a chance to meet, I am Mr. Conroy and the school’s Director of Athletics. I wanted to take just a moment this morning to speak to you briefly about a topic that...

‘Laramie Project’ Writer ‘Still Waiting for Play to Feel Outdated’

The shock, horror, media frenzy, and ensuing national conversation surrounding the murder of Matthew Shepard happened 20 years ago. The head writer of the award-winning “Laramie Project,” Leigh Fondakowski, says that the play, unfortunately, does not feel dated. “Here we are 20 years later, and I’m still waiting for the time when ‘The Laramie Project’...

Athletes of the Week

Maddy Cardaci ‘20 – Girls Varsity Field Hockey Maddy was vital in the Wildcats season opener on the road at St. Mark’s on Saturday. She seamlessly moved between two positions to help the team and had two amazing saves in the net to keep the Wildcats in the game.  While her position doesn’t often come...

Robert W. Hill III’s Advice: Let Down Your Guard

Head of School Robert W. Hill III delivered this address at the 178th Convocation on September 14, 2018. Photos of the event are here. A speech by keynote Chic Eglee ’70 is here. Good afternoon Williston and welcome students, the Class of 2019 especially, faculty and staff, and honored guests.  Here we are at the...

Convocation Speaker Chic Eglee ’70 to Students: Move Forward

The following speech was given by Chic Eglee ’70 during Convocation on September 14, 2018. Read more about Chic here. See photos of the event here, and video here. Read Head of School Robert W. Hill III’s address here. Read the address by Class President DJ Poulin ’19 here. “It was the best of times,...

20 Years Later, ‘Laramie Project’ Remains Significant

Twenty years ago this October, a 21-year-old University of Wyoming student named Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, brutally beaten, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming, and left to die. Shepard was the victim of a hate crime that would soon become the focus of the entire nation—he was killed because he was...

Grum Project Artists Bring Vision to Williston

Williston’s Grum Project, a five-year artist-in-residence program funded by a generous alumna, enters its third year with a slate of artists involved in a variety of disciplines. Mark Guglielmo, a visual artist who creates photomosaics paired with audio recordings, begins the series. His most recent work depicts the lives of Cuban people before and after...

College Fair Brings 55 Reps to Campus

Students, especially juniors and seniors, are encouraged to attend a College Fair when representatives of 55 colleges and universities will be on campus. The fair will be held on September 24 from 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. in the Athletic Center. Some colleges are offering the opportunity for seniors to have interviews before or after the...

Williston Welcomes Eight New Faculty Members

Williston Northampton School is proud to welcome eight new faculty members to campus this fall. The eight will be learning about life at Williston during introductory faculty meetings and Welcome Days. Classes begin on September 10. The new faculty are: Rachel Gordon (English and Student Activities) Rachel will teach 8th grade English and serve as...

Writers’ Workshop Enters 21st Year

Williston’s 21st Writers’ Workshop Series draws four presenters from across a spectrum of literary styles and genres. This year’s slate includes a poet, a novelist, a publisher of a literary journal, and a writer of novels, short stories, and nonfiction. Students in Williston’s Writers’ Workshop course will read selected works from the authors in preparation...

303 Score T3 Honors

Three hundred three Wildcats made Honor Roll in the third trimester of the 2017-18 school year. Congratulations, all! Grade 9 Kenshin Kadoya Grade 9 High Honors Liam Coughlin Grade 9 High Honors Gabriel Davila Bustamante Grade 9 Honors Jacob Schulkind Grade 9 High Honors Abigail Schulkind Grade 9 High Honors Andrew Warren Grade 9 Honors...

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