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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...

stu-bop-couch-study Honor Roll for T2

Congratulations to the 306 Wildcats who made honor roll in Trimester 2! Give them a hand! Ninth Grade I Hang U, Honors Julia Borden, High Honors Tevah Rose, High Honors Jackson Frechette, Honors Sofia Michalski, High Honors Cristina Negron, High Honors Rylie Tirrell, Honors Raymond Toth, High Honors Tucker Motyka, Honors Lauren O’Donald, High Honors...

JT-cage-athletics-equipment-heart The Controlled Chaos—and Huge Heart—of The Cage

Lining the dark gray cinder block walls of the Cage are hundreds of pieces of memorabilia. Family holiday cards, old, motivational posters, even completed puzzles glued together. On a piece of paper on the right side of the wall, is the definition to a very appropriate term. “Controlled chaos is a phrase often used casually...

girls-lacrosse-charlie-lonergan Lonergan Builds on Girls Lacrosse Legacy

The girls varsity lacrosse team has an exciting and rigorous season ahead of them. Former assistant coach Charlie Lonergan has stepped into his new role as head coach in the hopes of continuing the Wildcats success. Coach Lonergan has a very big lacrosse background; he has been involved with lacrosse since fifth grade, which is...

jersey-strum-softball-williston Jersey Strum Carries on Her Sister’s Softball Legacy

Former softball star Jordan Strum ’18 passed the varsity team down to her sister Jersey, and the younger Strum is excited to keep the flame sparked by her sister alive. Jordan and Jersey served as a pitching force on the softball field before Jordan graduated last year and left the team in the hands of...

gates-macphereson-discus-track-and-field-williston Gates MacPherson is on Track to be a Discus Star

Gates MacPherson can throw a discus around like it’s nothing. A co-captain for the Girls Varsity Track and Field team, she leads by strength and example. A runner up in two events in the NEPSAC Division II championships last year gave her a lot of confidence and motivation going into this season.  From Thorold, Ontario,...

pole-vault-williston-track-and-field Boys Track and Field Sprints Into Success

As the snow melts and the weather warms up, the Williston boys track and field team is sprinting into action. Ending third in New England as a team for NEPSAC division II in 2018, the team has big plans for this season with help from their two senior captains. Dating back to the early 1900s,...

janine-norton-infrared-mexico-grubbs-gallery Grubbs Gallery Artist Sees Infrared

Janine Norton’s photographs—on view at the Grubbs Gallery April 3 to April 30—give ordinary landscapes an otherworldly quality. To compile images for the show, called 2019 Infrared Study Continued Mexico, she brought her Infrared lens filter to Mexico to capture simple scenes: the jumbled growth of a prickly pear cactus, an empty pool surrounded by...

matt-sawyer-baseball-coach-25th-year Baseball Coach Matt Sawyer Heads into 25th Year

Varsity Baseball Coach Matt Sawyer has an astounding and specific memory when it comes to sports. He can tell you nearly any professional athlete’s jersey number – in any sport, any position, any team, almost any year. Ask him next time you see him; it’s impressive, almost unbelievably so. It’s with the same certainty and...

holly-lynton-photography-turkey-madonna Photographers’ Lecture Series Presents Holly Lynton

Holly Lynton photographs “vanishing industries­­­­—the last sheep shearer to use hand shears, shrimpers struggling to keep their boats out, the only weir fisher folk in New England, and the final crops of cigar tobacco before the barns are dismantled for floorboards,” she explains. Born in Boulder, Colorado, she lived in New York City and London before...

jake-ross-springfield-college-williston-basketball 3 Wildcat Alums Named All-Americans

It’s been a big week in college athletics for recent-grad Wildcats! We saw three alumni named All-Americans: Springfield College’s Jake Ross ’16, Ryan Richmond ’15, and David Fitch ’17. “For any school to have one of its graduates go on to be an All American on the NCAA level is exceptional,” said Mark Conroy, director...

lila-schaefer-chewonki-maine-coast-study-semester A Wildcat Heads to the Maine Coast

The following presentation was made at Assembly on March 20, 2019, by Lila Schaefer ’20 after she spent several months at Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki. Hi everybody! As some of you may know, I spent the fall semester at Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki. This program is a semester school for juniors and in...

ken-wang-tennis-williston-success Ken Wang Serves Up Tennis Success

You’d be hard pressed to find a student athlete calmer, humbler, and more gracious—and yet with as much natural talent—as Ken Wang. Behind that inborn skill, however, is a story that spans generations and continents. A 16-year-old junior day student from Belchertown, Mass., Ken is the Williston Tennis team’s number one player. Heading into the...

rob-kearney-arnold-schwartzenegger-strongman-gay-marriage Williston’s Strongman Wins, Weds, and Goes Viral

It was quite a whirlwind weekend for Williston’s athletic trainer Rob Kearney, whose brush with celebrity created a stir on social media. First, he emerged victorious at the Arnold (Schwarzenegger) Pro Strongman contest in Melbourne, Australia. This qualifies him for the Arnold Strongman World Championship next year. Then, he married his longtime boyfriend, Joey Aleixo,...

sally-alrutz-williston-award-athletic-swim Williston Honors Winter Athletes

At Assembly on March 20, Director of Athletics Mark Conroy reflected on Willisotn’s winter athletic program by sharing a few highlights of each team and recognizing award winners. See photos here. “What another awesome winter it was for Wildcat Athletics!” he said. Here is the list of winter sports and highlights associated with each. Wrestling...

NEPSAC-squash-williston-champ 20 Wildcats Earn All-NEPSAC Honors

It’s been a great winter for the Williston Wildcat teams. This year, 20 Williston Northampton School scholar-athletes, 12 of them local, earned individual postseason all-star recognition for their outstanding performances. The following students earned All-NEPSAC recognition. NEPSAC stands for the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council, the athletic association made up of 167 independent schools throughout New England....

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